Today in History February 19: From Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti to Gopal Krishna Gokhale Death Anniversary, list of 10 most important events happened today
This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, February 19 is the 49th day of the year and the 49th day in a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 19 February as well as birthdays of famous people.
10 Major Events Happened Today in History
Shivaji Jayanti/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Birthday
Shivaji Bhonsale I also famously referred to as Chhatrapati Shivaji was an Indian ruler and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned the Chhatrapati of his realm at Raigad.
When you are enthusiastic, the mountain also looks like a clay pile.— Good Morning Nutritive India (@NutritiveGood) February 18, 2022
~Happy Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti.
.#shivjayanti #shivajimaharaj #shivaji #chhatrapatishivajimaharaj #goodmorninghttps://t.co/BlxKMhtIlx pic.twitter.com/FiJFW21bqU
1938 Hitler Speech
This was a day of extreme tension and anxiety in Berlin, Germany. On this day, Hitler gave a much-anticipated speech, which was delivered to the Third Reich (Nazi Germany Government). This was the beginning of the start of the expansion of the Nazi regime, which later resulted in the occurrence of World War II (for Americans, 1939-1945).
That OTHER Menzies speech - in which he praises aspects of Hitler's Germany, November 1938https://t.co/AQrNDCwW0E #auspol #ozhist pic.twitter.com/aeljliOMpx— australian kitsch 🦘 (@OzKitsch) May 23, 2017
Thomas Edison Granted Patent for his Gramophone
On this day in 1878, Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his gramophone.
It's our birthday! It's 47 years today since Linn Products was incorporated and, in a beautiful example of synchronicity, it's also the same date that Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his gramophone back in 1878.#linn #sondekLP12 #birthday pic.twitter.com/FFiF09Hgti— Linn (@linnproducts) February 19, 2020
USSR launches Sputnik 52 and Molniya 1-13
In 1970 on this day, USSR launches Sputnik 52 and Molniya 1-13 communications satellites.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale Death Anniversary
Gopal Krishna Gokhale was an Indian 'moderate' political leader and a social reformer during the Indian independence movement. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and the founder of the Servants of India Society.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale ( Born In Ratnagiri ) Played Active Role In Freedom Movement— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) May 10, 2021
He Once Said That
"What Bengal Thinks Today, India Thinks Tomorrow" pic.twitter.com/05uuKtqrlu
Iwo Jima invaded by U.S. Marines
On this day in 1945, during the final phases of World War II, U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima so as to wrest control of the strategically important island from the Japanese, who put up fierce resistance in the ensuing battle.
#TodayInHistory (1945)-Iwo Jima invaded by U.S. Marines— Talk Freely Live Freely (@TalkFreelyLive1) February 19, 2021
On this day in 1945, during the final phases of World War II , U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima so as to wrest control of the strategically important island from the Japanese, who put up fierce resistance in the ensuing battle pic.twitter.com/5GmsDd5iOm
Nicolaus Copernicus birthday
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who proposed that the planets have the Sun as the fixed point to which their motions are to be referred; that Earth is a planet which, besides orbiting the Sun annually, also turns once daily on its own axis; and that very slow long-term changes in the direction of this axis account for the precession of the equinoxes.
This was taken from the Aricebo Telescope at 20X. There are 1,900,000 stars in the Enyo system 500 lightyears away from Earth, first discovered by Nicolaus Copernicus in 1925. Nearby planets include: Kepler-186f, TRAPPIST-1d, XO-6b, and Gliese 357a. pic.twitter.com/m75IfkGwZz— Universe Generator (@UniverseGener12) February 17, 2022
M. S. Golwalkar Birthday
Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar was the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He has been widely noted to be the most prominent theorist of Hindutva.
Thought of the Day:— Organiser Weekly (@eOrganiser) June 15, 2021
The Historical Prophecy by the Second Sarsanghachalak Shri M S Golwalkar (Guruji) on Chinese threat turned out to be true#Galwan #India #China #Ladakh pic.twitter.com/Mv5m7TDq3V
Author and Thinker Dharampal Birthday
He was a Gandhian who authored The Beautiful Tree, and Technology in the Eighteenth Century.
We must all know about Dharampal's "The Beautiful Tree" which describes how the Indian education system worked in the 18th Century before the arrival of the British.— Subhash Kak ☀️ (@subhash_kak) April 25, 2020
US President Roosevelt signed an order detaining Americans of Japanese
In 1942, on this day, US President Roosevelt signed an order detaining Americans of Japanese descent following the Pearl Harbor attack.
Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.
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