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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
05/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
05/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
05/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
05/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
05/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
05/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
05/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
05/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
05/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
05/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
05/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
05/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
05/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
05/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
05/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
05/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
05/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
05/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
05/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
05/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/29/1997B.M. Sumavathi creats national record in heptathlon in the Federation Cup athletics.
01/04/1948Burma achieved its independence from Great Britain. In 1989, Burma changed its name to Myanmar to reflect the multi-ethnic composition of the country. Apart from the Burmese, the main ethnic minority groups are the Karen, Shan, Mon, Chin, and Kachin. Just as the Burmese did against the British, almost all of these ethnic groups have struggled against the Burmese government for self-determination.
11/11/1921Gandhi urges Hindus to remove statue of ex-Viceroy Lord Lawrence.
03/01/1909First Indian Iron Company 'Tata Iron and Steel' established.
11/15/2000Congress(I) gives a thumping mandate to Sonia Gandhi.
04/09/1965Fighting 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.
04/12/1912Kirpal Singh Narang, social reformer and educationist, was born at Amritsar (Punjab).
07/18/1953Riots against increase in streetcar fares continue with demonstrators taking control of parts of Calcutta.
07/03/1863Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], santee Sioux Indian chief, passed away.
09/11/1993Former Andhra CM Rama Rao, 71, weds 44-year-old college lecturer Lakshmi Sivaparvathi.