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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/25/1946 Bishan Singh Bedi, a former Indian cricketer was born.
9/25/1946 Vasco-de-Gama was the Last Viceroy of Portuguese, who ruled India.
9/25/1857 Lucknow relief by Havelock & Outram begins.
9/25/1899 Narhar Gangadhar Apte, great Hindi writer, was born at Satara.
9/25/1914 Devilal, former deputy Prime Minister of India and leader of farmers, was born.
9/25/1916 Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay, great litterateur, philosopher, social worker and first General Secretary of UP branch, was born at Dhankia village, Rajasthan.
9/25/1919 Rayat Educational Institute (Rayat Shikshan Sanstha) was established.
9/25/1922 Shri Nath Pai, freedom fighter, Barrister and Member of Parliament, was born in Konkan region of Maharashtra.
9/25/1927 Jagmohan Amirchand was born in Hafizabad (now in Pakistan).
9/25/1928 Madhavrao Gadkari, great litterateur and editor, was born.
9/25/1936 Juliet Prowse, actress (Who Killed Teddy Bear) and dancer, was born in Bombay, India.
9/25/1946 Bishan Singh Giansingh Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), was born in Amritsar. He received the Arjun Award (1969) and the Padmashree (1970).
9/25/1947 Kashmir accedes to Indian Union.
9/25/1954 14 Members of Parliament (MP) form a new party called the Union of Socialist Progress. Acharya Kripalani is the leader.
9/25/1962 Rajiv Ramesh Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), was born in Bombay.
9/25/1984 Indian Army withdraws from the Golden Temple; repair of Akal Takht complete.
9/25/1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab state elections.
9/25/1990 L. K. Advani, BJP President, starts his Somnath Temple, Ayodhya Rath Yathra.
9/25/1990 S. S. Chauhan, one of the students who had suffered severe burns while trying to immolate himself in protest against implementation of Mandal Commission Report, died.
9/25/1990 Sabyasachi Mukherji, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, aged 63, died in London.
9/25/1990 Prafull Chandra Sen, former Chief Minister of West Bengal and Gandhian leader, died in Calcutta. He was 94 years old.
9/25/1993 Soli Sorabji, 63, nominated as Prosecutor of the International War Crimes Court by UN Secretary General.
9/25/1997 BAI-IBC dispute resolved.
9/25/1997 India clinches the Red & White Latif Masters International Snooker title in Karachi.
9/25/1999 Eighth SAF Games inaugurated in Kathmandu.
9/25/2000 A Delhi Court dismisses applications of three of the 17 accused seeking dropping of proceedings against them in the sensational Coomar Narain espionage case which hit the headlines and rattled the Rajiv Gandhi Government in 1985.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/22/1999Punjab men, Railway women emerged National basketball champions in Jaipur.
1/4/1932Mahatma Gandhi and other members of his All-India National Congress are back in jail again. After the collapse of the London conference, British authorities cracked down even harder on Gandhi and his followers, and the Mahatma urged Indians to increase their acts of civil disobedience. ""Wake up from sleep,"" Gandhi said as he ordered a boycott of British goods. ""Discard foreign cloth. Discard narcotics. Discard violence. Defy all orders calculated to crush the national spirit."" The government declared Gandhi's Congress an illegal organization. Under new laws, even peaceful picketing is illegal. The Congress party responded to the crackdown by recruiting more followers and striking more plants.
3/29/1952India enters into a war with Japan.
1/10/1908Gandhiji adopts word, ""Satyagraha"" in place of ""Passive Resistance"". Sentenced to two months' imprisonment for failure to leave Transvaal.
11/28/2000Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Communications Minister, launches his political outfit 'Janashakti' at a rally in New Delhi.
12/27/1998Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen unveils his plans to set up a charity trust with the award money for development of education and health in India and Bangladesh.
11/30/1994Mrinalini Desai, freedom fighter and famous litterateur, died.
6/23/2000Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath gets Amnesty International Global award for human rights journalism..
2/20/1868Sisir Kumar, Basanta Kumar and Hemanta Kumar, three brothers, first published the 'Amrita Bazar Partika', a weekly issue in Bengali.
12/12/1955The President promulgated an ordinance providing the usage of Hindi with English for official purposes of Indian Union. B.G. Kher Commission (under article 344(I) of the Constitution) constituted. Hindi Teaching Scheme was introduced under Ministry of Home Affairs.