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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
04/12/1621 Guru Teg Bahadur Singh, Sikh Guru, was born.
04/12/1752 Agreement to save the king between Shinde and Holkar.
04/12/1799 The Church Missionary Society was organized in London under the original name of the Society for Missions in Africa and the East. This Anglican missions agency currently works in fields located in Africa, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran and Palestine.
04/12/1801 William Carey fort was appointed the Professor of Bengali Language in fort at William College, Calcutta.
04/12/1801 Ranjit Singh proclaimed himself Maharaja of Punjab.
04/12/1871 Gangadhar Balkrishna Deshpande, editor in modern era and dictionary creator, was born.
04/12/1873 Kumaran Asan, famous Malyalam poet and social reformer, was born at Kayikkara, Kerala.
04/12/1912 Kirpal Singh Narang, social reformer and educationist, was born at Amritsar (Punjab).
04/12/1913 Gandhiji in Indian Opinion draws attention to new Immigration Bill's failure to fulfil terms of Provisional Settlement of 1911. Kasturba decides to join Passive Resistance struggle.
04/12/1917 Mulvantrai Himatlal Mankad better known as ""Vinoo Mankad"", cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), was born at Jamnagar.
04/12/1936 Nehru urges Socialism for India.
04/12/1942 Nehru pledges 'no surrender' to the Axis despite the rejection of Britain's plans at New Delhi.
04/12/1967 Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 24/02/1968.
04/12/1967 U. Thant,UN Secretary General, receives the first Nehru Award for international understanding.
04/12/1976 India set 403 to win against the West Indies.
04/12/1978 After several state victories, Congress party-I (for Indira) is recognized as official opposition.
04/12/1978 India's first double decker train was started between Victoria Terminus (CST) and Pune which beared the name as ""Janta Express"", which is now known under the name of Shivaji's fort as ""Singhgarh Express"".
04/12/1983 Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi' wins 8 Oscars.
04/12/1987 V. P. Singh resigns as Defence Minister of India, K. C. Pant appointed in his place.
04/12/1991 Lok Sabha elections announced for May 20, 23, 26; Punjab Assam, J&K polls deferred.
04/12/1992 M. Basavapunniah (77),Communist leader, passed away.
04/12/1992 The 350-tonne Buddha statue salvaged from the Hussain Sagar where it had sunk in 1990.
04/12/1993 Indian ship MV Vishva-Mohini sinks off Spain, 33 killed.
04/12/1997 Maharashtra assembly adopts bill banning interviews for admitting students to pre-primary schools.
04/12/2000 Ban on LTTE for two more years from May 14, says the Union Home Minister L. K. Advani.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/23/1998Raman Lamba, former Indian Test cricketer, passed away in Dhaka, three days after being hit on the head while close-in fielding.
07/03/1898Gopinath Bhagwan was born at Banamohalla, Srinagar. He is one of the most eminent saints who have graced the sacred land of India. An Ashram at Kharyar, Srinagar is set up by his disciples and devotees to preach his meditation.
05/23/1967South Gujrat University was established.
01/05/1995India receives first consignment of Chinese Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) for the 2 US built Tarapur nuclear plant with the approval of IAEA.
08/14/1900S. K. Patil, Congress leader, was born.
01/21/1961Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II, and her husband Duke of Edinburgh visited New Delhi.
04/30/1958Shiekh Abdulla taken into custody.
06/30/1979R. D. Singh became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation. He was there in this office till 24 Jan. 1980.
09/06/1990Prasar Bharti' bill passed in Parliament.
07/13/1905Premnath Bazaz, famous Kashmir freedom fighter, was born.