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17 December-On this Day

17  December:  1398– Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultans armoured elephants 1961– India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies. 1971– Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir, after 93000 Pakistani troops surrendered to India. …

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17 December-On this Day

17  December:  1398– Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultans armoured elephants 1961– India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies. 1971– Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir, after 93000 Pakistani troops surrendered to India. …

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17 December- On This Day

17  December:  1398– Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultans armoured elephants 1961– India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies. 1971– Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir, after 93000 Pakistani troops surrendered to India.1972– …

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14 December- On this Day

14  December:    1812-Lord Charles Caning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), was born. 1895-George VI, King of England (1936-52), was born. 1931– Viceroy of India issues new powers to seize properties of those who, following independence leader Gandhi, refuse to pay taxes. 1946– Sanjay Gandhi, youth Congress leader, was born in New Delhi. 1984– …

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13 December- On this Day

13  December:   Candle Day (St. Lucia Day, in Sweden).  1772- Narayan Rao became the Peshwa at Satara 2001- Indian Parliament Sansad attacked by terrorists. 15 people killed, including all terrorists. 1955-India and the USSR affirm the Panchsheel. 1989-Terrorists release the daughter of Indian Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed as five of their comrades freed from prison. 1991– Justice …

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12 December- On this Day

12  December:   International Day of Neutrality. International Universal Health Coverage Day. 1930– Babu Genu sacrificed his life to stage the boycott of foreign goods. 1901– Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore founded the first dance school called as “Kala Bhawan” and established the “Barahamacharya Ashram”, the core of Vishwa Bharati University of Shantiniketan, near Bolpur. It was formally opened on …

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