Today’s History आज का इतिहास – 15 & 16 April

Top 5 Incidents from India and World History on 15 & 16 April-  First Train in India, Birth Control, General electic Established, WTO agreement   and more

 

1.   16 April 1853 – First Train in India from Bombay to Thane

  • The 14-carriage train carried 400 guests and covered a distance of 34 km
  • The inaugural journey received a salute of 21 guns
  • India’s first metro train ran from Esplanade to Bhowanipur (now the Netaji Bhawan station) in Calcutta on 24 October 1984
  • Indian Railways runs over 20,000 passenger trains daily from 7,349 stations across India

2  .   16 April 1922 – Treaty of Rapello between Russia and Germany

  • The Treaty of Rapallo was an agreement signed between the German Republic and Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) under which each renounced all territorial and financial claims
  • A supplementary agreement signed in Berlin on 5 November extended the treaty to cover Germany’s relations with the other Soviet republics: of Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Far Eastern Republic

3   .  16 April 1976 –  The govt. announces its new birth-control program to curb population growth.

  • India’s state of emergency between 1975 and 1977 included a family planning initiative that began in April 1976
  • Indira Gandhi’s government sterilised 6.2 million men in 1976 through force and threat

4   .   15 April 1892 – The General Electric Company is formed

  • Founded on April 15, 1892 in Schenectady, New York through the merger of Edison General Electric Co. by Thomson-Houston Electric
  • Founders
  • Thomas Alwa Edison
  • Elihu Thomson
  • Edwin J. Houston
  • Charles A. Coffin
  • J. P. Morgan
  • GE operates through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance and lighting

5   .    15 April 1994 – WTO’s  Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations

Birth

  • 15 April 1922 – Hasrat Jaipuri, Indian poet and songwriter
  • 16 April 1189 – Worldwide Famous comedian Charlie Chaplin

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