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    Today in History – 12 July

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    1295

    Savtamali, famous saint, attained ‘samadhee’.

    1489

    Bahlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan and founder of Lodi dynasty, died in Delhi.

    1576

    Husain Quli, the Governor of Bengal, defeated the rebels and put them to fight. Daud was captured and put to death.

    1674

    Chhatrapati Shivaji signed a friendship treaty with East India Company.

    1823

    First Indian Steam Engine Ship “Diana-a-Gunboat”sailed in a sea near Calcutta. It was built by Kyd & Company.

    1862

    President Abraham Lincoln signed into law, a measure calling for awarding a U.S. Army Medal of Honor, in the name of Congress, “to such non-commissioned officers and privates that most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection.”

    1932

    The 16,000-foot Shyok ice dam in the Himalayas bursted while flooding in the Indus Valley at Kashmir.

    1949

    Dutch KLM Constellation crasheed near Bombay.

    1957

    Sahajada Karim became Aga Khan.

    1957

    On this day in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first president to ride in the newest advance in aviation technology: the helicopter.

    1960

    Bhagalpur University was established in Bihar.

    1960

    Ranchi University was established.

    1970

    Major flood in Alaknanda river resulted in sweeping of buses and claimed 6000 lives.

    1980

    Congress (I) gets absolute majority in Rajya Sabha.

    1984

    Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announceed that he has chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate.

    1994

    India expeled Pak diplomat; Indian attache tortured in Islamabad.

    1995

    On this day in 1995, a heat advisory was issued in Chicago, Illinois, warning of an impending record-breaking heat wave. By the time the heat broke a week later, nearly 1,000 people were dead in Illinois and Wisconsin.

    1996

    Lok Sabha adopted resolution extending President’s Rule in J & K for 6 months.

    1998

    India will not reverse the nuclear programme, declared Mr. Vajpayee.

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