HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

– 1580: The first Christian missionary from Goa came to Fatehpur Sikri, the court of Akbar.
– 1719: Rafi-ud-Darajat ascended the Mughal Throne.
– 1928: C. V. Raman invented the Raman Effect for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. This is why this day is celebrated as National Science Day.
– 1935: Wallace Carothers invented nylon.
– 1940: The game of basketball was first televised.
– 1943: Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge (Ravindra Setu) started.
– 1948: The last squadron of British troops left India.
– 1991: The first Gulf war ended.
– 2003: India’s permanent membership bill was introduced in the US Parliament.