Today in History – 15 December

1675

Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him.

1749

Shahu Chattrapati, the grandson of Shivaji, died.

1803

East India Company captured Orrisa state.

1859

S. Kasturiranga Iyengar, the owner of Hindu newspaper, was born.

1976

Baichung Bhutia, the Indian Football player, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim.

1950

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the ‘Iron Man’ and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.

1992

BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.

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