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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/12/1621 Guru Teg Bahadur Singh, Sikh Guru, was born.
4/12/1752 Agreement to save the king between Shinde and Holkar.
4/12/1799 The Church Missionary Society was organized in London under the original name of the Society for Missions in Africa and the East. This Anglican missions agency currently works in fields located in Africa, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran and Palestine.
4/12/1801 William Carey fort was appointed the Professor of Bengali Language in fort at William College, Calcutta.
4/12/1801 Ranjit Singh proclaimed himself Maharaja of Punjab.
4/12/1871 Gangadhar Balkrishna Deshpande, editor in modern era and dictionary creator, was born.
4/12/1873 Kumaran Asan, famous Malyalam poet and social reformer, was born at Kayikkara, Kerala.
4/12/1912 Kirpal Singh Narang, social reformer and educationist, was born at Amritsar (Punjab).
4/12/1913 Gandhiji in Indian Opinion draws attention to new Immigration Bill's failure to fulfil terms of Provisional Settlement of 1911. Kasturba decides to join Passive Resistance struggle.
4/12/1917 Mulvantrai Himatlal Mankad better known as ""Vinoo Mankad"", cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), was born at Jamnagar.
4/12/1936 Nehru urges Socialism for India.
4/12/1942 Nehru pledges 'no surrender' to the Axis despite the rejection of Britain's plans at New Delhi.
4/12/1967 Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 24/02/1968.
4/12/1967 U. Thant,UN Secretary General, receives the first Nehru Award for international understanding.
4/12/1976 India set 403 to win against the West Indies.
4/12/1978 After several state victories, Congress party-I (for Indira) is recognized as official opposition.
4/12/1978 India's first double decker train was started between Victoria Terminus (CST) and Pune which beared the name as ""Janta Express"", which is now known under the name of Shivaji's fort as ""Singhgarh Express"".
4/12/1983 Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi' wins 8 Oscars.
4/12/1987 V. P. Singh resigns as Defence Minister of India, K. C. Pant appointed in his place.
4/12/1991 Lok Sabha elections announced for May 20, 23, 26; Punjab Assam, J&K polls deferred.
4/12/1992 M. Basavapunniah (77),Communist leader, passed away.
4/12/1992 The 350-tonne Buddha statue salvaged from the Hussain Sagar where it had sunk in 1990.
4/12/1993 Indian ship MV Vishva-Mohini sinks off Spain, 33 killed.
4/12/1997 Maharashtra assembly adopts bill banning interviews for admitting students to pre-primary schools.
4/12/2000 Ban on LTTE for two more years from May 14, says the Union Home Minister L. K. Advani.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/12/2000Firuz Shah Tughluq(1351-88), nephew of Muhammad Tughluq, succeded as emperor of Delhi.
4/15/1874Tryambak Sitaram Karkhanis, founder of `Maharashtra Natak Mandali', was born.
2/2/1921Mukundrao Kirloskar was born.
2/21/1878Mother-Pondicherry, greatest world teacher, was born in Paris.
11/18/1972Tiger was adopted as India's 'National Animal'
7/31/1940Udham Singh, fiery revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by the British Government in the Pantone Villa Jail, London.
9/18/2000Prasar Bharati issues a notification making it compulsory for cable operators to telecast regional channels of Doordarshan on prime band, in addition to DD-1 and DD-2, in their respective states.
5/25/1961Woorkeri Venkar Raman, left-hand batsman and slow-spin bowler, was born in Madras.
6/22/1948Emperor of India title was deleted from His Majesty the King of United Kingdom's titles.
6/20/1916Sreemati Nathibai Damodher Thackersey (SNDT) Indian Women' s University, first women's and the fifth Indian University, was established in Pune by D.K. Karve.