History of April 15: Know about Special Events on this Day

History of April 15: The 15th of April holds special significance for Sikhism devotees. On this day, Baba Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru, was born.
History of April 15: Know about Special Events on this Day
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The 15th of April holds special significance for Sikhism devotees. On this day, Baba Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru, was born. Nanak was born on April 15, 1469 to Baba Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta at Rai Bhoi Di Talwandi (now in Pakistan), today is known as Nankana Sahib. He emphasised the importance of religious unity and created the groundwork for Sikhism. Baba Nanak was proficient in several languages and had travelled to many different parts of the globe.

Baba Nanak, the founder of Sikhism
Baba Nanak, the founder of Sikhism

105th day of the year

This 105th day of the year has special significance for another reason as well. In fact, on this day in 2004, a law was approved in France, in which the use of any kind of religious symbol in schools was prohibited. This law came into effect from 2 September 2004. In this, the hijab worn on the head by Muslim girls, the turban of Sikh children, and the cross of Christian children were all banned.

Important events recorded on the date of 15 April

April 15, 1469: Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
April 15, 1658: In the Battle of Dharmat, Aurangzeb defeated Raja Jaswant Singh.
Battle of Dharmat
Battle of Dharmat
April 15, 1689: France declares war on Spain.
April 15, 1948: Formation of Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
April 15, 1980: Six non-government banks were nationalized.
April 15, 1981: The hijacked Boeing 720 aircraft of Pakistan Airways was rescued in Syria after two weeks of efforts. To rescue this plane and the 147 people on board, the Pakistan government had to release 54 people who were in jail.
April 15, 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's first and last President. He was the first and last person to serve this position.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail GorbachevSean Gallup
April 15, 1994: India signed the General Agreement of Trade and Tariffs (GATT) with 124 other countries.
April 15, 2004: French President Jacques Chirac signs a law that bans the wearing of religious symbols in public schools.
French President Jacques Chirac
French President Jacques Chirac
April 15, 2010: India's first cryogenic rocket GSLV-D3 was launched unsuccessfully.
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