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What Happened On This Day in History – November 4
Today in History – November 4: “India”
1656: The seventh ruler of Sultanate of Bijapur – Muhammad Adil Shah – died on this day. He ascended to the throne at the age of 16 years on September 12, 1627 and was the ruler of Bijapur until his death.
1845: Vasudev Balwant Phadke – a militant freedom fighter from Maharashtra – was born on this day in a Hindu Brahmin Family that lived in Shirdhon Village in Maharashtra. He died at the age of 37 of tuberculosis when he was in jail. He died on February 17, 1883.
1884: Jamnalal Bajaj – an independence activist, a social reformer and a famous industrialist – was born on this day. He founded the Bajaj Group that has become a household name in India. He died at the age of 57 on February 11, 1942.
1929: Shakuntala Devi – popular as ‘human computer’ or ‘mental calculator’ – was born on this day.
1954: In Darjeeling, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was established.
1970: Celebrated Guru of Lucknow Gharana – one of the greatest Kathak dancers of India of all times – Pandit Shambhu Maharaj died on this very day.
Today in History – November 4: “World”
1429: Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier was liberated by Joan of Arc on this day during the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War.
1576: In Flanders, Antwerp was captured by Spain during the Eight Years’ War.
1780: In Viceroyalty of Peru, Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II started on this day. It was a rebellion against Spanish rule.
1791: In the Battle of Wabash, United States was defeated by Western Confederacy of American Indians.
1798: Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu started on this day.
1839: The last armed rebellion on a large scale, known as the Newport Rising, took place on this day. It was a rebellion against the authority and took place in Britain.
1847: Chloroform’s anesthetic properties were discovered by Sir James Young Simpson. He was a physician from Scotland.
1868: During Ten Years’ War, Camagüey, Cuba revolted against Spain.
1912: First Battle of Çatalca during First Balkan War began on this day. In this Battle, Bulgaria attempted to break through the last defensive line protecting Constantinople – the Turkish Capital.
1918: During World War I, this was the day when Armistice of Villa Giusti between Austria-Hungary and Italy was implemented.
1921: In Japan – Hara Takashi – the Prime Minister of Japan – was assassinated in Tokyo.
1939: United States Customs Service is ordered by Franklin D. Roosevelt to implement Neutrality Act of 1939 during the WWII. The act allowed belligerents to make cash-and-carry weapons purchase.
1944: It was Bitola Liberation Day during World War II.
1952: NSA or National Security Agency was established by US Government.
1956: In order to end the Hungarian Revolution (which started on October 23) that was geared against Soviet Union, Soviet forces entered into Hungary. Thousands of people of were killed in the conflict and many thousands were wounded. More than a quarter million Hungarians left their country.
1973: The first Car-Free Sunday was experience in Netherlands in the wake of Oil Crisis of 1973. Only roller skaters and cyclists used the highways.
1995: An extremist Israeli assassinated Yitzhak Rabin – the Prime Minister of Israel.
1979: In Iran, a majority-student mob overran Tehran-based US Embassy. 90 hostages were taken by the mob of which 53 were Americans. People were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. It became the world’s longest hostage crisis.
2008: Barack Obama became first US President of African-American descent.