Today in History – 14 October

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1066

William of Normandy defeats King Harold in the Battle of Hastings.

1705

The English Navy captures Barcelona in Spain.

1773

Britain’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo is burned at Annapolis, Md.

1806

Napoleon Bonaparte crushes the Prussian army at Jena, Germany.

1884

Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.

1884

Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, was born at Delhi.

1910

Further unrest took place in Lhasa, Tibet, following the arrest of Dalai Lama’s agent by the Chinese on the Chinese frontier with India.

1930

The Flag of Freedom’ or ‘Swaraj Toran’ a feature film produced by Prabhat Film Co.Kolhapur was prohibited by the Censor Board on October 14, 1930 on the grounds that it was objectionable in the existing political situation. The film, however, was cleared only after deleting certain portions and the title changed to ‘Udaykal’.

1940

Cliff Richards [Harry Webb], rock vocalist, was born in Lucknow, India.

1950

Chinese Communist Forces begin to infiltrate the North Korean Army.

1955

Colombo Plan conference held at New Delhi pleas for technological aid to Asia .

1956

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji, Ambedkar and about two lakh scheduled caste men and women embraced Buddhism in Nagpur.

1985

Assam Ganparishad established.

1989

Election Commission accepted Shiv Sena as a political party.

1998

Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics. He became the sixth Indian, by birth or citizenship, to win a Nobel.

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