Finding historical events by scanning text books or electronic media can be a painstaking task and consumes a lot of time. Investing such vast amounts of time can be detrimental for those who are preparing for civil services. To help them, this article titled Today in History – January 28 – India and World presents the most important historical events that took place on this day in a segregated and chronological order. Let’s look into the events.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 28
Today in History – January 28: “India”
1846: In the Battle of Aliwal (near Sutlej River in Punjab), the Sikh Khalsa army lost to British forces.
1865: Lala Lajpat Rai, a great freedom fighter, was born on this day in Dhudike village in Lahore. He was often called as Punjab Kesari.
1899: Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, the first Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, was born in Madikeri.
1933: Choudary Rahmat Ali coined the word Pakistan which was accepted by Indian muslims.
1961: First HMT watch factory’s foundation stone was laid in Bengaluru on this day.
1981: Rani Padmini, the biggest ship built in India, sailed on this day from Cochin shipyard. It was a bulk carrier ship.
Today in History – January 28: “World”
1077: During the Walk of Canossa, excommunication (a form of religious censure) of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was lifted.
1521: Diet of Worms, an imperial diet or assembly in the Holy Roman Empire, started on this day and continued till May 25.
1547: Death of Henry VIII. His son, Edward VI was crowned as the King.’
1568: Prosecution of individuals in matters of religion was prohibited by Edict of Torda in the Kingdom of East Hungary which was ruled by John Sigismund Zápolya.
1624: The first British Colony was founded on Saint Kitts island on the Caribbean. It was founded by Thomas Warner.
1724: Peter the Great founded Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Till 1917, it was called as the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
1754: Serendipity word was coined by Sir Horace Walpole.
1813: Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen was published for the first time in United Kingdom.
1851: The first chartered university in Illinois is the Northwestern University.
1918: During the First World War, in the Finnish Civil War, the Red Guard rebels captured Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
1920: Spanish Legion was founded.
1932: Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese forces.
1945: During WWII, supplies started reaching Republic of China through the reopened Burma Road.
1956: Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance.