History is important. It teach us about our past so that we can hand pick the goods we have done and carry on the same in present and in future while carefully eliminate the mistakes we made in the past. It also helps us remember great people and their deeds. In this article title Today in History – October 14 – India and World, let us go back in time and take a look into our past…
What Happened On This Day in History – October 14
Today in History – October 14: “India”
1884: Freedom fighter, nationalist and revolutionary – Lala Har Dayal was born on this day.
1955: New Delhi hosted the Colombo Plan conference.
1956: Dr. Ambedkar and about 2 lakh of his followers turned into Buddhist.
1985: Establishment of Assam Ganaparishad.
1989: Shiv Sena accepted by Election Commission as a political party.
1998: Amartya Sen was given Nobel Prize.
Today in History – October 14: “World”
1066: Battle of Hastings during Norman Conquest takes place in which William the Conquerer and his forces defeated the English army and even killed England’s King – Harold II.
1322: England was forced into accepting Scotland’s independence when England’s King Edward II was defeated by Robert the Bruce of Scotland at a battle fought at Byland.
1586: On charges of conspiring against England’s Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial.
1758: At Battle of Hochkirch, Prussian army was defeated by Austrian army during the Seven Years’ War.
1805: Austria defeated by France in Battle of Elchingen.
1806: Prussia defeated by France in Battle of Jena-Auerstedt.
1808: France annexed Republic of Ragusa.
1888: First motion picture called Roundhay Garden Scene was filmed by Louis Le Prince.
1915: During WWI, Bulgaria takes side with the Central Powers.
1933: Withdrawal of Nazi Germany from World Disarmament Conference and League of Nations.
1939: HMS Royal Oak – British battleship was sunk by U-47 – German submarine during WWII at Scotland’s Scapa Flow.
1944: British Army liberates Athens in Greece.
1944: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was forced into committing suicide on account of being linked with a plot for assassinating Adolf Hitler.
1949: During Chinese Civil War, Guangzhou was occupied by Chinese Communist forces.