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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/4/1898 Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan, Indian Scientist and Physicist-Philosopher, was born in Tamil Nadu.
12/4/1910 Amar Singh Ladha Nakum, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties), was born at Rajkot.
12/4/1910 Ramaswami Venkataraman, former President of India (1987-92), was born.
12/4/1910 Motilal, famous film actor, was born.
12/4/1919 Inderkumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, was born at Jhelum (Pakistan).
12/4/1661 Murad Baksh was executed on the charge of murdering Diwan Ali Nagi.
12/4/1796 Bajirao became the second Peshwa.
12/4/1829 Britain abolished ""sati"" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
12/4/1888 Romesh Chandra Majumdar, great Bengali historian, was born.
12/4/1894 Swami Brahmanand was born at Hamirpur district in UP. He joined freedom movement and participated in Salt Satyagraha, Non Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. He also established Brahmanand Inter College (1938), Brahmanand Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (1943) and Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya (1960).
12/4/1920 Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), was born in Jhansi, India.
12/4/1924 Gateway of India was inagurated by Lord Riding.
12/4/1940 Khurshid Novrojee, freedom fighter, was arrested for not giving prior intimation to go in tribal area. She had founded Gujarat, Kathiwad and Bombay Presidency ""Women Voluntary Amry"".
12/4/1959 Power Project was signed betwen India and Nepal, an agreement on the Gandak Irrigation.
12/4/1973 Mohan Rakesh, famous modern Hindi dramatist, novelist and story writer, passed away.
12/4/1977 Ajit Agarkar, promising Indian ODI all-rounder, was born.
12/4/1982 Asian Games at Delhi concluded.
12/4/1989 Hardeo Joshi replaces Shiv Charan Mathur as CM of Rajasthan.
12/4/1990 Maharashtra Gomantak Party withdraws support to Goa ministry led by Dr. Luis Proto Barbosa.
12/4/1991 Lok Sabha approves a vital bill seeking to bring sick public sector units within the purview of the BIFR.
12/4/1992 RBI devalues Rupee by 1.18% against the US dollar. India emerges overall champions with 10 golds; 8 silver and 14 bronzes in the 4th Asian Junior Athletic meet in New Delhi.
12/4/1993 Bahadur Prasad wins the second gold medal in 5000 m in Asian Track and Field meet in Manila.
12/4/1993 Mulayam Singh Yadav, takes over as CM of UP; Bhairon Singh Sekhawat of Congress sworn in as CM of Rajasthan.
12/4/1997 Lok Sabha was dissolved with immediate effect and new House was to be constituted by March 15 next.
12/4/1997 World Bank commits to Haryana a loan of $600 millions (about Rs. 2,350 crores) - largest single bank loan to any State.
12/4/1998 Christians across the country observe a protest day against the recent attacks on the community and its institutions.
12/4/1998 Sonia Gandhi said the Congress(I) was prepared to meet the challenge of contesting a mid-term poll if it was forced on the country. But it would not take any initiative to pull down the BJP-led coalition.
12/4/1998 Ilayaraja, nusic composer, selected for the Lata Mangeshkar award instituted by the Madhya Pradesh Government.
12/4/1999 A batch of 1,690 Indian soldiers leave for Sierra Leone to join the U.N. Mission to implement the peace accord.
12/4/1999 Uman J. Shah is sworn in West Bengal Governor.
12/4/2000 India deports TULF functionary-turned LTTE supporter M.K. Eelavendhan, a Chennai resident for over a decade.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/12/1913Yashvantrao Balvantrao Chavan, first Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
7/12/1920Siddharthacharry V, educationist and diplomat, was born at Mysore.
10/1/1998Anxiety in stock market after UTI's US-64 scheme is reported to have paid dividend, eating out of its capital.
5/23/1903Gemini Roy, famous Painter, joined Government School of Arts and Crafts at Calcutta.
7/10/2000Pete Sampras wins his 7th singles Wimbledon title and his 13th Grand Slam title overtaking Roy Emerson's 12 titles.
1/6/1818Dominion of Holkar in India are annexed with Rajput states and come under the British protection.
4/17/1983Rohini (RS-D2), placed in orbit, was used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload. Launched by the second developmental launch of SLV-3.
3/5/1922Ebrahim Suleman Maka, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests vs West Indies1952), was born at Daman.
1/14/1946Two jetties collapse in Ganges; 160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed.
10/14/1947Narsingh Chintaman Kelkar, great litterateur, politician and editor, died.