Today In History – 13 August 2020

Today In History

Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events across the world!

Year: 1536

Buddhist monks from Kyōto’s Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).

Year: 1642

Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap

Year: 1784

East India Company was appointed as the centralised Regulatory Authority through India by Pitt’s India Act, which was accepted in British Parliament in England.

Year: 1788

Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90

Year: 1936

Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama, freedom fighter, Indian lady revolutionary and politician, passed away at Bombay.

Year: 1937

Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces begin the Battle of Shanghai, a conflict that will last 3 months and involve 1 million troops

Year: 1942

The Manhattan Project commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim – to deliver an atomic bomb

Year: 1951

First test flight of ‘Hindustan Trainer-2’ (H.T.2) which was indigenously designed and manufactured in India.

Year: 1956

National Highways Act was approved by the Parliament of India.

Year: 1998

India signs two agreements with the World Bank for concessional credit through the International Development Association for $115.4 million.

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