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Today in History – 27 November

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Today in History – 27 November

1001

Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni began his first real expedition to India by defeating the Hindu King Jaipal. He won Afghanisthan and Punjab in Peshawar battle. This was the first major Muslim conquest in India.

1295

English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives

1895

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize

1907

Harivanshrai Bachchan, famous Hindi writer and poet, was born at Allahabad.

1943

Conference of Tehran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)

1946

London announces parley on India; Muslims accept, Hindus decline.

1962

Britain agreed to supply arms to India.

1992

Sachin Tendulkar, 19 years and 22 days old, becomes the youngest cricketer to make 1,000 test runs while playing in Johannesburg.