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Today’s story | March 13: Udham Singh avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by killing O’Dwyer. GTN News

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today in history March 13 Udham Singh avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by killing Michael O'Dwyer

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New Delhi: Hundreds of young men had given their lives to free the country from the chains of slavery. One such great revolutionary was Udham Singh, the immortal son of Mother India born in Punjab. Udham Singh was deeply affected by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar and vowed to avenge it at all costs. He went to London to avenge this incident and there he killed Michael O’Dwyer, the then Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab.

On March 13, 1940, this freedom lover killed O’Dwyer, who issued the death decree for unarmed Indians, by shooting him and set an example of bravery. Other important events recorded on the date of March 13 in the history of the country and the world are the following:

1781: Astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

1800: Politician Nana Fadnavis, who led the Maratha Empire to its height, dies.

1878: The Desi Press Act (Vernacular Press Act) was passed for Indian languages. The next day, Amrit Bazar Patrika started publishing as an English newspaper.

1881: Assassination of the Russian Emperor Alexander II.

1892: The Bombay-Tansa Water Works was inaugurated.

1940: Michael O’Dwyer, former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, was shot dead by Udham Singh alias Mohammad Singh Azad in London. It was seen as a reprisal for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

1956: New Zealand achieved their first win in 26 years after gaining Test cricket playing status.

1963: The Arjuna Award was announced for players who have performed remarkably in various sports.

1992: An earthquake in Turkey kills about 500 people and leaves thousands homeless.

1997: Sister Nirmala was elected to the position of Superior General of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ as successor to Mother Teresa.

2004: Death of the famous sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, a great personality of Indian classical music.

2013: Selection of Pope Francis as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

2016: 37 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Ankara, Turkey.

2018: Nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a Naxalite attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. (agency)

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