Today in History – 15 November

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1492

Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco.

1621

Jahangir captured Kakda Fort.

1817

Battle of Yerwada.

1830

Ram Mohun Roy sailed for England. He was the first Indian Brahmin (then ‘Brahmo’) to go to England.

1875

Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, was born at Ulihatu, Ranchi district, Bihar.

1913

Ravindranath Tagore (1861-1941), received the message that he was awarded with Noble Prize in literature for his collection of poems ‘Gitanjali’ . He was the first Indian to be awarded with Nobel Prize. (13 or 15)

1920

Assembly meeting of the League of Nations.

1932

Walt Disney Art School created

1949

Nathuram Vinayak Godse and Narayan Dattatreya Apte were hanged in Ambala Jail for Gandhi’s murder.

1988

Dalai Lama agreed for less then independent country to save the cultural heritage of Tibet.

1989

Test debut of Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Yunus at Karachi.

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