History Of The Day – 17th February
1670: Tanaji Won The Sinhgarh Fort
Tanhaji won the Sinhgarh fort for Shivaji, however he lost his life in this battle.
1980: Indira Gandhi Dissolved Assemblies
Indira Gandhi Dissolved 9 assemblies of the opposition
1993: Jawahar Lal Nehru’s Book
The name of the book which Pandit ji wrote was “A day will come when India will remember her.”
ACROSS THE WORLD
1720: Spain Signed The Treaty Of The Hague
Spain signed a treaty of the Hague with the Quadruple Alliance that ended war which began in 1718.
1865: South Carolina Was Destroyed By Fire
The South Carolina capital city, Columbia was destroyed by fire after Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marches through.
1909: Apache Chief Geronimo Died Of Pneumonia
Geronimo, Chief of Apache died because of Pneumonia. He was 80 years of age and was still captivated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
1919: Germany Signed An Armistice
Germany signed an armistice and gave up a territory in Poland.
1933: League Of Nations Censured Japan In A Broadcast
The League of Nations censured Japan in a worldwide broadcast.
1938: First Color Television Was Demonstrated In London
In 1938, first television in colored format was demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London.
1955: Hydrogen Bombs By Britain
Britain announced that the country was now able to produce hydrogen bombs
1959: First Weather Station In Space
The United States launched its very first weather station in Space – Vanguard II.
1973: Patrick Gray Became Director Of FBI
Patrick Gray was named as the director of FBI by President Richard Nixon.
1985: Murray Haydon Became Received Artificial Heart
Murray Haydon became the 3rd person to receive artificial heart.