History today

History today

> 1661: Prince Sessie first used the term telescope for telescopes.
> 1699: The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh, established the Khalsa Panth.
> 1865: U.S. President Abraham Lincon was shot in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln died the next day.
> 1912: RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:40 pm (local time).
> 1944: A cargo ship, the Fort Stickin, docked at Mumbai dock, explodes at 4:05 pm, killing 300 people and causing (then) financial loss of about 20 million pounds.
> 1981 – STS-1: The first operational Space Shuttle, Columbia completes its first test flight.
> 1988 – In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
> 1995: Dr. Ramesh Babu set a world record for holding 6,670 consecutive rallies in table tennis in Pune.
> 2006: Twin blasts triggered by crude bombs during Asr prayer in Jama Masjid, Delhi, injured 13
people.