Today in History – 24 June

today in history 24 june

1675

In colonial New England, King Philip’s War began when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border settlement of Swansee, Massachusetts, and massacre of the English colonists there.

1763

Murshidabad was captured by the East India Company under Major Adams for the second time, and Mir Jaffar was declared the King.

1862

On this day, President Abraham Lincoln met with retired General Winfield Scott, a hero of the Mexican War and the commander of all Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War.

1869

Hari Chapekar Damodar was born virtually. He was the first terrorist of India.

1885

Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal Master, was born in the village Haryal, District Rawalpindi.

1908

Gopinath, famous Kathakali dancer, was born.

1946

Gandhiji meets Cabinet Mission.

1946

Congress party rejects British plan for provisional govt. pending constitution in New Delhi.

1948

One of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War began, as the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. The blockade turned out to be a terrible diplomatic move by the Soviets, while the United States emerged from the confrontation with renewed purpose and confidence.

1961

Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 and flew it and took to air for the first time.

1974

India all out for 42 in Lord’s Test cricket in 77 mins.

1980

Varahagiri Venkata Giri, former president of India, died at Madras.

1986

Government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment would also get maternity leave.

1990

Defence scientists successfully test fired country’s first third generation anti-tank missile ‘NAG’.

1990

President R. Venkataraman issues notification formally constituting an Inter-State Council.

1991

Pranab Mukherjee was appointed Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission.

1997

On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials released a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier.

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