What is history now, was once a headline! Ever since India got its independence, a huge turn of events has been taking place in the political and democratic world. These events have left a permanent mark on the history of India. But, have you ever wondered what seems too old to us was once the headline of newspapers. How did they look like? What did they speak?
Here are 10 such headlines that will take us down the memory lane, resembling faces and names from our history books and making us realize what India has shaped into now!
After years of living under the British rule, when India finally gained independence on 15th August 1947, the newspaper read ‘nation wakes to new life’. This headline has proved itself correct over years.
Indo-Pak War And Creation Of Bangladesh -1971
This war was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan in 1971. The formation of Bangladesh was also a consequence of this war.
Bombay Bomb Blasts -1993
A series of 12 bomb explosions took place in Mumbai on 12th March 1993. More than 250 people were reported dead and around 700 people were left injured.
India Becomes A Republic -1950
26th January 1950 is marked as the Republic Day in India. See how this day looked in the newspapers then!
Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination -1948
The father of the nation- Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on 30th January 1948 by Nathuram Godse. The day is now marked as Martyr’s Day.
Indo-China War -1962
On October 20, 1962, India was unexpectedly attacked by China. It was majorly known as the Sino-Indian war.
Emergency Declared -1975
Under the rule of Indira Gandhi, the state of emergency was declared in India for the first time in 1975.
Indira Gandhi’s Assassination -1984
The 3rd Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was assassinated on 31st October 1984 by two of her bodyguards.
26/11 Mumbai Attacks
This date is like a nightmare to all the people who lost their loved ones in this series of bomb blasts in Bombay. 150+ people were declared dead and around 600+ people were left injured.
India Wins The Kargil War -1999
On 27th May 1999, India won the Kargil war which enabled India to regain possession of the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir.
India can never forget these dates, some for good, some for bad! Also, read about these biggest lies about Indian history we believed were true!