Today in History – 13 September

Today in History-13-septemb

1500

Pedro Alvaris, Portugese businessman, reached Calicut and established the first European factory in India.

1515

King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthaus Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.

1549

Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.

1788

The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.

1847

Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company, was born.

1886

Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar, was born.

1893

Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of ‘Prarthana Samaj’, passed away.

1901

Jamshedji Bomanji H. Wadia, director and producer, was born. His first film was ‘Toofan Mail’ (1932).

1945

Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.

1961

An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.

1965

Pakistanis bomb Bombay.

1990

An attempt to hijack a Coimbatore-Bangalore-Madras Indian Airlines flight IC 534 to Sri Lanka.

1992

Union government decides to form a National Human Rights Commission.

1996

Lok Pal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha.

1997

Grieving India lays to rest Mother Teresa in state funeral in Calcutta in which pomp and splendour is combined with religious rites.

2000

Central Government withdraws the ban on use of non-iodised salt despite protests from the medical community and several state governments.

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