This Day in History on 14th February
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 14th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Parents Worship Day (parts of India)
1537: Death of Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat from drowning while escaping from the Portuguese.
1556: The coronation of Mughal emperor Akbar took place at Kalanaur in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab. At that time, Akbar was only 13 years old.
1658: Dara Shikoh defeated Shah Shuja in the Battle of Bahadurpur to take over the power of Delhi after Shah Jahan.
1876: Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied for a telephone patent on the same day.
1881: Establishment of India’s first homeopathic college at Kolkata.
1899: Voting machines began to be used in American elections.
1924: Establishment of computer maker IBM Company.
1945: World War II- Royal Air Force planes bombed the city of Dresden, Germany.
1945: Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru joined the United Nations.
1946: The first computer was on display at ENIAC University of Pennsylvania.
1989: Union Carbide agreed to pay USD 470,000,000 in compensation to the Government of India for the Bhopal tragedy.
1990: Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, India.
2000: Abhijit Kunte became the fourth Grandmaster of India.
2005: YouTube, the world-famous video-searching website, was launched.
2019: Pulwama attack takes place in Lethpora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and a suicide bomber were killed and 35 were injured.
1483: Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire and first Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in India.
1818: Frederick Douglass, an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
1909: Accamma Cherian, an Indian independence activist from the erstwhile Travancore, India.
1933: Madhubala, an Indian film actress.
1952: Sushma Swaraj, an Indian politician, and a Supreme Court lawyer.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1779: Captain James Cook, a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy.
1808: John Dickinson, a Founding Father of the United States.
1975: P. G. Wodehouse, an English author.
2016: Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (b. 1928)
2016: Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (b. 1949)
2018: Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1939)
2018: Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952).