#historyfacts

.United States
The United States of America celebrates its Independence Day on the Fourth of July. (Photo credit: Twitter/@washingtondc)

  • On the Fourth of July, carnivals are held all across the US, families go out on picnics, parades colour the streets of America
  • The biggest highlight of the day is the fireworks
  • The first proper celebration of Independence Day took place on July 4, 1777

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Google's doodle animation of Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack. (Source: google)

  • Margherita Hack was the discoverer of the asteroid 8558 Hack
  • In 2012, she received the title of 'Dama di Gran Croce', Italy's highest honour
  • Hack made history as she was the first Italian woman to administer the Trieste Astronomical Observatory

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
There was a memorial built on the site of the massacre known as Jallianwala Bagh memorial. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as Amritsar massacre, took place on April 13, 1919
  • Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer gave orders to the troops to open fire at a group of unarmed Indian civilians
  • Over 370 people were killed and more than 1200 people were injured in the incident

The third Test between India and England was completed on Thursday, with India winning the match by 10 wickets. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • The top listed match in the list between Australia and South Africa in 1932 lasted just five hours and 53 minutes
  • The second took place between West Indies and England in 1935
  • The third shortest Test is the recently concluded Test between India and England in 2021