Why do you think you should learn about history? There are many possible reasons and one of the reasons is really ugly – preparing for exams. This article titled Today in History – November 28 – India and World is all about that – giving you historical facts and events that you can use as preparation material for competitive exams. So, let’s begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – November 28
Today in History – November 28: “India”
1890: Mahatma Jyotirao Phule – educationist and social reformer – died on this day.
1956: Communist China’s Prime Minister – Chou En-lai – arrived in India on this day.
1962: Bengal’s popular blind singer – K. C. Dey – died on this day.
1967: Known as Senapati Bapat – Pandurang Mahadev Bapat – passed away on this day. He was 889 years old at the time of death. He became famous for the Mulshi Satyagraha.
1996: Indian Airlines’ Captain Indrani Singh became India’s first woman pilot for commanding a wide-bodied Airbus A300 jet aircraft on this day.
1997: I. K. Gujral – the then Prime Minister – submitted resignation on this day. Followed by the event, the Parliament was dissolved by the then President of India and General Elections were ordered by the President.
Today in History – November 28: “World”
1821: Panama separated away from Spain to join Gran Colombia. This day became Panama’s Independence Day.
1843: Hawaiian Independence Day or Ka Lã Hui. Both France and United Kingdom recognized Kingdom of Hawaii as independent nation.
1885: Unification of Bulgaria preserved by Bulgarian victory during Serbo-Bulgarian War.
1893: For the first time history of New Zealand, women were allowed to vote during the New Zealand general elections.
1899: During the Second Boer War, Boer forces engaged a column of British forces during the Battle of Modder River. The battle concluded with withdrawal of Boer forces however, the British forces took heavy casualties.
1912: Independence declared by Albania from Ottoman Empire.
1914: During World War I, New York Stock Exchange that closed in July due to war, was reopened for trading on this day.
1920: During Irish War of Independence, the Kilmichael Ambush took place in which a British Auxiliaries convoy was ambushed by Irish Republican Army. 17 British soldiers were killed in the ambush.
1960: Mauritania gained independence from France.
1967: Antony Hewish and Jocelyn Bell Burnell – two British astronomers discovered the first Pulsar cataloged as PSR B1919+21. The pulsar was located in Vulpecula constellation.
1980: During Iran-Iraq war, Operation Morvarid took place in which the Iranian Navy destroyed the bulk of Iraqi Navy in Persian Gulf. Iran commemorates this day as Navy Day.