Remembering historical events is an important task for those who want to write the Civil Services examinations in India. Important questions are asked about such events. While it is really easy to recall the entire event, what people often struggle with is that of remembering the events. This article titled Today in History – January 12 – India and World sums up all the important historical events that took place on this day in both India and World. Let us take a quick look into those events in a chronological fashion.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 12
Today in History – January 12: “India”
1708: Shahu – grandson of Chhatrapati Shivaji – was crowned as ruler of Maratha Empire. He was the 5th Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire.
1863: Swami Vivekananda, a great monk, was born on this day.
1901: Uma Shankar Dikshit was born. He was the Governor of both Karnataka and West Bengal.
1934: Surya Sen, Indian freedom fighter, was hanged by British at Chittagong jail.
1984: Government of India declared the birth date of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day.
1992: A new political treaty was signed by India and Russia.
Today in History – January 12: “World”
1528: Sweden’s Gustav I was crowned as the King of Sweden.
1554: Bayinnaung was crowned as the King of Burma on this day. He later assembled the largest empire in entire South-east Asia.
1848: Palermo rising against the Bourbons took place in Sicily.
1866: Royal Aeronautical Society was formed in London, England.
1895: National Trust was founded in Britain.
1908: For the first time, long distance radio message was sent from Eiffel Tower.
1916: During the First World War, Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke were the first aviators to receive Pour le Mérite for achieving eight aerial victories each against the Allied forces.
1932: Hattie Caraway became the first woman who was elected to the Senate of US.
1970: Biafra surrendered thus putting an end to Nigerian Civil War.