This Day's History

Learn about what happened today in the past.

This day's history

What Happened Today in History?

Can you guess what’s common between the following events?

All of these happened on 15th August. Interesting right?

So if you are a curious history buff and like to know the importance of different days, then you are indeed at the right place. Let us fill the bucket of your curiosity with our special podcast series, “This Day’s History” where we talk about all events related to ‘on this day in history’.

Learn what happened on this day in the history around the world, from facts of the day, birthdays of important people, interesting events that took place in the past to the area of music, sport, politics, and science – we have it all covered. “This Day’s History” in our free mobile app – available on Google and Apple App stores. 

This Day's History:

History of the Day

14th July

Important Events On This Day

1960: Jane Goodall reached Gombe National Park to study Chimpanzees

1965: NASA space shuttle clicks the closest picture of Mars 

1983:  Mario Bros. is released in Japan, beginning the popular Super Mario Bros franchise.

13th July

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1832: Source of Mississippi river was discovered .

1823: The famous “Hollywood” was written near Mount Hills

1956: Dark Mouth workshop done where AI as a field was discovered.

12th July

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1776: Captain James Cook began his third Voyage .

1823: First wasp ship was manufactured for the first time in India

2001: Space Shuttle program Atlantics was launched with air locks.

11th July

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1987: World population became 5 billion.

1899: Sowa Bazaar Club, first football club represented India.

1990: World Population Day was celebrated for the first time.

10th July

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1789: Alexander Makenzie found the Makenzie river in Canada.

1856: Famous Inventor Nikola Tesla was born.

1962: Telstar, the first communication satellite was launched.

9th July

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1819: Alias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine was born.

1973: Lion was declared as National Animal of India.

1973: Tiger was made the National Animal of India, removing Lion.

8th July

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1497: Vasco da Gama began his voyage from Europe to reach India.

1879: The first ship to use electric lights was departed from San Francisco.

1972: Saurav Ganguly was born.

7th July

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1928: First-ever sliced bread was sold in Ohio.

1985: Boris Becker became the youngest winner of Wimbledon.

1981: MS Dhoni was born.

2003: NASA Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover–B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.

6th July

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1885:  Louis Pasteur administered the first rabies vaccination.

1985: Boris Becker became the youngest winner of Wimbledon.

1919: The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1986: Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

2006:  Nathu-la pass was opened for trade after 44 years.

29th November

Important Events On This Day

1869 : Prominent Indian Social Worker Thakkar Bapa was born. 

1877: Thomas Edison demonstrated the phonograph for the first time.

1961: Chimpanzee named, Enos was sent to outer space under Project Mercury.

30th November

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1908 :  Indian Poet Buddhadeva Bose was born. 

1924: V. N. Janaki first Woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was born. 

1966: Barbados attained its independence from the United Kingdom.  

1st December

Important Events On This Day

1834 : Slavery was abolished in Cape Colony with Abolition Act of 1833  

1903: Indian revolutionary Anant Singh was born.  

1988: World AIDS Day proclaimed y the U.S worldwide

2nd December

Important Events On This Day

1764 : Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur was born. 

1993: NASA launched Space Shuttle Endeavour to repair Hubble Space Telescope.  

3rd December

Important Events On This Day

1818 : Illinois became 21st state of the Unites states. 

1899: Indian Freedom Fighter Ramadevi Choudhury was born. 

1984: Bhopal Gas Disaster- A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant

4th December

Important Events On This Day

1919 : Inder Kumar Gujral, 12th Prime Minister of India, was born. 

1971: Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 started 

5th December

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1653 : Maharana Jai Singh of Mewar was born.

1901: Walt Disney was born.

1950: Sikkim became India’s protectorate.   

6th December

Important Events On This Day

1884 : Washington Monument was completed.

1917: Finland declared its independence from Russian Empire. 

2006: NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars

7th December

Important Events On This Day

1787 : Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1936: P. V. Manoranjan Rao, Indian Space Scientist was born.   

1972: Apollo17-the last Apollo moon mission is launched.

8th December

Important Events On This Day

1720 : Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao was born.

1897: Indian freedom activist, Bal Krishna Sharma (Naveen) was born. 

1992: The Galileo spacecraft flies past Earth for the second time

9th December

Important Events On This Day

1868 : The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London

1946 : Constituent Assembly of India met for the first time.

1979: Smallpox virus eradication certified.  

10th December

Important Events On This Day

1768 : First edition of Encyclopedia Britannica was published. 

1817: Mississippi became 20th U.S. state

1853: Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize on this day

11th December

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1816 : Indiana became 19th U.S. state.

1882: Indian independence activist and social reformer Subramania Bharti was born. 

12th December

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1917 : Father Edward Flanagan founded “Boys Town” 

1941: Indian aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan was born.

13th December

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1835 : Indian astronomer and scholar Pathani Samanta was born.

