Today in History – 19 October

1216

King John of England dies at Newark and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

1689

Sambhaji’s queen Yesubai and her child surrendered the Raigarh Fort to the Mughals.

1774

Members of the Council and the Judge of Supreme Court of England came to improve the management in India.

1812

Napoleon Bonaparte begins his retreat from Moscow.

1875

The first section from Hathras Road to Mathura Cantonment was opened to traffic.

1907

Sulochana Modi, first lady Mayor of Mumbai Mahanagar Palika, was born.

1949

The People’s Republic of China is formally proclaimed.

1950

The North Korean capital of Pyongyang is captured by U.N. troops.

1967

Dr. C. V. Raman elucidated his new theory on wave motion in respect to vision and dim light.

1970

First Indian-made MIG-21 handed over to the Air Force. Privy purses and privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.

1983

Prof. Subramanyam Chandrasekhar shares the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with fellow American Prof. William Fowler.

1983

Union Government takes over the management of 13 textile undertakings in Bombay; marathon strike in cotton textile industry ends.

1988

British government bans TV and radio interviews with members of Irish political group Sinn Fein and 11 paramilitary groups.

2003

Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II for her work among “the poorest of the poor” in India.


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