On This Day | 9 May

On this day: 2012 The brand-new Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crashes 1960 The first birth control pill, Enovid, is approved Born on this day: 1837 Adam Opel, German engineer, founded the Opel Company 1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian social reformer and freedom fighter, born in Kotluk, Bombay Presidency Gone on Read more…

On This Day | 18 April

On this day: 1930: Attempted raid on British armoury in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by revolutionaries led by Surya Sen 1949: Ireland becomes an independent republic 1951: The European Coal and Steel Community, a precursor of the European Union, is established Born on this day: 1964: Niall Ferguson, Read more…

On This Day | 17 April

On this day: 1875: Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a British officer in Jabalpur, India 1983: India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket Gone on this day: 1790: Benjamin Franklin, American politician, scientist, publisher 1975: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India 2014 Gabriel García Read more…

On This Day | 16 April

On this day: 1853: The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane 1912: Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly across the English Channel 2003: Ten new member states are admitted to the European Union Born on this day: 1848: Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social Read more…

On This Day | 15 April

On this day: 1948: Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created 1935 The Eastman Kodak Company launches Kodachrome 1989: A small group of students initiates pro-democracy protest on Tiananmen Square in Beijing 1994: The World Trade Organization is founded Born on this day: 1452: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, architect Read more…

On This Day | 14 April

On this day: 1699: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar 1865: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot 1975: A referendum on abolishing the monarchy was held in the Kingdom of Sikkim, eventually becoming a state of India 2003: Read more…

On This Day | 13 April

On this day: 1919: British troops open fire on demonstrators in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, killing 350 1939: The Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British. 1960: The world’s first satellite navigation system, Transit IB, is launched Born on this Read more…

On This Day | 12 April

On this day: (1946 Syria gains independence from France 2) 1955 Polio vaccine declared safe by FDA 3) 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) Born on this day: 1911 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer, born in Cairo Gone on this day: 1962 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian Read more…

On This Day | 10 April

On this day: 1815: Mount Tambora explodes in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history 1998: Negotiators in Northern Ireland reach a historic peace deal, the Good Friday Agreement Born on this day: 1880: Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), born in Dehra Dun 1894: Ghanshyam Das Read more…

On This Day | 9 April

On this day: 1783: Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India 1860: The world’s first recording of the human voice is created by French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville Born on this day: 1948: Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh Gone on this day: Read more…