Today in History – 31 December

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1560

Akbar’s Vajir-E-Ajam ‘Bairam Khan’ was assassinated at Patan, Gujarat by an Afghan assassin Mubarak Khan Lohani ( whose father was slain by Bairam Khan) in the battle of Machhiwara.

1950

US President Harry S. Truman announced his decision to develop a super bomb – Hydrogen Bomb – with a massive fund.

You may read about the story of the development of hydrogen bomb.

1960

Milkha Singh at Lahore sets record for 200m in 20.7s.

1985

Under the 52nd Constitutional Amendment, Anti-Defector Bill was passed unanimously in Lok Sabha. This avoided the Representatives of People to switch over political parties.

1997

INS Vikrant, Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier, de-commissioned.

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