April 13 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1796 First elephant arrives in US from India

Ethiopian Emperor Commits Suicide

1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide

British soldiers discover the body of Emperor Tewodros II after he committed suicide following the Battle of Magdala
  • 1919 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • 1939 The Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
  • 1994 United Arab Emirates’ 1st official ODI, losing to India

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1952 Erick Avari, American-Indian actor, born in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1973 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59

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