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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar, great Mughal Emperor, won Kabul.
8/10/1755 Narayanrao Peshwa was born.
8/10/1758 Marathas won the Atak.
8/10/1855 Alladiya Khan, famous singer of Kolhapur court, was born.
8/10/1860 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, the great architect of the renaissance of Hindustani music and who played a vital role in giving re-birth to North Indian classical music, was born at Balukeshwar, Maharashtra.
8/10/1894 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, the fourth former President of India, was born at Berhampur in Orissa. He was one of the patriarchs of Trade Union Movement of India.
8/10/1901 Narayan Pillai Gopala Pillai, great poet and educationist, was born in Quilon, Kerala.
8/10/1904 Japanese troups were defeated by the Russian Amry at Port Aurther.
8/10/1905 Sundarji Gokuldas Betard, modern Gujrathi poet, was born.
8/10/1927 Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu, first Indian astronomer, litterateur and Urdu poet, was born at Madras.
8/10/1930 In the 'Gandhi Cap Case' in Guntur, the magistrate prohibits wearing of Gandhi caps within a five-mile radius of the town.
8/10/1942 Manju Bala Patil was shot on the road at Mumbai by the British Police.
8/10/1948 Atomic Energy Commission established.
8/10/1963 The Kamraj Plan.
8/10/1979 Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian Space launch vehicle, failed to be placed in orbit.
8/10/1982 Memorial of 201 martyrs from Maharashtra inaugurated.
8/10/1986 Gen. A.S. Vaidya, who was Chief of Army Staff, at the time of 'Operation Blue Star', was shot dead at Pune.
8/10/1988 Ramakrishna Hegde resigns as CM of Karnataka on moral grounds in connection with phone tapping issue.
8/10/1989 Panchayatraj' and 'Nagarpalika' bills were passed in Parliament's Lok Sabha.
8/10/1991 Delhi airport police foils an attempt by a Saudi national to smuggle out a minor girl named Ameena.
8/10/1992 Ram Niwas Mirdha appointed Chairman of the JPC on scam.
8/10/1992 P. P. Thorat, retired Lt and General, died.
8/10/1993 Election Commission withdrew controversial order. By-polls to be held before 10.
8/10/1993 Narayan Keshav Upasni, famous educationist, passed away.
8/10/1994 President's rule in J&K extended for another 6 months beginning 3rd Sept.
8/10/1995 Harishankar Parsai, famous Hindi litterateur, passed away.
8/10/1998 Sri Bhuteshanandji Maharaj, 97, president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, died in Calcutta.
8/10/2000 Arjuna Ranatunga, former Sri Lankan cricket captain, retires from international cricket.
8/10/2000 Parliament approves the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to create a hilly state of Uttaranchal.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/13/1999The Railways announces concessions for senior citizens, students upto Class X and the poor.
2/1/2000The Centre decides to place almost all items under the automatic approval route for foreign direct investment and NRI and OCB investments.
10/3/2000Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee buys peace with the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee by agreeing to a partial rollback of the hike in prices of petroleum products.
8/25/1965Indian troops cross the Kashmir ceasefire line pursuing Pakistani infiltrators.
12/3/1970Rajendra Agriculture University established at Bihar.
7/10/1972Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24 people in Chandka Forest, India.
2/17/1618First English Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe returned to England after meeting Emperor Jahangir in his court.
7/25/1958Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, inaugurated.
5/28/199613-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.
6/3/1865George V, King of England (1910-36), was born.