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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/24/1206 Qutubu'd-din Aibak (1206-1210) was crowned at Lahore after the death of Muhammad of Ghuri. He was originally a slave of Turkestan. As he started his career as a slave, the dynasty founded by him in India is known as ""Slave Dynasty"". The construction of Qutabminar was started during his regime. Since he was very generous, the people called him ""Lakh Baksh"".
07/24/1783 Simon Bolivar, great dynamic leader and social reformer, was born at Carcas.
07/24/1837 Kanishta, son of Samajya Laxshmi, was killed.
07/24/1911 Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, was born.
07/24/1932 Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.
07/24/1932 Madhukar Devram Toradmal, famous actor and playwright, was born.
07/24/1985 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sikh leader Sant Harchand Singh Longowal of Akali Dal signed a peace contract known as 'Punjab Accord' thus ending the four-year agitation in Punjab.
07/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in Lok Sabha resign on the issue of C & AG report on Bofors gun deal.
07/24/1991 Industrial licensing scrapped.
07/24/1991 Union budget imposes all-round price hike.
07/24/1992 Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
07/24/1993 Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
07/24/1994 Bodo kills 37 moslems in Bashbari, North Eastern India.
07/24/1996 Govt. decides to raise the ceiling on the maximum amount of retirement/death gratuity from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
07/24/1997 Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
07/24/1997 Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
07/24/1998 India signs a deal with Russia for purchasing the aircraft-carrier.
07/24/1999 Om Prakash Chautala is sworn in the Chief Minister of Haryana, and will seek trust vote on July 27.
07/24/1999 Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
07/24/2000 S. Vijayalakshmi becomes the first Indian woman Grandmaster in the International Grandmasters chess tournament held in Hyderabad.
07/24/2000 The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/25/1999Fixed term for Lok Sabha, Assemblies is under study, said President K R Narayanan in his address to a joint session of Parliament.
12/03/1971Third Pakistani aggression begins with air attacks on airports in the western sector; emergency declared.
07/05/1981Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of ¦(pie) from memory.
01/11/1991Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (1896-1995).
04/23/1987Supreme Court in a judgement confers Hindu widows absolute ownership of property under Hindu Succession Act 1956.
01/09/1919Theophane A. Mathias, educationist, was born.
07/23/1933Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
08/02/1988The Supreme Court confirmed death sentence on Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh in Indira Gandhi murder case.
09/22/1891Gangopadhyay Taraknath, famous novelist in Bengal, passed away.
06/24/1974India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins.