Today In History – 14 August 2020
Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events across the world!
During Kublai Khan’s second Mongol invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan.
Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma
Bombay High Court was established for Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu territory. This court has benches at Nagpur, Panaji and Aurangabad.(INDIA)
Gandhiji published “The Green Pamphlet” at Rajkot and then toured to Bombay, Madras, Poona and Calcutta educating Indians in regard to grievances of South African Indians.
The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
V-J Day Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone)
Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
Pakistan was partitioned from India. Gandhiji hailed the following day as one of rejoicing for deliverance from British bondage.
British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1890-1988), Frontier Gandhi. He is the first non-Indian to receive this honour.
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