Today In History – 14 August 2020

Today In History – 14 August 2020

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

Year: 1281

During Kublai Khan’s second Mongol invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan.

Year: 1842

Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma

Year: 1862

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)

Year: 1896

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.

Year: 1908

The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.

Year: 1945

V-J Day Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone)

Year: 1947

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.

Year: 1969

British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

Year: 1980

17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement

Year: 1987

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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