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This Day in History on 13th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 13th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

1699: Khalsa Panth established.
1772: Warren Hastings, who became the president of their Bengal Council, was appointed in the court of Directors of the East India Company.
1796: The first elephant was brought to America from Bengal, India.
1919: Jallianwala Baug massacre. The great Indian tragedy occured in Amritsar which claimed 389 lives and wounded 1,516 activitists fighting for Indian independence. Early in 1919, the Rowlatt Act (Black Act) was passed. This authorized the Government to imprison any person without any trial and conviction in a court of law. This furious act was under the guidence of cruel Brigedier General R. E. H. Dyer and his 50 men troop. Michael O’ Dwyer was then the Governor of Punjab who naturally defended the action. This day is observed as Jallianwala Baug Day.
1947: Diplomatic relations between India and Russia established.
1948: Bhuvaneshwar became the capital of Orissa.
1984: India beat Pak by 58 runs to win the first Cricket Asia Cup in Sharjah.
1984: Kerala Government drops Silent Valley Project and declares the entire area a national park.
1988: Mother Teresa asks Margret Thatcher for help to set up a hostel for London’s elderly homeless in UK.
1989: Malayalam film ‘Piravi’ directed by Shaji N. Karun adjudged best feature film of 1988.
1993: Bhupan Hazarika wins Phalke Award for 1992.
1997: Anand wins Dos Hermanas chess crown.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1851: Ganga Ram, great social reformer and an assistant engineer in the Public Works Department, Punjab, was born at Mangtanwala, now in Pakistan.
1889: Balkrishna A. Pillai, litterateur and journalist, was born.
1890: Ramchandra Gopal Torne (Dadasaheb), film director, was born.
1940: Najma Heptulla, Vice President of Rajya Sabha, was born.
1971: Carlton Chapman, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Bangalore ,Karnataka

Death / Death Anniversary:

1963: Babu Gulab Rai, famous hindi critic, passed away.
1972: Balraj Sahani, famous film actor, passed away.
1982: Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal passed away
1982: Pandit Parmanand, founder member of `Gather Party’, passed away.
1993: Lalitadevi Shastri passed away.

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