Today in Indian History
Events for February 13

13-February-1601 John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London.
13-February-1713 Farrukh Siyar becomes Emperor
13-February-1713 Sultan Jahandar Shah was strangled to death. Farrukhsiyar captured the throne of Delhi from Jahandar Shah with the assistance of two Sayyid brothers.
13-February-1719 Jahandar Shah was strangled to death and the Sayyid brothers were killed soon after.
13-February-1856 East India Company captured Lucknow along with Avadh Kingdom.
13-February-1861 Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians.
13-February-1879 Sarojini Naidu “”Nightingale of India””, was born at Hyderabad. She was the first Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress and took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 193
13-February-1922 The Indian National Congress suspends its civil disobedience campaign in the face of mounting violence.
13-February-1936 Dinsha Wachha, great Industrialist and social worker, passed away at Mumbai.
13-February-1945 Vinod Mehra, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
13-February-1968 Atal Bihari Vajpayee elected President of the All India Jan Sangha.
13-February-1969 Subroto Tara Banerjee, cricketer (Indian quickie & Dennis Lillee protegee), was born in Patna.
13-February-1970 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48 people at a village 80-km from New Delhi.
13-February-1977 Jasawant Singh, famous physiologist, passed away.
13-February-1984 Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, inaugurated the first manufacturing work of Indian Submarines at Mazgaon Dock, Bombay.
13-February-1989 Aubrey Menen (76), Renowned writer, passed away in Kerala.
13-February-1991 Muslim League leaves the UDF in Kerala.
13-February-1991 Surjit Singh Barnala resigns as Governor of Tamil Nadu.
13-February-1993 School collapses killing 21 pupils and 4 teachers.
13-February-1994 Troops moved to Uttar Pradesh to quell caste violence.
13-February-1994 Yashwant Narsingh Kelkar, senior historian and journalist in Maharashtra, passed away.
13-February-1994 Dr. Krishnaprasad Mishra, ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ winner, Oria novelist and short story writer, passed away.
13-February-1997 Deve Gowda, PM, dedicates the Rs. 3200-crore 480 MW Uri hydel project in north Kashmir to the nation.
13-February-1998 India signs two agreements with the U.N. Development Fund for a $13.75-million grant for food security and environment support.
13-February-1999 The 5th National Games were inaugurated by President K.R. Narayanan in Imphal.
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