HISTORY TODAY

History today

 1748: Ahmad Shah Bahadur ascended the Mughal throne.
 1939: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose resigned as President of the Indian National Congress.
 1954: Panchsheel (The five principles of peaceful coexistance) were first formally enunciated in the agreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India.
 1965: Pakistan successfully launched its seventh rocket.
 1982: International Dance Day began.
 1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
 1991: A severe cyclone in the southern Chittagong district of Bangladesh killed at least 138,000 people and left millions homeless.
 1997: The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 entered into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
 2011 : The Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.