February 17 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

1510 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque first conquers the city of Goa, entering it with little conflict

Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque

Sports History

1976 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Richard Hadlee
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
  • 2020 India’s Supreme Court grants equal rights to women in the armed forces

More Indian History

Famous Deaths

  • 1883 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian independence activist and revolutionary, dies at 37
  • 1986 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90

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