This Day in History - What happened today?

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for competitive exams including that of IAS Exam. BYJU’S initiative called ‘This Day in History’ covers every day of the calendar and recalls a major event that happened in the history of India and the world on this date which changed the course of history.

This article collaborates all historical days to make IAS Aspirants’ preparation for UPSC Civil Services Exam easy and more effective. The facts given will be helpful for Aspirant in UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains exams and many topics ae mentioned in civil services syllabus too. 

‘This Day in History’ – What is it all about?

This new section incorporates an important event that occurred on this day in history and explains the significance of the day for India and also the world. 

The article will give you important dates of:

  • Wars breaking out
  • Peace treaties brokered
  • Birth of Leading personalities
  • The demise of national freedom struggle leaders
  • A new game-changing governmental policy set out and,
  • Any historical incident that occurred and gave a complete makeover to India, its people and in the development of the country

How can UPSC aspirants use it for their preparation?

This section will go hand-in-hand with your UPSC 2020 preparation as it will enhance your knowledge about Indian history, polity and economy among others and help in improving your memory and associate with it what you have studied for the day.

Reading ‘This Day in History’ regularly will help candidates to remember and recall important dates and events in the history of India easily.

29 February 1896 Birth of PM Morarji Desai What happened? The Sixth Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai was born on 29th February 1896 in
24 December 19731973 — Periyar, leader of Self-Respect Movement, passed awayWhat happened?On 24th December 1973, Periyar, the Social activist who
19 October 1910 Eminent scientist S Chandrasekhar was born What happened? On 19 October 1910, Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan
10 September 1915 Death of revolutionary leader Bagha Jatin What happened? Jatindranath Mukherjee, better known as Bagha Jatin, died on
03 Sep 1767 Battle of Chengam What happened? On 3rd September 1767, the combined forces of Mysore’s Hyder Ali and the Nizam of Hyderabad
27 August 1781 Battle of Pollilur What happened? Hyder Ali of Mysore clashed with the British East India Company’s forces at the Battle of
20 August 1921 Moplah Rebellion What happened? The Moplah Rebellion or Moplah Riots of 1921 erupted in the Malabar region of present-day
15 August 1947 Independence Day What happened? “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and
13 August 1936 Death of Bhikaiji Cama What happened? Bhikaiji Rustom Cama, also known as Madame Cama, independence activist, passed away in
07 Aug 1925 Birth of M S Swaminathan, Father of the Green Revolution What happened? Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, eminent geneticist and

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