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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Savtamali, famous saint, attains 'samadhee'.
Bahlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan and founder of Lodi dynasty, died in Delhi.
Husain Quli, the new Governor of Bengal, defeated the rebels and put them to fight. Daud was captured and put to death.
7/12/1674 Chhatrapati Shivaji signed a friendship treaty with East India Company.
7/12/1823 First Indian Steam Engine Ship ""Diana-a-Gunboat""sailed in a sea near Calcutta. It was built by Kyd & Co.
7/12/1864 Vishvanath Kashinath Rajwade, great Historian, was born.
7/12/1896 Dangambarrao G. Bindu, politician and father of Hydrabad Liberation Party, was born.
7/12/1909 Vimal Rai, film producer and director, was born.
7/12/1920 Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
7/12/1920 Siddharthacharry V, educationist and diplomat, was born at Mysore.
7/12/1932 The 16,000-foot Shyok ice dam in the Himalayas bursts flooding the Indus Valley at Kashmir.
7/12/1947 Pochiah Krishnamurthy, great Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour), was born in Hyderabad.
7/12/1949 Ban on RSS lifted on the assurance that it abjures violence.
7/12/1949 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die.
7/12/1957 Sahajada Karim became Aga Khan.
7/12/1960 Bhagalpur University was established in Bihar.
7/12/1960 Ranchi University was established.
7/12/1965 Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay, Indian middle-order batsman), was born in Mangalore.
7/12/1970 Major flood in Alaknanda river resulted in sweeping of buses and claimed 600 lives.
7/12/1980 Congress (I) gets absolute majority in Rajya Sabha.
7/12/1993 West Bengal Governor Dr. Nurul Hasan, 72, died.
7/12/1994 India expels Pak diplomat; Indian attache tortured in Islamabad.
7/12/1994 Vasant (V. P. Sathe), film critic, journalist, publisher and author, passed away.
7/12/1996 Bail granted to Harshad Mehta, prime accused in the securities scam.
7/12/1996 Lok Sabha adopts resolution extending President's Rule in J & K for 6 months.
7/12/1996 Ram Vilas Paswan presents railway budget 96-97 with 10\% hike in freight and upper class journeys.
7/12/1998 India will not reverse the nuclear programme, declared Mr. Vajpayee.
7/12/1999 India sets a deadline for intruders withdrawal from Kargil, announces suspension of air strikes.
7/12/1999 Rajendra Kumar (71), legendary actor who acted in over 150 Hindi films, died in Mumbai.
7/12/2000 67 persons died in a landslide triggered by torrential rains in Ghatkopar, a Mumbai suburb.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/13/1963Sisir Kumar Mitra, Physics scientist, died at the age of 73.
11/9/1977Keshavrao Bhole, great music director, passed away.
5/28/1950Bhagwaticharan, great revolutionary, passed away.
1/22/1997Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, former Union Ministers Ajit Singh, Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav and five others chargesheeted by CBI in Rs. 3.5 crore Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs bribery case.
2/13/1984Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, inaugurated the first manufacturing work of Indian Submarines at Mazgaon Dock, Bombay.
9/15/1999Palvai Purushottam, the sitting Sirpur MLA and TDP candidate, shot dead.
1/26/1950India is proclaimed a Sovereign Democratic Republic ceasing to be a British dominion and adopted Indian Constitution which came into force.
12/5/1999India's Yukta Mookhey is crowned Miss World.
8/19/1927Ananta Narsinha Naik, social reformer and politician, was born at Bandora, Goa.
4/3/1978Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru, social reformer, politician, passed away. He contributed greatly to public life, fighting against caste system, untouchability etc. He was closely affiliated to the 'Servants of India Society' with Ghokhaleji. He even declined to accept the ""Bharat Ratna"" award conferred on him.