Today in History – 24 September

Today in History - 24 September

 

1629

Jacques Specx appointed Governor General of Dutch-Indies.

1674

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was second time crowned by ‘Tantrik Paddhati’.

1726

King George empowered the company to establish Municipal Corporation and Mayor s Courts in Bombay and Calcutta.

1788

After having been dissolved, the French Parliament of Paris reassembles in triumph.

1829

Anandram Dhekial Fukan, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, was born.

1856

Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore and Governor General of India, passed away.

1873

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule established the ‘Satyashodhak Samaj’.

1929

The first flight using only instruments is completed by U.S. Army pilot James Doolittle.

1932

Poona Pact’ was signed between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This historical agreement allowed increased representation for untouchables. Also, Gandhi ended his fast.

1932

Preetilata Waddedara, the first armed woman revolutionary, was hanged for “”Chatgaon Ammunitions Plo

1947

The World Women’s Party meets for the first time since World War II.

1947

Pakistani raiders invade Kashmir.

1956

The first transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation.

1960

The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

1962

The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.

1992

Five selected regional TV channels go national by direct linking to INSAT.

1992

Union Labour Minister announces a new export-oriented emigration policy in place of the regulatory one.

1995

Kanpur University renamed as Chhatrapati Shahu University.

1999

The Chief Controller of Defence Accounts (pensions) was renamed as the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad.

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