today in history 25 feb

1510

Portuguese Catholics conquer Goa under Albuquerque, the then Governor, to serve as capital of their Asian maritime empire beginning conquest and exploitation of India by Europeans.

1586

King Birbal, renowned wit and one amongst the ‘Navratna’ of Emperor Akbar’s Court, died in a war with Usuf Jard Kabile.

1760

Lord Clive left India. His successors as Governors of India were J. Holwell and H. Vansittart from July 1760 to 1765. He was re-posted to India on May 3, 1765.

1909

Gandhiji arrested at Volksrust; sentenced to 3 months.

1910

Dalai Lama, Tibeten monk, flees from Chinese troops and takes refuge in India.

1963

Nehru refuses to recognize China-Pakistan border pact in New Delhi.

1968

Judge Mohammad Hidayatullah became the Chief Justice of India. He held this office till 16/12/1970.

1976

India announces plan to penalize parents who have more than two children.

1977

Second satellite Earth Station established at Dehradun.

1998

Tendulkar’s first first-class 204* for Mumbai vs Australia.

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