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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/21/1862 Ganendra Mohan Tagore was the first Indian to get the Barrister-at-Law Degree after passing the examination from Lincoln Inn University.
06/21/1906 Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
06/21/1930 Five hundred were hurt as police charged Bombay mob.
06/21/1940 Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar, politician and founder of Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh (RSS), passed away.
06/21/1576 Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
06/21/1814 Gilbert Aliat Minto, Governor General of East Indian Company, died.
06/21/1941 Chakravorty Rajgopalachari became the First Indian Governor General of India.
06/21/1948 C. Rajagopalachari was appointed the first Indian Governor General of Indian union (21/06/1948-25/01/1950). After January 25, 1950, this post was abolished.
06/21/1988 Sikh activist bombers kill 30 in Amritsar.
06/21/1991 P. V. Narasimha Rao was sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India. He reimained in this office till May 16, 1996. He formed a 54-member ministry in the 10th Parliament.
06/21/1994 The Janata Dal splits again, 14 of its 39 Lok Sabha members seek separate seats as a group.
06/21/1997 Sethi claims sixth National billiards crown in Bangalore.
06/21/1998 India and Russia sign a $2.5-billion deal to set up a nuclear power station at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu.
06/21/1999 Leander Paes was seeded number one in double's ranking. This was his highest double ranking.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/02/1781Sakharambapu Bokeel, great politician in Maratha kingdom, died.
02/12/194614 killed in Calcutta riots; Muslim leader Jinnah threatens civil war.
02/03/2000Dr. Bimal Jalan, RBI Governor, unveils a seven-point agenda for banking sector reforms.
10/29/1999L .K. Advani, Home Minister, says the Centre is in touch with cyclone-hit states.
10/18/1995Baby Naaz (Anuradha Bhakkar), famous child actor, died.
10/13/1240Radiya Sultan, first lady ruler of Delhi throne, passed away in a battle.
07/10/1997Fijian Senate approves new Constitution that removes radical restrictions on political power of Indian community, which makes up almost half the population.
04/22/1915Hem Barua, famous Assami and English litterateur, was born.
10/16/1994CIA connection to CN Annadurai alleged in book on Seshan, Jayalalitha obtains stay.
11/02/1956Express Train plunged down the Marudaiyar river embarkment killng 143 persons.