Preparing for Civil Services and other all India competitive exams is a daunting task. It requires detailed study because it is needless to say that Civil Services examinations in India are one of the toughest examinations worldwide. In this article titled Today in History – February 19 – India and World, we provide chronologically arranged historical events that happened on this very day. This article goes hand-in-hand with the history lessons that one needs to study for the purpose of aforementioned exams. So, let us take a look at the historical events that took place on February 19.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 19
Today in History – February 19: “India”
1389: Ghiasuddin Tughlak II – Sultan of Delhi – was killed on this day.
1630: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on this day.
1885: Munshi Newal Kishore who was known as the Caxton of India, died on this day.
1891: The Amrita Bazar Patrika became a daily newspaper on this day.
1915: Gopal Krishna Gokhale – a political and social leader during India’s Independence Movement – died on this day.
1986: Computerized Railway Ticket Reservation was introduced in India for the first time on this day.
Today in History – February 19: “World”
1649: Dutch efforts of colonizing Brazil came to an end with the Second Battle of Guararapes that took place on this day.
1674: Treaty of Westminister was signed between Netherlands and England and thereby ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
1726: Supreme Privy Council was established in Russia.
1807: Aaron Burr – former US Vice President – was arrested for treason.
1878: Phonograph was patented by Thomas Edison.
1884: Southern United States was hit by 60+ tornadoes on this day. It was one of the largest tornado outbreaks in history of United States. The event was known as the 1884 Enigma Outbreak.
1915: During World War I, the first naval attack took place in Dardanelles. The Ottoman artillery was bombarded by Anglo-French task force.
1942: Darwin – a city on Northern Australia – was bombarded by almost 250 warplanes of Imperial Japan during WWII.
1943: In Tunisia, the Battle of Kasserine Pass took place on this day during WWII.
1945: During WWII, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, nearly 30,000 US Marines landed on Iwo Jima island.
1985: William J. Schroeder became first artificial heart recipient to leave hospital.