today in history 8 january
8 January 1025 Sultan Mehmood completely destroyed the Temple of Somnath. 8 January 1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy 8 January 1790 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address 8 January 1835 The United States national debt became 0 for the first and only time. 8 January 1867 African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew...

Today in History – 8 January

8 January 1025 Sultan Mehmood completely destroyed the Temple of Somnath. 8 January 1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy 8 January 1790 1st US President George Washington delivers...

Today in History – 6 January

6 January 1664 Chhatrapati Shivaji attacked Surat. 6 January 1818 Dominion of Holkar in India is annexed with Rajput states and come under the British protection. 6 January...

Today in History – 5 January

5 January 1592 Shahjahan, Mughal emperor of India, was born at Lahore. 5 January 1659 Aurangzeb defeated Shah Shuja in the battle of Khawan near Allahabad. 5 January...

Today in History – 4 January

46 BC, January 4 Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina 1642, January 4 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament 1847,...

Today in History – 3 January

1496, January 3 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine. 1653, January 3 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in...

Today in History – 2 January

1757, January 2 Robert Clive again attacked and annexed Calcutta from Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah. After the Battle of Plassey, Robert Clive, Britisher, defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah, Mir Jafar, Nawab...

Today in History – 1 January

1399 Amir Timur left Delhi. He took the title 'Emperor of India' and recrossed the Indus on March 11. 1664 Shivaji assumed the royal title and he...

Today in History – 16 December

16 December 1515 Affonso de Albuquerque, who is regarded as the real founder of Portuguese power in India, died at the age of 73 years. 16...

Today in History – 15 December

1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him. 1749 Shahu Chattrapati, the grandson of Shivaji, died. 1803 East India Company captured...

Today in History – 7 December

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician was assassinated in Formiae 1782 Hyder Ali, the warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur. 1825 First...

Today in History – 5 December

1657 Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India. 1865 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery 1943 The Indian city of Calcutta (now Kolkata) was attacked...

Today in History – 4 December

1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad 1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published 1796 Bajirao became the second Peshwa. 1829 Britain abolished Sati Pratha in...