This article titled Today in History – October 27 – India and World rounds up the most important historical events in both Indian and world history. This segment in particular is beneficial for civil services aspirants in India. Also those who just want to learn about history, this might be just perfect for them. So, let’s get on a time capsule and take a tour of our history…
What Happened On This Day in History – October 27
Today in History – October 27: “India”
1605: At Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Emperor Akbar died. He 63 years old at the time of death.
1904: Jatindra Nath Das – a famous revolutionary – was born on this day. He conducted a 63-day long fast when he was held captive in Lahore Jail. He died because of the hunger strike.
1907: One of India’s greatest revolutionary who became immortal in the annals of history – Bhagat Singh – was born on this day.
1920: India’s former president – K. R. Narayanan was born on this day in Uzhavoor, Kottayam, Kerala.
1974: C. P. Ramanujam – a prominent mathematician from India died on this day.
1984: Indian cricketer – Irfan Pathan – was born on this day.
Today in History – October 27: “World”
710: Sardinia was invaded by Saracen.
1524: Siege of Pavia started by French troops during Italian Wars.
1644: During English Civil War, the Second Battle of Newbury was fought on this day.
1806: Following Battle of Jena–Auerstedt, French army entered into Berlin.
1810: West Florida was annexed by United States. It was a former colony of Spain.
1870: At the end of Siege of Metz, Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrendered to the Prussian army. It took place during Franco-Prussian War and the siege ended with French defeat. 140,000 French soldiers surrendered along with the Marshall.
1914: During World War I, the British lose their first battleship called HMS Audacious. It was destroyed by a minefield that was laid down by a merchant cruiser of Germany known as the Berlin.
1924: In Soviet Union, Uzbek SSR was founded on this day.
1961: First Saturn I rocket was tested by NASA in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
1971: Democratic Republic of Congo was renamed. The new name adopted was Zaire.
1973: Cañon City, Colorado was hit by a chondrite-type meteorite. Its weight was 1.4 kilograms.
1979: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines earned her independence from Great Britain.
1986: The financial markets were suddenly deregulated by British government. This led to complete restructuring of the modus operandi of the financial markets. Today the event is known by the name ‘Big Bang’.
2017: Independence declared by Catalonia from Spain.