Today in History – November 21 – India and World is a perfect article for you if you are preparing for Civil Services examination. However, you will also find it useful if you are a history buff. The most important events that took place on this day in history in both India and World are produced in a chronological fashion so that it becomes easy for you to remember. So, let’s get started…
What Happened On This Day in History – November 21
Today in History – November 21: “India”
1517: Sikandar Shah II Lodi of Delhi died on this day.
1921: Prince of Wales who later became King Edward III landed at Bombay. All India Strike was called by Congress.
1947: The first postage stamp after independence was released. The stamp had Jai Hind inscription on it in Hindi and it was of denomination 3 ½ annas.
1962: China called ceasefire after the bloody Indo-China border conflict.
1963: Thumba – the equatorial rocket was launched by Indian scientists. This started India’s space program.
1970: Nobel Laureate and one of the greatest physicist of world – C. V. Raman – died on this day. He is known for giving this world the Raman Effect and Raman Lines.
1971: With partial aid from Mukti Bahini during Battle of Garibpur, Indian troops defeated Pakistan army.
1973: Govind Das – Member of Parliament – was felicitated on this day in Parliament’s Central Hall. He completed 50 years as a Parliamentarian, which was an unprecedented record.
Today in History – November 21: “World”
1386: Tbilisi – capital of Georgia – was captured and ransacked by Timur of Samarkand. He took Georgia’s King Bagrat V as captive.
1877: Thomas Edison announced Phonograph – his another invention. It was a device capable of recording and playing sound.
1894: During first Sino-Japanese war, Japan wins a decisive victory by capturing China’s Port Arthur. Japanese soldiers were accused of massacring the inhabitants of the port after capturing it.
1905: The paper of Albert Einstein which eventually led to the formula E= mc2 was published in Annalen der Physik.
1916: The mines laid down by SM U-73 managed to destroy and sink HMHS Britannic. Britannic was the largest ship that was lost during the First World War.
1927: The Columbine Mine Massacre takes place in which state police dressed as civilians opened machine gun fire at coal miners who went on strike.
1969: First permanent ARPANET (the foundation of Internet) was established. The link was established between SRI and UCLA.