Preparing for competitive exams like UPSC or all-India banking exams? This article titled Today in History – December 25 – India and World is designed to help you with the preparations for your history segment. The most important historical events that took place on this day have been provided in chronological fashion to help you quickly recall those events. Once the event is recalled, the background of the event can be easily recalled. So, let us begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – December 25
Today in History – December 25: “India”
1763: Bharatpur’s King Surajmal was killed on this day.
1771: Mughal emperor Shah Alam was installed on the throne of Delhi under Marathas protection.
1861: Birth date of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.
1924: First All India Communist Conference held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
1924: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of India, was born on this day.
1968: Kilvenmani massacre took place in Kizhavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India. 44 dalits were burnt alive when dalits demanded for higher wages.
1972: C. Rajagopalachari, the only Indian Governor-General of India, passed away.
1974: Boeing 747 of Air India was hijacked on its way to Rome.
1994: President Zail Singh passed away.
Today in History – December 25: “World”
336: First documentation of Christmas celebration in Rome.
1758: Johann Georg Palitzsch saw Halley’s comet confirming the prediction of Edmund Halley.
1809: Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy. He removed a 22-pound tumor.
1831: The Great Jamaican Slave Revolt (aka Baptist War) begun where 20% of the slave on that island participated. However, it was unsuccessful.
1914: During World War I, Western Front witnessed a series of truces to celebrate Christmas.
1941: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrived at Pearl Harbor to take the command of US Pacific Fleet during WWII.
1941: During WWII, Battle of Hong Kong ends and Japanese occupation of Hong Kong starts.
1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the President of Soviet Union and Ukraine’s referendum was accepted which made Ukraine officially leave Soviet Union.