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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
04/15/1658 Raja Jaswant Singh was defeated at Dharmat. He was sent by Shahjahan and Dara Shukoh to resist Aurangzeb's advance towards Agra.
04/15/1794 Moropant Paradkar, great poet of Marathi in Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
04/15/1874 Tryambak Sitaram Karkhanis, founder of `Maharashtra Natak Mandali', was born.
04/15/1883 Narhar Raghunath Phatak, famous journalist and historian, was born.
04/15/1890 Gaganvihari Lalubhai Mehta, famous Indian economist, politician and journalist, was born.
04/15/1895 Bal Gangadhar Tilak inagurated the Shivaji Mahotsav at Raigad Fort.
04/15/1901 Balakrishna Janardan Mohoni, cricket Test Umpire for 11 Tests from 1948-57, was born in Maharashtra.
04/15/1919 Arjan Singh, Air Chief Marshal and Padma Vibhushan, DFC, was born in Lyalpur.
04/15/1919 British troops kill 400 Indians, who were demonstrating against the British rule at Amritsar for the forced marshall law on Punjab.
04/15/1926 Gurvel Singh Pannu, famous Hindi writer, was born in Lauhka, Punjab.
04/15/1927 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, was born.
04/15/1932 Suresh Shridhar Bhat, famous poet, was born.
04/15/1938 Madhurima. Ch, educationist and artist, was born in Begusarai, Bihar .
04/15/1942 George VI awards the George Cross to the people of Malta.
04/15/1946 The Kangla Tongbi war memorial built for 221 members Advance Base Depot, who laid down their lives to repulse several waves of Japanese attacks, was erected near a village named Kangla Tongbi at Mile 8 on the Imphal - Dimapur road. It was originally erected from local stone and the main epitaph displayed above is of black Naga stone.
04/15/1946 Triumphant over flesh and pain they passed away our day of peace to Cain. The original memorial was erected from local stone and the main epitaph displayed above is of black Naga stone.
04/15/1947 The new Indian Parliament appeals for non-violence.
04/15/1947 Issues with Jinnah a joint appeal for communal peace.
04/15/1948 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh was created by the merger of some 30 small ruling states.
04/15/1948 Purushottamdas Tandon was honoured with the title of 'Rajashri' at a huge rally by Devaraha Baba. He was awarded the Prestigious 'Bharat Ratna' award.
04/15/1950 Acharya Vinoba Bhave requested to the villagers of Panchampalli Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to give 80 acres of land, and with this he had started his 'Bhudan Andolan'.
04/15/1956 A combined army and police action against well armed Naga rebels.
04/15/1962 S. S. Khera was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 18-11-1964.
04/15/1963 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler), was born in Ghaziabad.
04/15/1975 India recognises the Sihanouk Government in Cambodia.
04/15/1975 Janata Party's `People's March' to Parliament.
04/15/1976 India announces it will send an envoy to Peking, first time in 15 years.
04/15/1980 Six more private sector banks nationalized.
04/15/1984 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab, India.
04/15/1992 Union Carbide decides to sell its holdings in India to raise upto $ 17 million for a hospital in Bhopal.
04/15/1992 D. T. Lakdawala, former member of Planning Commission, passed away.
04/15/1994 India signed `GAT' agreement.
04/15/1996 Shyam Benegal's film ""The Making of a Mahatma"" released in South Africa.
04/15/1997 Interest rate on domestic term deposits brought down from 10 to nine per cent by RBI.
04/15/1998 Punjab men and Railways women emerge champions in the National Volleyball League in Patna.
04/15/2000 Baichung Bhutia became the first Asian-player to score a goal in the professional English game.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/07/1685Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company, was born.
01/18/1978Shri Bhim Sen Sachar, freedom fighter, leader and Chief Minister of Punjab, passed away.
01/03/1997Jayalalitha, former Tamil Nadu CM, inprisoned for 27 days, released on bail.
11/29/1959Govind Sakharam Serdesai, Jagirdar Raobahadur, passed away.
06/29/1997Anand wins Frankfurt chess classic '97 title in Germany.
11/01/1996K.L. Chugh and J.N. Sapru, former chairmen of ITC, remanded to custody in connection with FERA violation case.
10/11/1902Loknayak Jayprakash Harsudayal Narayan, veteran socialist leader, was born at Sitabdiara village (border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) in Bihar. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on Dec. 23, 1998 and played a key role in formation of Janta Party which defeated Indian National Congress for the first time.
07/27/1889Branch of Indian National Congress, 'British India Committee' , was established under the leadership of Dadabhai Navroji.
02/10/1921Wilhelm Conrad Von Roentgen, professor and nobel prize winner, passed away.
09/06/1657Shahjahan fell ill. His four sons Dara Shikoh, Suja, Aurangzeb and Murad advanced towards Delhi to capture the throne.