Today in History – 19 April

today in history 19 april

1451

Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.

1775

The American Revolution began.

1897

First Boston Marathon held

1902

The last and most powerful of a series of earthquakes rocked Western Guatemala on this day in 1902. More than 2,000 people were killed and 50,000 left homeless by the destruction. The quakes struck the Quezaltenago area in southwestern Guatemala beginning the previous evening.

1910

Anant Laxman Kanhere, revolutionary, was hanged.

1950

Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.

1975

First Indian Satellite ”Aryabhata” launched. The Satellite provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.

1976

Maharshi Dayanand University established in Haryana.

1994

Major General Rajindersing Sparo, first awardee of `Mahavir Chakra’ and former Chief Minister of Punjab , passed away.

1996

AIDS deleted from the list of contagious diseases in the Railway Act of 1989.

1998

Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.

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