1955: Former Minister of Défense and former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar was born.  

14th December

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1819 : Alabama became 22nd U.S. state. 

1896: Glasgow Underground Railway was opened.

 

15th December

Important Events On This Day

1903 : Italo Marchioni received U.S. Patent for ice cream cones. 

1988: Indian freestyle wrestler Geeta Phogat was born. 

16th December

Important Events On This Day

1903 : Taj Mahal Palace hotel opened for guests.

1971: India won the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. 

17th December

Important Events On This Day

1905 : Mohammad Hidayatullah, 11th Chief Justice of India and  6th vice president of India was born.s.

1920: Canadian computer scientist Kenneth Iverson was born. 

18th December

Important Events On This Day

1856 : Physicists  Sir Joseph John Thomson was born.

1870: British writer Hector Munro (Saki) was born. 

19th December

Important Events On This Day

1873 : Indian scientist Upendranath Brahmachari  was born.

1972: Apollo 17, returned to Earth.  

20th December

Important Events On This Day

1909 : Indian freedom fighter and politician Vakkom Majeed was born.

1971: Doctors Without Borders was established.  

21st December

Important Events On This Day

1905 : English Novelist  Anthony Powell was born.

1968: Apollo 8 was launched launch.  

22nd December

Important Events On This Day

1666 : 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji was born.

1887: Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan was born. 

23rd December

Important Events On This Day

1902 : 5th Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh was born.

1954: First successful kidney transplant was done

24th December

Important Events On This Day

1880 : Indian independence activist Pattabhi Sitaramayya was born.

1899: Indian social activist and freedom fighter Pandurang Sadashiv Sane was born.  

25th December

Important Events On This Day

1642 : Sir Isaac Newton was born.

1861: Indian scholar, educational  reformer Madan Mohan Malaviya was born. 

26th December

Important Events On This Day

1780 : Scottish writer and scientist  Mary Somerville was born.

1791: “Father of the computers” Charles Babbage was born. 

27th December

Important Events On This Day

1797 : Poet Mirza Ghalib was born. 

1911: Indian national anthem – Jana Gana was sung for the first time in Calcutta Session of Indian National Congress. 

28th December

Important Events On This Day

1846 : Iowa became 29th U.S. state.

1932: Indian business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani was born. 

29th December

Important Events On This Day

1800 : American chemist and manufacturing engineer, Charles Goodyear was born.

1844: American chemist and manufacturing engineer, Charles Goodyear was born.

30th December

Important Events On This Day

1865 : Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born. 

1922: Soviet Union was formed.  

31st December

Important Events On This Day

1600 : East India Company was formed. 

1898: Indian Freedom Fighter Krishna Ballabh Sahay was born. 

1st January

Important Events On This Day

1894 : Indian mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose was born. 

1912:  Republic of China was established. 

2nd January

Important Events On This Day

1954 : India established Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awards.

1959:  Soviet Union launched Luna 1 spacecraft.  

3rd January

Important Events On This Day

1831 : Indian social reformer Savitribai Phule was born.

1977:  Apple computer company was incorporated. 

4th January

Important Events On This Day

1896 : Utah became 45th U.S. state. 

1918:  Finnish Declaration of Independence was announced. 

5th January

Important Events On This Day

1846 : German Philosopher Rudolf Christoph Eucken was born.

1880:  Indian Freedom Fighter Barindra Kumar Ghosh was born. 

6th January

Important Events On This Day

1912 : Alfred Wegener presented theory of continental drift.

1967:  Legendary Indian musician A. R. Rahman was born.  

7th January

Important Events On This Day

1610 :  Galileo Galilei made first observation of four Galilean moons.

1782:  North America’s first American commercial bank “Bank of North America”.   

8th January

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1965 :  India’s first Internationally acclaimed movie was made.

1942:  Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawkins was born. 

9th January

Important Events On This Day

1915 :  Mahatma Gandhi returned to India after his stay in South Africa. 

1982:  India’s first scientists’ team reached Antarctica

10th January

Important Events On This Day

1863 :  First underground metro rail services started.

1916:  Russia defeated Ottoman Empire in First World War.

 

11th January

Important Events On This Day

1922 :  First Insulin dose was given to Diabetes patients.

1954:  Kailash Saytarthi, Winner of Nobel peace price was born.

12th January

Important Events On This Day

1863 : Swami Vivekanand was born.

1966:  Batman TV series was premiered on ABC.

13th January

Important Events On This Day

1910 :  World’s first public Radio Broadcast started in New York.

1949:  India’s first space traveler, Rakesh Sharma was born.

14th January

Important Events On This Day

1964 :  R G Nadkarni, a test cricket player, threw 21 maiden overs.

1977:  Narain Kartikayen, Indian F1 racer was born.

15th January

Important Events On This Day

1784 : Asiatic Society of Bengal was established.

1975:  Angola got independence from Portugal.

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