Today in History – 17 November

1525

James Todd, researcher and writer of Rajput history, passed away.

1857

Sir Colin Campbell, British Army Officer, managed to supress Indian Mutiny sepoys at Lucknow.

1921

Princes of Wales came to India.

1928

Lala Lajpat Rai died in Lahore after being seriously wounded in the barbarous lathi charge of 30th October. He is referred as the “”Lion of Punjab”” or “”Punjab Kesari”” and is remembered as freedom fighter, nationalist, educationist, lawyer, thinker, writer, social reformer, orator and a passionate fighter for the revival of the ancient Indian culture.

1932

The Third Round Table Conference began in London. It was not attended by the Congress as the real Indian participation in the making of the constitution was negligible. Since Gandhi was in prison because of his civil disobedience movement he could not attend it either. This conference ended on 24th November 1932 without achieving anything.

1947

Rajendra Prasad elected the President of Indian National Congress.

1966

India’s beauty queen Rita Faria was crowned as ‘Miss World’ in World Beauty contest held in London. She was a medical student.

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