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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
4/19/1910 Anant Laxman Kanhere, revolutionary, was hanged.
4/19/1950 Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.
4/19/1960 Meeting of Afro-Asian Conference at New Delhi.
4/19/1975 First Indian Satellite ''Aryabhata'' launched. The Satellite provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.
4/19/1976 Maharshi Dayanand University established in Haryana.
4/19/1976 Indira Gandhi proposes a resumption of ties with Pakistan in New Delhi.
4/19/1981 Indira Gandhi,Prime Minister, inaugurated `Maharashtra Vidhanbhavan'.
4/19/1993 Sanjay Dutt, film star, was held under TADA for possessing an AK-56 rifle.
4/19/1994 Rajindersing Sparo, first awardee of `Mahavir Chakra' and former Chief Minister of Punjab Major General, passed away.
4/19/1995 Gopala Ramanujam,Goa Governor, takes up additional charge of Kerala.
4/19/1995 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.
4/19/1996 AIDS deleted from the list of contagious diseases in the Railway Act of 1989.
4/19/1997 I.K. Gujral, External Affairs Minister, chosen leader of United Front in place of Deve Gowda.
4/19/1998 Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.
4/19/1998 Jayalalitha, AIADMK leader, demands that all ''tainted leaders'' be dropped by the Vajpayee Government or that Sedapatti R. Muthiah be taken back.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/17/1988First operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1A) launched by a Russian Vostok. IRS system under National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) coordinated at national level by the Planning Committee of NNRMS (PC-NNRMS) and the data from IRS satellites is processed by the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. SI, a US Company, also receives and markets IRS data worldwide under a commercial contract with Antrix Corporation of the Department of Space.
7/12/1957Sahajada Karim became Aga Khan.
3/19/1973Mine explosion in Bihar kills 47.
5/9/1996J. Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu CM, resigns.
4/2/1933Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji ""Ranji"", Maharaj, jamsaheb of Nawanagar and noted cricketer, passed away. He was referred as ""The prince of a little state, but the King of a great game"". He scored 989 Test runs with a 1st-class avg. 56.
4/2/1933Rana Sangram Singh, King of Mewad, fought Babur near Kanwa at Agra and lost the battle and died thereafter. He had vowed not to enter Chittogarh without a victory.
1/26/2001Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Lata Mangeshkar.
6/25/1992BJP bags eleven seats in the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha, Congress (I) secures seven.
3/30/1989Waman Ganpat Behre `Sobat', editor of weekly, passed away.
4/30/1843Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, marathi novelist and editor, was born.