History can be annoying because it is at times really boring. However, for civil services aspirants, it is important and no matter how much they hate it, they need to study it. One of the key aspects of UPSC preparations is to remember all the important historical events and their dates. This article titled Today in History – January 13 – India and World provides the most important historical events that took place on this very day in a chronological fashion. Let us take a look at those events quickly.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 13
Today in History – January 13: “India”
1709: Kam Baksh was defeated by his brother Bahadur Shah I at Hyderabad.
1799: In the Battle of Wadagaon, Marathas defeated the British army.
1849: In the Battle of Chillianwala, British forces defeated the Sikhs.
1932: Lloyd Barrage or Sukkur Dam on the River Indus was opened for the first time.
1949: Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel space, was born on this day.
1964: Anti-muslim riots took place in Calcutta (now Kolkata) killing 100 people.
Today in History – January 13: “World”
1547: Earl of Surrey, Henry Howard was sentenced to death.
1793: During the French Revolution, a revolutionary of France, Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville was lynched to death in Rome.
1815: During the War of 1812, Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, was captured by British forces. It was the only battle of the War of 1812 which was fought in Georgia.
1822: First National Assembly adopted the design of the Greek flag at Epidaurus.
1847: Treaty of Cahuenga ended Mexican-American War which took place in California.
1888: National Geographic Society was founded in Washington D. C.
1893: United Kingdom’s Independent Labor Party held its first meeting.
1910: First ever public radio broadcast took place. Live performance of the operas, Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana were aired from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
1942: During WWII, first ever use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot flying Heinkel He 280.
1968: Johny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison.