This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, February 24 is the 55th day of the year and the 55th 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 24 February as well as birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened Today in History


  1. Rajaram I Birth Anniversary

Rajaram Bhosle I was the third Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire, who ruled from 1689 to his death in 1700. He was the second son of the Shivaji, the founder of the empire and younger half-brother of Sambhaji, who he succeeded. 


  1. V. Nanammal Birthday

V. Nanammal was India's oldest yoga teacher. She efficiently trained one million students over 45 years and taught one hundred students daily. Her work was honoured with India's National Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2016 and the country's fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2018. 


  1. Joy Mukherjee Birthday

Joy Mukherjee was an Indian film actor and director. He was titled the 'heart throb of the 1960s and 1970s'.


  1. Battle of Karnal

The Battle of Karnal was a decisive victory for Nader Shah, the founder of the Afsharid dynasty of Iran, during his invasion of India. Nader's forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah within three hours, paving the way for the Iranian sack of Delhi. The engagement is considered the crowning jewel in Nader's military career as well as a tactical masterpiece. The battle took place near Karnal, 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Delhi, India


  1. 1st Swaminarayan Temple Inaugurated

On this day in 1822, the first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, was inaugurated.


  1. Central Excise Day in India

It is observed on this day every year to commemorate the Central Excise and Salt Act which was enacted in 1944. The day honours the contribution of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to the country and the officers associated with it and their services. The day also encourages the officers to carry out their duties with utmost sincerity. Every year, officers do their duties of checking the corruption of goods from the manufacturing sector.  


  1. National Artist Day in Thailand

Since 1985, the honours have been presented on this day, "National Artist Day", in Thailand. The date was chosen because it is the birthdate of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, or King Rama II, who was an artist himself. In 1986, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, an accomplished musician, photographer, and painter, was named "Supreme Artist".


  1. Rukmini Devi Arundale Death Anniversary

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, and an activist for animal welfare. She was the first woman in Indian history to be nominated as a member to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. The most important revivalist of Bharatanatyam from its original 'sadhir' style prevalent amongst the temple dancers, the Devadasis, she also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.


  1. Lalita Pawar Death Anniversary

Lalita Pawar was an Indian actress, who appeared in over 700 films in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati cinema. Pawar is the awardee of a Filmfare award for best-supporting actress for Anari. She featured in hit films such as Netaji Palkar (1938), made by Bhalji Pendharkar, New Hana Pictures' Sant Damaji, Navyug Chitrapat's Amrit, written by VS Khandekar, and Chhaya Films' Gora Kumbha. 


  1. Bhimsen Joshi Death Anniversary

Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi also known by the honorific prefix Pandit, was one of the greatest Indian vocalists from Karnataka, in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs).

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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