Everyone knows history is damn boring. But mastering history is one of the prerequisites to get through the competitive exams. Events and dates are very important in history. With this article titled Today in History-February 11 – India and World , we tell you what happened in the history on this day in a chronological order for both Indian history and World history. So, get ready to note down the events!
What Happened On This Day in History – February 11
Today in History – February 11: “India”
1856: English East India Company annexed the Kingdom of Awadh.
1942: Jamnalal Bajaj, the founder of Bajaj Group, died.
1957: Birth of Tina Ambani, actress and wife of business tycoon Anil Ambani.
1968: Deendayal Upadhyay, journalist and economist, died.
1977: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the 5th President of India, died.
1980: R C Majumdar, noted historian, passed away.
Today in History – February 11: “World”
1534: England’s Henry VIII was recognized as the supreme head of England’s Church.
1790: Quakers or Religious Society of Friends petitioned US Congress to abolish slavery.
1794: First time US senate session was open to public.
1873: Spain’s King Amadeo I ran away.
1889: Japan adopted Meiji Constitution and its first national diet (assembly) in 1890.
1919: After World War I, Friedrich Ebert was elected as the President of Germany.
1929: Lateran Treaty was singed by Italy and Vatican city.
1943: During WWII, General Eisenhower was selected as the commander-in-chief for the allies in Europe.
1953: Soviet Union broke its diplomatic ties with Israel.