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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Humayun died at Delhi. Two days earlier he had slipped on the staircase of a library being constructed at the Old Fort.
1/24/1826 Gnanendra Mohan Tagore, first Indian barrister, was born in Calcutta.
1/24/1857 Calcutta University established.
1/24/1870 Muddan, famous Kannad poet and novelist, was born.
1/24/1921 T. N. Raina, former Army Chief and High Commissioner of Canada, was born.
1/24/1924 Karpoori Thakur ""Jan Nayak"", freedom fighter, teacher and national president of Samyukta Socialist Party, was born in village Samastipur, District Bihar.
1/24/1937 Gandhi announces that he will retire from politics.
1/24/1948 Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*).
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected to become the first President of India and 'Jana Gana Mana....' was accepted as the National Anthem of the country.
1/24/1951 Nehru assails US. demand for UN to name Peking as aggressor in Korea, New Delhi.
1/24/1952 The first International Film Festival of India held in Bombay, this event had a great impact on Indian Cinema.
1/24/1957 Kagaz Ke Phool, the first Indian black and white cinemascope film, was made.
1/24/1958 First international Film Festival started in Mumbai.
1/24/1966 Gulzarilal Nanda stepped down from the position of acting Prime Minister of India. He held his position till January 11, 1966 (Acting).
1/24/1966 Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India. She continued in this office till March 24, 1977, after winning the General Elections. She became the only second woman in modern history to head a government.
1/24/1966 Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, chairmain of Atomic Research Institute, passed away near Geneva when Air India Boeing 707 crashed in accident at Alps Hills, Mont Blanc in Switzerland killing all the 117 persons on board.
1/24/1976 Burmah Shell, a private oil company, was nationalised and renamed as Bharat Refineries.
1/24/1980 E. K. Nayanar forms Government in Kerala.
1/24/1980 J.S. Bawa became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 28/02/85).
1/24/1994 India sends six proposals to Pakistan to resolve bilateral problems.
1/24/1994 Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong arrives in New Delhi on a state visit.
1/24/1995 3,400 meter long tunnel at Barcem piercing through the Karmali Ghat in Canacona taluka on the Konkan railway route in Goa completed at an approximate cost of Rs. 50 million.
1/24/1995 Congress (I) suspends Arjun Singh from the party.
1/24/1996 H.K.L. Bhagat, senior Congress politician and former minister, arrested in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
1/24/1997 Public holiday in connection with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth centenary.
1/24/1997 Justice Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi and Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang appointed Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.
1/24/1999 The Orissa police arrest 47 persons in connection with the killing of the Australian missionary.
1/24/2000 Supreme Court imposes, with immediate effect, a ban on industries in Delhi and Haryana from discharging untreated industrial effluents into the Yamuna.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/26/1997Russia agrees to help India in developing a state-of-the-art integrated air defence system, even as the two agree to carry military cooperation into the 21st century during the visit of Prime Minister Deve Gowda.
9/26/1820Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (Banerji), great Indian educationist, social reformer, litterateur, father of Bengali prose and who gave the Bengalees their first Primer in 1855, was born in the village of Birsingha in Midnapore district of Bengal.
3/11/1975Battle between Marathas and Nizam at Kharda.
8/19/1947Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, died.
6/27/1838Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), famous novelist, ""the father of modern Indian fiction"" and writer of national song 'Vande Mataram', was borm at Katalpara near Naihati, West Bengal. Some of his writings are 'Anandmath' and 'Kapal Kundala'. He was among the first two Bengalee Graduates.
1/1/1989Dinkar Sakrikar, editor of monthly magzine 'Purva' and socialist, passed away.
12/8/1999Brij Bhupinder Singh alias Lalli, former Punjab Minister, was arrested on charges of fraud and disappropriation of public funds.
2/12/1932Roby James Francis D. Silva, great industrialist, artist and designer, was born at Bombay.
5/22/1996Ravi Shastri appointed UNICEF's national ambassador for children.
1/8/1995ONGC's oil rig blow out at Pasalapudi site in Andhra Pradesh.