19th Feb – This Day That Year

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on this day in the year1630 in Shivneri, Maharashtra. He was a great warrior who at the tender age of 16 won over Torna Fort and at the age of 17 won over Rajgad and Kondana Forts. Shivaji promoted the use of the languages of Marathi and Sanskrit instead of the Persian language which was prevalent in those days.

This day in the year 1878, Thomas Alva Edison patented his 1 year old discovery “phonograph”. With this the era of recording started. Phonograph could record the voice as well as could be heard again and again later.

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