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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
09/30/1207 Rumi, famous Muslim Sufi poet, was born.
09/30/1687 Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
09/30/1881 Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, was born at Kanadukattam, Tamil Nadu.
09/30/1894 Rangnath Ramchandra Diwakar, Gandhian leader, was born.
09/30/1900 Mohommad Ali Chhagla, former central minister, was born.
09/30/1908 Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
09/30/1916 Jagan Nath Bhardwaj, social worker and trade unionist, was born at Chartgarh, H.P.
09/30/1922 Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, great historian and author, was born at Domeli village (Punjab).
09/30/1943 Ramanand Chattopadhyay, famous author and journalist, died.
09/30/1961 Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit, occasional Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's), was born in Bombay.
09/30/1963 The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan's motives.
09/30/1972 Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir.
09/30/1981 Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
09/30/1989 INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
09/30/1990 Former Dy PM Devilal submits his letter of resignation.
09/30/1992 Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
09/30/1996 Centre gives its consent to Tamil Nadu government's decision to rename Madras as Chennai.
09/30/1996 Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Sri Lankan social scientist, received the Gandhi Peace Prize 1996.
09/30/1996 PVN Rao, who was to appear in court in the Pathak cheating case, gets a reprieve
09/30/1996 Phase I assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
09/30/1997 24th Stock Exchange of India set up at Trivandrum.
09/30/1997 At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
09/30/1997 Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
09/30/1999 India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
09/30/1999 Hindi writer Prof. Prem Shankar and Tamil scholar Ashokamitran selected for K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowships in comparative Indian literature.
09/30/1999 A B Vajpayee, Prime Minister, calls upon the people at an election campaign in Lucknow to give him a five-year term.
09/30/2000 Gen. S. Padmanabhan takes over as the new Chief of the Army Staff from Gen. V. P. Malik.
09/30/2000 India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
09/30/2000 The Government appoints Dr. D.P.S. Seth as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.


Other Historical Dates and Events
03/13/1971Fifth General Election of India ends.
04/22/1942The Telecommunication Training Centre was established at Jabalpur.
01/16/1996Union Cabinet Minister V.C. Shukla, Balram Jhakar, Madhavrao Scindia, and others including BJP President L.K. Advani, Arjun Singh and Devi Lal chargesheeted in the multi-crore Jain `Hawala' case. CBI seeks sanction to prosecute them. L.K. Advani resigns from Lok Sabha membership.
12/22/1975Vishnupant Purshottam Bhagwat, editor, publisher and printer of monthly magzine ""Satyakatha"", d
01/14/1946Two jetties collapse in Ganges; 160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed.
03/21/1996PSLV-D3 launched successfully.
06/29/1757Mir Zafar was installed on the throne as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orrisa from Murshidabad.
08/21/1978Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
12/21/1956The Hindu Adoption Sub-Act 1956 was accepted.
01/04/1940Shrikant Sinkar, famous Marathi novelist, was born.