Today in History – 13 February


John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London.


Farrukh Siyar becomes Emperor of India after capturing Red Fort.

Sultan Jahandar Shah was strangled to death. Farrukhsiyar captured the throne of Delhi from Jahandar Shah with the assistance of two Sayyid brothers.


East India Company captured Lucknow along with Avadh Kingdom.


Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians.


Sarojini Naidu “Nightingale of India”, was born at Hyderabad. She was the first Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress and took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 1931.


The Indian National Congress suspends its civil disobedience campaign in the face of mounting violence.


Dinsha Wachha, great Industrialist and social worker, passed away at Mumbai.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee elected President of the All India Jan Sangha.


Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, inaugurated the first manufacturing work of Indian Submarines at Mazgaon Dock, Bombay.



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