Studying history is necessary be it for your school exams or your college project or for competitive exams like SSC or UPSC or any state PSC. It becomes important remember dates and events. To help people preparing for history exams, we bring you this article titled Today in History – February -13 India and World which covers important events in Indian and World history in chronological order.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 13
Today in History – February 13: “India”
1739: Nader Shah of Iran defeated Mughal empire’s Muhammad Shah in the Battle of Karnal.
1835: Indian religious leader, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was born.
1879: Birth of Sarojini Naidu, often called as the Nightingale of India.
1931: New Delhi was inaugurated as the new capital city of India replacing Calcutta.
2014: Balu Mahendra, Indian-Sri Lankan cinematographer, screenwriter and director died.
2016: Death of O N V Kurup, a noted Malayali poet.
Today in History – February 13: “World”
1462: England’s Edward IV and Scotland’s Lord of the Isles finalized the Treaty of Westminster.
1503: A tournament named Challenge of Barletta took place in Barletta. It took place between 13 Italian and French knights.
1542: Fifth wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.
1575: Henry III was crowned as the King of France at Reims Cathedral.
1633: Galileo Galilei reached Rome for the trial before Inquistion.
1689: Mary and William were declared as the co-rulers of England.
1880: Thomas Alva Edison observed Thermionic emission.
1920: Formation of the Negro National League took place on this day.
1945: During WWII, Royal Air Force bombers were dispatched to cause massive aerial bombardment on Dresden, Germany.
1955: Israel obtained four Dead Sea Scrolls out of seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1990: During German reunification, an agreement was reached on a two-stage plan to reunite East and West Germany.