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 1955: Polio vaccine declared safe by FDA 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 civil Read more…

On This Day | 11 April

On this day: 1961: The trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the main organizers of the holocaust, begins Born on this day: 1869: Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat Gone on this day: 2007: Kurt Vonnegut, American author

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 | 09 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…

On This Day | 07 April

On this day: 1934: Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience 1948: The World Health Organization (WHO) is established 1969: The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) awarded a contract to build a precursor of today’s world wide web to BBN Technologies. Born on this day: 1920: Ravi Shankar, Indian Read more…

On This Day | 06 April

On this day: 1896: The first modern Olympic Games are opened in Athens 1966: Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India Born on this day: 1928: James Watson, American biologist, geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day: 1992: Isaac Asimov, American chemist, author

On This Day | 5 April

On this day: 1998: The world’s largest suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan, opens to traffic Born on this day: 1908: Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, born in Chandwa, Bhojpur, Bihar Gone on this day: 1994: Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter, guitarist