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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Taimurlang passed away.
1/19/1697 Maharana Pratap, the founder of Mewad and eminent personality, passed away.
1/19/1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company.
1/19/1855 G. Subramaniam Iyer, active worker of Indian National Congress since its establishment, was born.
1/19/1892 Chintaman Vinayak Joshi, famous Marathi comedy writer, was born.
1/19/1905 Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali writer and thinker, passed away.
1/19/1907 Mohammad Ali Mirza was crowned as the ""Shah-E-Iran"" in a grand function held in Royal Palace, Tehran. This coronation was performed on the precious throne ""Thakt-E-Taus"" which was made by Emperor Shahjahan, and was taken away from India during the invasion of Nadir Shah in 1738 AD.
1/19/1910 Vinayak Damodar Karnaki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, was born.
1/19/1919 Dharam Singh, field hockey player for Indian Team at Olympics-1964-Gold Winner, was born.
1/19/1919 Omprakash Mehra, former Indian Air Chief Marshal and former Governor of Maharashtra, was born.
1/19/1931 The first Round Table Conference held in London ended. This conference was attended by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar also.
1/19/1932 Balgovind Jaiswal, educationist and author, was born at Mhow.
1/19/1948 India and Pakistan accept U.N. mediation in New York.
1/19/1951 Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkarbappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, passed away.
1/19/1960 Ramchandra Gopal (Dadasaheb Torne), famous film director, passed away.
1/19/1963 Kuladhor Chaliha, one of the pioneer Congress leaders of Assam, passed away.
1/19/1966 Indira Gandhi elected leader of the Congress party to succeed the late Lal Bahadur Shastri as the third Prime Minister of India. She pledged to follow path of Non-Alignment in worlds affairs.
1/19/1976 C. V. Bawdekar, famous journalist, died.
1/19/1977 World's largest crowd--12.7 million--gather for Indian religious festival 'Kumbh Mela'.
1/19/1982 Mizo National Front and allied organizations declared illegal.
1/19/1982 Bombay High Court finds allegations against Chief Minister A. R. Antulay justified. Antulay resigns.
1/19/1985 Dr. P. C. Alexander, principal secretary to the PM, quits following the arrest of three aides in an espionage case.
1/19/1987 Narain Dutt Ojha made some sort of a record at the residence of the Chief Justice of India when he was sworn in as a Judge of Supreme Court at 10.00 p.m.
1/19/1990 Mr. Jagmohan takes over the administration in J&K as the new Governor after CM Farukh Abdulla resigns.
1/19/1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ""Osho"", Indian free love guru, modern mystic and controversial cult figure, died in Pune at the age of 58 years. He will be remembered as a great orator and for founding of Rajnishpuram in USA.
1/19/1992 Manvendra Mukherji, famous singer and music director, passed away.
1/19/1994 CM decide to request Chief Election Commission to implement the photo identity card scheme in phases.
1/19/1995 Prof. Armaity Desai, eminent Sociologist, appointed the new UGC Chairperson.
1/19/1995 Goa Cong (I) government led by Pratap Singh Rane gets absolute majority when 4-members of MGP merged with Congress.
1/19/1996 Upendranath 'Ashk', noted Hindi literary figure known for his disputed writings, passed away.
1/19/1997 Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad arrives in India on a 4-day visit.
1/19/1997 Air India triumphs in the National Women's Cricket championship in Calcutta.
1/19/1997 Bengal wins Santosh Trophy National Football championship in Jabalpur.
1/19/2000 M.A. Chidambaram (81), leading industrialist and chairman of the MAC Group, died in Chennai.
1/19/2000 Railways retains the Lady Ratan Trophy Women's National Hockey championship.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/21/1835Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
6/16/1934M. Muthuraman, noted Hindi writer and professor, was born at Dindigul in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
12/28/1931The second round of a British-Indian conference on the political future of India collapsed in disagreement over demands by Indian nationalists for complete independence. The British government had seemed willing to grant a limited dominion status. But Mahatma Gandhi, who had come to the conference to present the demands of the All-India Nationalist Congress, refused to accept anything less than complete independence. The breakdown of the talks set off a new round of disorders, Gandhi was greeted by rioting in the streets of Bombay between upper-caste Hindu members of the Congress party and ""untouchable"" caste members who had turned against him.
2/21/1991Opposition boycotts the President's address as a protest against the dismissal of Tamil Nadu government.
1/15/1998Gulzari Lal Nanda, Gandhian freedom fighter and twice acting Prime Minister in 1964 and 1966, died in Ahmedabad at the age of 100 years.
11/6/1988The graduated use of force finally compelled the rebels to surrender and the personnel of Godavari then took over. When psychological pressure did not succeed, warning shots were fired by both the naval ships.
3/27/1898Syed Ahmad Khan, great social reformer, educationist, journalist, leader and one of the most eminent builders of Modern India, passed away at Aligarh.
8/23/1994Arati Gupta (Saha) succumbed to an incurable jaundice. (29-9-99).
9/8/1947There was little time to celebrate independence in India and Pakistan as large parts of the dominions were paralyzed with fear. Mobs ran wild as Muslims and Hindus battled to death and turned streets into rivers of blood.
8/16/1965Indian troops cross Kashmir line, seizes two Pakistani outposts.