Today in History – November 11 – India and World brings to you the most important historical events that took place in the past. These events can teach us a lot. It teaches us our mistakes, it helps us understand the goods that our ancestors did. There is a lot we can learn from these historical events with a little bit of digging. So, let us travel back in time and learn our past…
What Happened On This Day in History – November 11
Today in History – November 11: “India”
1888: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born in Mecca, which is currently in Saudi Arabia. He was one of the most famous freedom fighters of India and was a staunch opponent of partition. He stood for Hindu-Muslim unity. He was India’s first education minister under Nehru government.
1888: Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani, also known as Acharya Kripalini – one of India’s leading Independence activist, was born in Hyderabad, Sindh.
1906: Chetpet Ramaswami Iyer Pattabhiraman – Independence activist, Member of Parliament (1957-1967) and Union Minister (1966-1967), was born in Madras Presidency. By profession, he was a lawyer.
1947: Vitthal Temple, Pandharpur was opened for worship for dalits and untouchables. Previously they were not allowed to enter the temple.
Today in History – November 11: “World”
1500: Via the Treaty of Granada, Aragon’s Ferdinand II and France’s Louis XII agree of dividing Kingdom of Naples amongst themselves.
1673: Ottoman Army was defeated by Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces during the second Battle of Khotyn. The battle was fought in Ukraine.
1750: After the murder of Tibetan regent, riots broke out in Lhasa.
1805: During the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Dürenstein was fought in which 8,000 French soldiers fought 24,000 soldiers of the Russian Empire and the Austrian Empire. French came out victorious.
1813: During the War of 1812, the Battle of Crysler’s Farm was fought in which a large American force was defeated by a smaller force of Canadian and British soldiers.
1831: Nat Turner was hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia after he incited a violent slave uprising.
1919: During the Latvian War of Independence, West Russian Volunteer Army was defeated by Latvian forces in Riga.
1940: During WWII, Royal Navy launched the first ever all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in Battle of Taranto.
1940: Atlantis – an auxiliary cruiser of Germany captured SS Automedon – a British ship carrying top secret mail. The Germans captured the mail and sent into Japan. It is this mail that is thought to be the reason for Japan entering into WWII.
1942: German forces occupy ‘zone libre’ (free zone) of France in Case Anton.
1975: Angola earned independence from the Portuguese.