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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/28/1907 Purohit Dingambar Vinayak (Nanasaheb), leader in Maharashtra, was born.
5/28/1907 Khidr Khan Syed, Governor of Lahore, replaced Daulat Khan Lodi on Delhi's throne.
5/28/1883 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ""Veer Savarkar"", great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasik.
5/28/1895 Bagal Bhai Madhavrao Khanderao, freedom fighter, author and painter, was born.
5/28/1903 Shantanu L. Kirloskar, great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).
5/28/1923 Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, film star, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and founder of Telgu Desam Party, was born. He has acted in many films including 'Patal Bhairavi'.
5/28/1925 Awadh Kishore Narain, educationist, was born.
5/28/1930 Bhagwaticharan Vohra, great revolutionary freedom fighter, died near the banks of Ravi river during a bomb testing.
5/28/1950 Bhagwaticharan, great revolutionary, passed away.
5/28/1963 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India).
5/28/1964 A slow-moving funeral cortege containing the body of Jawaharlal Nehru inched through the streets of New Delhi today. A million and a half Indians lined the route to pay final respects to their beloved leader.
5/28/1965 Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India kills 400.
5/28/1966 B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 21-02-1973.
5/28/1968 Bhagwan Gopinathji Bhan, was a mystic saint of early 20th century Kashmir in India. He has been called a ""jivanmukta"" (liberated soul) or ""Aghoreshwar"" and his spiritual state has been described as ""Shambhavi Avastha"" (state of Shiva), died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense "Sadhana". His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar in his name.
5/28/1970 All India Trade Union Congress was divided.
5/28/1972 Edward VIII, King of Great Britain/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936), passed away at the age of 77.
5/28/1978 The kiss comes to the Hindi screen in 'Love Sublime,' and is seen as a sign of what the govt. calls greater 'creative freedom,' after Indira Gandhi's authoritarian rule at Bombay.
5/28/1988 The first Cultural Exchange Programme was signed between India and China.
5/28/1989 Kerala diocese of Marathakavalli was the first Christian priest in India.
5/28/1992 Indo-US naval exercises begin.
5/28/1996 13-day-old BJP-led minority coalition govt. headed by A.B. Vajpayee quits at the end of a two-day debate on a motion of confidence.
5/28/1996 BJP Govt. incapable of assembling a majority after two weeks. A left-wing coalition takes over headed by new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal leader and United Front coalition government. He held this office till 12 April 1997.
5/28/1997 Former Union Ministers Arjun Singh, N.D. Tiwari, R.K. Dhawan and Madhavrao Scindia discharged in the Jain hawala case by special judge V.B. Gupta.
5/28/1998 India takes retaliatory measures against Australia for its unilateral action.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/4/1984Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian Astronaut to go in space from Baikanaur aboard Soviet Space Craft 'Soyuz 11' and revolved around the earth.
3/21/1997Geet Sethi regains Gold Flake Open billiards in Chennai.
6/26/1954Nehru, Chou En-lai pledge good-neighbor policy at New Delhi.
10/12/1991Sonia Gandhi declineed to contest from Amethi.
2/24/1988Prithvi, India's first Indigenously designed surface-to-surface tactical missile of 250km, was successfully test fired from Sriharikota. India becomes the fifth country to develop such a missile.
1/24/1966Dr. 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.
12/27/1990DMK led Pondicherry ministry, headed by D. Ramachandran, resigns following loss of majority.
4/27/1748Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor, passed away and was succeeded by his son Ahmad Shah.
1/15/1971Dinanath Damodar Dalal, great artist, passed away.
5/10/1910Robert Koch, nobel laureate, died of an heart attack.