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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Sultan Ghiyasu'd-din Tughluq Shah, emperor of Delhi, passed away.
Pieter de Carpentier, flemish Governor General of Dutch East-Indies, was born.
2/19/1670 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha, was born.
2/19/1812 Congregational missionaries Adoniram Judson, 23, and his wife Ann, 22, first sailed from New England to Calcutta. (Judson eventually concentrated his labors in Burma).
2/19/1818 Bapu Gokhle, last General of Maratha kingdom, passed away.
2/19/1855 U. V. Swaminathan Iyyer, mahamahopadhyay Tamil author, was born.
2/19/1861 Rani Rashmoni, great nationalist, who compelled the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river, ingeniously blocking the trade and commerce on the part of Ganges, passed away.
2/19/1891 Amrita Bazaar Patrika became a daily newspaper.
2/19/1895 Munshi Newal Kishore, great social worker, educationist, nationalist, philanthropist and a pioneer industrialist, passed away at the age of 59.
2/19/1902 Pandit Lallu Ram appointed as Hindi Professor at Fort William College, Calcutta.
2/19/1911 Merle Oberon, film actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), was born in Calcutta, India.
2/19/1915 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, social reformer, political leader and freedom fighter, passed away.
2/19/1919 Arvind Gokhle, great Marathi story writer, was born.
2/19/1922 Beant Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab and politician, was born. He played a vital role in supressing terrorist activities in Punjab.
2/19/1949 Mass arrests of communists in India.
2/19/1956 Acharya Narendra Dev, the veteran freedom fighter, revolutionary, thinker and Chairman of PSP, passed away.
2/19/1974 Bombay High Oil stock was found in the sea near Mumbai.
2/19/1978 Pankaj Mallik, famous Bengali music director and playback singer, passed away. He was the singer of the famous Hindi song ""Piya Milan Ko Jaana"".
2/19/1986 Computerised railway ticket reservation system was introduced in New Delhi Railway station.
2/19/1992 A 12-member Congress (I) TUJS coalition ministry led by S. R. Burman sworn in Tripura.
2/19/1992 An all-time low turn out of about 30\% registered in the Punjab Assembly polls.
2/19/1992 The ruling Congress party wins local elections boycotted by Sikhs in Punjab.
2/19/1992 Shridhar Narayan Bendre, famous painter, passed away.
2/19/1993 German Chancellor Helmut Kohl receives the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding from the President.
2/19/1993 SC Jamir elected leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party in Nagaland.
2/19/1993 Salseng C. Marak sworn in as the Congress-I CM in Meghalaya.
2/19/1994 Chambal dacoit Phoolan Devi, the Bandit Queen, was freed on parole after 11 years of incarceration.
2/19/1994 IRBM Agni Missile test fired successfully for the third time.
2/19/1995 National Research Centre for Oil Palm(NRCOP), the only institute exclusively devoted to Oil Palm research in India, was established.
2/19/1996 Biennial elections to fill 39 Rajya Sabha seats in nine states.
2/19/1997 Massive blowout in ONGC oil field at Devarapally, A.P.
2/19/2000 18 people die following a fire on the Ferozepur-bound 2137-down Punjab Mail between Dushkeda and Savada stations near Bhusaval, about 433 km from Mumbai.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/22/1970Bandopadhyay Shardendu, modern Bengali poet, died.
7/10/1994Ramrao Raghoba Rane, Paramveer Chakra awardee, died.
2/25/2000The Supreme Court stays the Madras High Court order discharging the former Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo, Ms. Jayalalitha, from the two TANSI deal cases.
8/8/2000S.Nijalingappa (97), former Karnataka Chief Minister, died at his residence in Chitradurga.
12/1/1932A round-table conference on India fails to reach an agreement at London.
3/9/1914Hansaraj Rahbar, the unfolder of prominent personalities and dynamic writer, was born.
8/13/1953Durgabai Deshmukh became the founder Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board, which involved several voluntary organisations and workers carrying out programs like education, training and rehabilitation of needy women etc.
6/30/1928Kalyanji, famous music director, was born.
11/17/1973Mother Pondicherry, greatest teacher and religious leader, died.
8/17/1909Madanlal Dhingra, famous revolutionary, was hanged at Paintanville Jail for assassinating Wyle and Lal Kaka.