Today in History – 21 October

1296

Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.

1577

Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.

1789

Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.

1790

The Tricolor was chosen as the official flag of France.

1887

Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.

1906

Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians’ case to Colonial Secretary.

1917

The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommerviller under French command.

1934

Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the ‘Congress Socialist Party’ and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.

1939

As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.

1943

Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.

1947

The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.

1950

China invades Tibet.

1954

Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.

1959

Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.

1961

Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.

1990

Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.

1996

Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.

1997

Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.

1999

B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

2000

Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.

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