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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/9/1669 Aurangzeb issued a general order all the schools and temples of the infidels.
4/9/1695 Waman Pandit, famous pandit poet, took samadhee at Bhogav.
4/9/1756 Ali Bardi Khan of Bengal passed away in Murshidabad. His youngest daughter's son Siraj-ud-Daulah was crowned as King of Bengal when he was merely 20 years old after the death of King Tartar.
4/9/1783 Tipu Sultan drives out English from Bednoor, India.
4/9/1893 Maha Pandit Rahul Sanskrityayan, politician, professor and Hindi writer, was born at Pandaha, Azamgarh.
4/9/1936 SikhdevSingh RattanSingh Dhindsa was born in Ubhawal village, Distt. Sangrur (Punjab).
4/9/1954 India reports only 43\% of population speaks 15 recognized languages, noting 720 dialects, 23 tribal tongues.
4/9/1965 Fighting breaks out in the Rann of Kutch between Indian and Pakistani troops. Pakistan attacked Indian borders, Sardar Post, Chhar Bet and Beria Bet, this was manned by the State Armed Police Batallions. In Kutch launched its 8th Infantry Division supported by two regiments of M47/48 Pattons. Operation 'Desert Hawk' was launched to draw away reserves from other vulnerable areas, and possibly to test India's resolve. The Indian Army did not rise to the bait.
4/9/1965 After Indo-Pak conflict of 1965, the Raksha Medal, Samar Seva Star and some others were introduced.
4/9/1974 India, Pakistan, Bangladesh reach pact to exchange prisoners of 1971 war in New Delhi.
4/9/1984 Captain H.J. Singh of Indian Army crossed the Banihal Darsh with the help of Hand Glider and set a new record.
4/9/1986 First University in India devoted to hygiene established at Vijaywada.
4/9/1991 Rajendra Mathur, editor of Hindi daily newspaper 'Navbharat Times', passed away.
4/9/1993 Lt. Gen. B.C. Joshi to be the next army chief.
4/9/1994 C. Rajeshwara Rao, 80, former General Secretary of Communist Party of India, passed away in Hyderabad.
4/9/1997 Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy in Gwalior.
4/9/1999 K. Sasikiran won the National 'A' chess title with a round to spare in Nagpur.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/18/1971Air India's first Jumbo Jet Plane passenger Boeing 747 named 'Emperor Samrat Ashok' was landed on Santacruz Airport at Bombay.
10/25/1999Fixed term for Lok Sabha, Assemblies is under study, said President K R Narayanan in his address to a joint session of Parliament.
1/16/1999Ritwick Bhattacharya (Delhi) and Mekhala Subedar (Maharashtra) won the men's and women's titles in the National squash championship in Calcutta.
8/13/1951First test flight of 'Hindustan Trainer-2' (H.T.2) which was indigenously designed and manufactured in India.
12/24/2000Viswanathan Anand becomes the first Asian to win a world chess title in the world chess championship in Taheran.
12/4/1973Mohan Rakesh, famous modern Hindi dramatist, novelist and story writer, passed away.
4/2/1926The worst Hindu-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta.
4/11/1964Communist Party of India was divided in two parts. Firstly known as Communist Party of India [CPI], its second fragmentation was named as Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]. This division was on ideological differences at the international level.
11/8/2000Queen Ingrid (90), Denmark's Swedish born queen mother and great-grand daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, died in Copenhagen.
6/24/1966Atul Chandrakant Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman from 1994), was born in Bombay.