This Week in History

21st Jan 1972: Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states in India.

21st Jan 1972: Mizoram, formerly part of Assam becomes and Indian union territory.

22nd Jan 1673: Postal service inaugurated between New York and Benson in US.

22nd Jan 1927: First Live Commentary of a football match for the division one clash between Arsenal and Sheffield United.

22nd Jan 1947: Indian national Flag was adopted.

22nd Jan 1982: 75% of North America was covered by snow.

23rd Jan 1849: Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first women physician.

23rd Jan 1897: Subhas Chandra Bose was born.

24th Jan 1857: The University of Calcutta (Now Kolkata) is formally founded as a full-fledged university in South Asia.

24th Jan 1950: Dr. Rajendra Prasad becomes the first President of India and Indian constitution is promulgated.

24th Jan 1950: Election Commission of India established.

25th Jan 1802: Napoleon elected president of Italian republic.

25th Jan 1905: Largest diamond CULLINAN (3106 carat) found in South Africa.

25th Jan 1949: First EMMY AWARDS presented at HOLLYWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB.

25th Jan 1971: Himachal Pradesh become the 18th Indian state.

26th Jan 1929: Indian National Congress proclaims goal for Indian independence.

26th Jan 1950: National Emblem of India (Ashoka Pillar) was adopted.

26th Jan 1950: Republic day of India: The transition of India from British dominion to a republic.

26th Jan 1962: Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22000 miles.

26th Jan 1967: KRISHI DARSHAN, first rural program on agriculture was started from Delhi.

26th Jan 1998: Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip.

27th Jan 1785: The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.

27th Jan 1967: More than 60 nations sign the outer space treaty banning nuclear weapons in space.

27th Jan 9675: Bobby Deol, the Indian film hero is born.

27th Jan 1983: World’s largest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 kms) opens between Honshu – Hokkaido.