Today in History – November 2 – India and world, we will take a quick look into those historical events that shaped our present day and will, in many ways, influence our future. This section in particular will come to aid for those students who are preparing for state-level or national-level competitive exams. The snapshots of historical events provided in this article do not go into details. As said, they are snapshots and hence, only summarize the event.
What Happened On This Day in History – November 2
Today in History – November 2: “India”
1774: One of the founders of British Raj in India, Lord Robert Clive, committed suicide in England. He was charged with misdeeds in India. Ironically, the whole of colonial rule was a misdeed of British people and they charge a single person for misdeed! Funny!
1877: Aga Khan III was born on this day. He was All India Muslim League’s first president.
1976: 42nd Amendment to Constitution was passed by Lok Sabha. The Constitution of India underwent such massive changes that the amendment was eventually referred to as ‘Mini Constitution’.
Today in History – November 2: “World”
619: After getting approval from Gaozu – the Tang emperor, Eastern Turkic rivals assassinate a Western Turkic Khaganate’s Qaghan or Khagan in the Chinese palace.
1407: Hostilities during Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War were suspended by Peace of Bicêtre.
1755: Marie Antoinette was born on this day. She was France’s last queen before French Revolution started.
1899: During the Second Boer War, Ladysmith held by the British came under a 118-day long siege by the Boers.
1912: During First Balkan War, the Battle of Lule Burgas was fought on this day. The Ottoman Empire suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Bulgaria. The battle was the war’s bloodiest battle and it opened the doors to Constantinople for Bulgaria.
1914: War was declared on Ottoman Empire by the Russian Empire during World War I. As a result of this, the Dardanelles were closed.
1917: The Balfour Declaration was issued by the British during World War I. The declaration said that the British will support establishment of ‘national home’ for the Jews in Palestine, which was under Ottoman Empire. Interestingly, British had no power or authority to declare anything like that because Palestine was not a colony of Britain. The British still did that as a part of Zionist plot, which was plain and simple – ‘defeating Germany by pulling in USA in the war’. For those who know history, right before Balfour Declaration, Britain was at the brink of losing WWI and Germany was about to win the war. The Zionists who had shelter in Germany turned against Germany just to get Palestine and brought in USA in the global war, leading to German defeat. This was one of the prime reasons for the rise of Adolf Hitler (and eventually WWII) and his hatred for Jews.
1917: Petrograd Soviet’s Military Revolutionary Committee that was charged with carrying out Russian Revolution, held their first meeting on this day.
1940: During WWII, it was first day of Italian and Greek clash at Battle of Elaia-Kalamas.
1949: Dutch-Indonesian Round Table Conference came to an end. Netherlands agreed on transferring Dutch East Indies’ sovereignty to United States of Indonesia.
1951: To put an end to Suez Canal zone’s unrest, Britain sent 6,000 troops to Egypt.
1963: Following a military coup, Ngô Đình Diệm – President of South Vietnam was assassinated on this day.
1984: Velma Barfield was first woman in history of United States to be executed under Capital Punishment since 1962. She was a serial killer and she had killed 6 people prior to being executed by a lethal injection.