Trivia / Energetic Punjab

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on the day of __________ in 1919.

  1. Baisakhi
  2. Lohri
  3. Holi

Baisakhi

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre happened on 13 April 1919, on the auspicious day of Baisakhi. The British Indian Army, under the orders of the then General Reginald Dyer fired 1650 rounds into the peaceful crowd who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh. Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden of 6 to 7 acres walled on all sides located in the vicinity of Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Many people died in the stampede that followed the firing, and an estimated 120 people jumped into a well to escape the bullets. Bullets were fired for about 10 minutes, untill the ammunition was exhausted. A memorial, designed by American architect Benjamin Polk, was built on the site and inaugurated by President of India Rajendra Prasad on 13 April 1961.