Today in History – 13 November


Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament.


Shikh leader Maharaja Ranjit Singh, also known as Lion of Punjab, was born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan).


British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).


Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked


Four Language panels were started on Rs. 10/- notes. First time four corner serial numbers were introduced. This panel had Indian languages which varied from state to state.

War Secretary Brodrick claimed that Boers were killing natives in large numbers. He intended to withdraw troops from India to fight in S. Africa at London.


Gandhiji left England for South Africa and wrote ”Hind Swaraj” on board S.S. Kildonan Castle.


Richard Nixon, the US Vice President, arrives in New Delhi.


Supreme Court orders establishment of an all-India judicial service.


The Supreme Court in an unanimous 65-page verdict declares that patients who received deficient services from the medical profession and hospitals were entitled to claim damages under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.


Tendulkar blazes as India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah beating Zimbabwe in the final.


Eminem releases single ‘Lose Yourself’ from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song. Hip Hop artist Eminem aka Marshall Mathers is the best selling music artist of the 2000s. Known for his dark subject matter, alter egos, comic style and rhyming ability. He is the winner of 13 Grammys, including “The Slim Shady LP” and “The Marshall Mathers LP”.


Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. ISIS claim responsibility.

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