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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Chokhoba passed away.
Maharana Pratap, great revolutionary, soldier and freedom fighter, was born.
5/9/1753 Maharaja Surajmal attack on Delhi.
5/9/1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
5/9/1874 First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.
5/9/1907 Two thousand dacoits riot in eastern Bengal.
5/9/1908 Arkalgudun Krishnarao, Kannad writer, was born.
5/9/1917 Fighting breaks out at Kharkwasta in the north-west frontier of India.
5/9/1919 Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.
5/9/1933 Gandhiji announced suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement for six weeks and called on the Government to withdraw its Ordinances.
5/9/1959 Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.
5/9/1981 Pandit Sundarlal, great revolutionary and writer of 'Bharat Mein Angreji Raj', passed away.
5/9/1981 Durga Bai Deshmukh passed away at Hyderabad. She was a social reformer, freedom fighter, planner, administrator, educationist and parliamentarian. She worked for peace, social welfare and for betterment of the downtrodden.
5/9/1992 Killer brew claims 175 lives in Orissa, Excise Minister Prasanna Kumar Acharya resigns.
5/9/1992 Madhu Sapre, Miss India, is crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
5/9/1992 M. J. Pherwani, National Housing Bank Chairman, resigns following his bank's involvement in the Security scandal.
5/9/1993 S. Mulgaokar, 82, journalist, passed away.
5/9/1995 Militants set Charar township on fire in the vicinity of the Charar-e-Sherif shrine. More than 1,000 houses burnt.
5/9/1995 Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.
5/9/1995 Abha Gandhi, servant to Mahatma Gandhi, passed away. He was 68 years.
5/9/1996 LDF wins 80 sets and UDF 59 in Kerala elections .
5/9/1996 Kerala CM A.K. Antony resigns.
5/9/1996 J. Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu CM, resigns.
5/9/1997 Hareesh Khandelwal, an accused in the fodder scam, commits suicide by jumping before a train at Dhanbad in Bihar.
5/9/1997 At least 71 persons were killed and nine injured when a truck carrying a marriage party plunges into gorge near Gasota in Hamerpur district of Himachal Pradesh.
5/9/1998 Kirit Raval is appointed Solicitor-General of India.
5/9/1998 Playback singer Talat Mehmood, 75, passed away in Mumbai.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/1/1961First passenger Plane flight AVRO HS748.
6/20/1997Basu Bhattacharya (65), film-maker, died in Mumbai.
11/5/1999The CBI arrests the Bihar Road Construction Minister Illiyas Hussain and conducts raids in the Bitumen scam case.
7/10/1997Malleswari earns India's first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship in Beijing.
5/2/1998The Indian Army at Bandipura market captured 10.5 Kg Charas.
12/8/1985The first summit was held at Dhaka. (7 0r 8).
5/26/1906Benjamin Peary Pal, internationally famous scientist of Indian agriculture, was born at Mukundpur, Punjab. In 1929, he went to Cambridge to do research on wheat and he returned to Burma with a Ph.D. five years later. In 1933, he got a research job with what is now known as the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. In 1965, Pal became Director General of the newly founded Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi. He has written several books on roses, the most popular being ""The Rose in India"".
2/5/1924Gandhiji was released after operated on for appendicitis in Sassoon Hospital, Poona.
12/31/1923Vishnu Dayal Jhunjhunwala, great industrialist, was born at Kanpur.
10/25/1971National Science and Technology Committee established.