Today in History – November 13 – India and World brings to you prepackaged information on important historical events that took place in India and in whole world. These events had, in some way or the other, had profound impact on our past and they continue to impact our present at some level or the other – either directly or indirectly. This particular article will be of great help to you if you are looking for historical facts and information to aid your preparations for competitive examinations. So, let’s start.
What Happened On This Day in History – November 13
Today in History – November 13: “India”
1780: Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born on this day in a place called Gujranwala. He founded the mighty Sikh Empire. He is famously known as Sher-e-Punjab or Lion of Punjab.
1917: Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh – a famous Hindi poet was born on this very day.
1964: BHEL or Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited was incorporated on this very day.
1992: Famous Goa Freedom Fighter – Dr. Pundalik Dattatrya – passed away on this very day.
Today in History – November 13: “World”
1002: Killing of all Danes living in England was ordered by Æthelred II – the English King. It became popular as St. Brice’s Day Massacre.
1093: English forces defeated the Scottish forces in the Battle of Alnwick. Scotland’s Malcolm III and his son Edward – both were killed by the English.
1642: During the First English Civil War, Royalist forces withdrew from Battle of Turnham Green when they faced the Parliamentarian Army. The attempt made by Royalist forces to take over London failed.
1887: In London, the Bloody Sunday clashes took place.
1914: During the Zaian War, the Battle of El Herri was fought Berber Tribesmen and French forces. French forces lost with heavy losses. The battle was fought in Morocco.
1918: Constantinople was captured by the Allied troops during World War I. Constantinople was capital of Ottoman Empire and its capture ended Ottoman Empire’s involvement in World War I.
1942: The Guadalcanal Naval Battle during WWII continued between Japanese troops and US troops. It was a close quarter naval engagement.
1947: Development of AK-47 completed by Soviet Union. It was the first ever proper assault rifle to be ever created in world.
1969: During Vietnam War, anti-war protesters stage the famous March Against Death in Washington D.C.
1970: Bhola Cyclone – a tropical cyclone with wind speed of 150 miles per hour hit present-day Bangladesh (then East Pakistan). It had hit Ganges Delta’s densely populated area and killed nearly 500,000 people in just one night.