History has a lot many lessons to teach us provided we intend to learn from our past. However, we humans apparently don’t like fixing our problems. We prefer to commit the same mistakes again and again. No wonder there is a saying – ‘History Repeats Itself’. Whatever… let us take a quick look into this article titled Today in History – January 21 – India and World and take a look at the most important historical events that took place on this day. Some of these events are quite mundane and don’t offer a significant lesson but other do. Whether you learn from them or not is totally up to you. Let us begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 21
Today in History – January 21: “India”
1924: Madhu Dandavate, Indian former finance minister and a physicist, was born on this day.
1945: Rash Behari Bose, an Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, passed away on this day.
1961: Queen Elizabeth II arrived in India and was received by President Rajendra Prasad. She stayed till 1 February 1961.
1963: Acharya Shivpunjan Sahay, an eminent Hindi novelist, died.
1983: R. D. Katari, first Indian flag officer in Indian Navy, passed away.
2011: E. V. V. Satyanarayana, a Telugu film director who was famous for his comedy movies, died.
Today in History – January 21: “World”
1720: Treaty of Stockholm was signed by Sweden and Prussia.
1749: Verona’s Teatro Filarmonico was destroyed by fire and was again rebuilt in 1754.
1774: Abdul Hamid I became the Caliph of Islam and the King of Ottoman Empire.
1789: The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, first novel of America, was published in Boston.
1911: First rally of Monte Carlo took place.
1915: Kiwanis International, a co-educational service club was founded in Detroit.
1925: Albania declared itself as a Republic.
1948: Flag of Quebec was flown for the first time over National Assembly of Quebec. Since then, this day is considered as the Flag day for Quebec.
1976: Concorde’s commercial service started with Paris-Rio and London-Bahrain routes.