This article titled Today in History – November 14 – India and World is perfect for those who are appearing for some civil examination where history is an important subject. It also resonates with those who like to study history. So, what we have attempted to do here is to provide the most important historical events that took place through out the world, including India. Clear segregation has been provided by separating Indian events from world events. Let’s get on a time capsule…
What Happened On This Day in History – November 14
Today in History – November 14: “India”
1889: Jawaharlal Nehru was born on this day. He became the first Prime Minister of India. His policies led to the current state of Kashmir and the Sino-India war is one of the worst disasters under his administration.
1969: Inauguration date for Jawaharlal Nehru University.
1993: Dr. Manibhai Desai – social worker – who adopted Gandhian philosophy, died on this day.
2000: On this day, a new state was formed in India. The name of the new state was Jharkhand. Jharkhand was the 28th state. Prabhat Kumar became the Governor of the newly formed state. Babulal Marandi was elected as the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Today in History – November 14: “World”
1812: In the Battle of Smoliani during Napoleonic Wars, Prince Peter Wittgenstein of Russian Empire defeated the French Marshals – Nicholas Oudinot and Claude Victor.
1862: During American Civil War, with President Abraham Lincoln approving the plan of capturing Richmond, Virginia – the Confederate Capital, the Battle of Fredericksburg started.
1886: The office tool called Hole Puncher that is designed for punching small holes in papers was developed by Friedrich Soennecken.
1918: Czechoslovakia became a Republic on this day.
1921: In Spain, the Communist Party was founded.
1922: Radio service was started in United Kingdom by British Broadcasting Company or BBC.
1940: Bombers of German Luftwaffe heavily bombed Coventry in England during WWII, leading to near complete destruction of Coventry Cathedral.
1941: HMS Ark Royal – the aircraft carrier of Royal Navy sank on this day. It was torpedoed by German submarine U-81 on the previous day. This happened during WWII.
1970: Soviet Union entered into ICAO. This made Russian the 4th official language for ICAO.
1975: With Madrid Accords signing, Western Sahara was abandoned by Spain.
1979: During Iran Hostage Crisis, American President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order number 12170. This allowed US to freeze every Iranian asset located in US.
2001: During War in Afghanistan, the capital of Afghanistan – Kabul – was captured by Afghan Northern Alliance.