Today in History – 13 February

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1601

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

1713

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.

1856

East India Company captured Lucknow along with Avadh Kingdom.

1861

Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians.

1879

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.

1922

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

1936

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

1968

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

1984

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

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