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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Babur came to India , and conquered it through Sindh in his fifth attempt.
11/17/1835 James Todd, researcher and writer of Rajput history, passed away.
11/17/1857 Sir Colin Campbell, British Army Officer, managed to supress Indian Mutiny sepoys at Lucknow.
11/17/1915 Vishnu Gopal Pingle was hanged for revolting against the Indian Army in Talegaon prison of Pune.
11/17/1921 Princes of Wales came to India.
11/17/1925 Jemini Ganesh, film actor, was born.
11/17/1928 Lala Lajpat Rai died in Lahore after being seriously wounded in the barbarous lathi charge of 30th October. He is referred as the ""Lion of Punjab"" or ""Punjab Kesari"" and is remembered as freedom fighter, nationalist, educationist, lawyer, thinker, writer, social reformer, orator and a passionate fighter for the revival of the ancient Indian culture and
11/17/1932 The Third Round Table Conference began in London. It was not attended by the Congress as the real Indian participation in the making of the constitution was negligible. Since Gandhi was in prison because of his civil disobedience movement he could not attend it either. This conference ended on 24th November 1932 without achieving anything.
11/17/1935 Deodhar Gopal Krishna, great social worker and architect of ""Seva Sadan"" (Pune), passed away.
11/17/1947 Rajendra Prasad elected the President of Indian National Congress.
11/17/1948 Despite the scepticism on the part of the US and British advisers concerning the feasibility of the scheme, the first half-dozen HAL-reconditioned B-24s were ready by November 1948 and, on the 17th of that month, No. 5 Squadron was formed with these heavy bombers.
11/17/1953 Sadanand Swaminathan, famous journalist, passed away.
11/17/1966 India's beauty queen Rita Faria was crowned as 'Miss World' in World Beauty contest held in London. She was a medical student.
11/17/1973 Mother Pondicherry, greatest teacher and religious leader, died.
11/17/1986 SAARC Summit at Bangalore decides to set up permanent secretariat at Kathmandu; India elected new Chairman.
11/17/1991 Narasimha Rao, PM, wins by-election in Nandyal with a record margin of 5,80,297 votes.
11/17/1991 Sharad Pawar wins in Baramati.
11/17/1994 North Eastern Council decides to include Sikkim in the Council.
11/17/1994 Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Punjabi poet, wins Saraswati Samman.
11/17/1999 41 more ministers are inducted into the Ram Prakash Gupta Ministry in Uttar Pradesh taking the strength of the ministry to 91.
11/17/1999 India beats New Zealand by seven wickets to win the one-day cricket series in New Delhi. Saurav Ganguly adjudged the 'man of the match' and 'man of the series'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/2/1999Ban orders in Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
7/9/1996A Delhi court summoned former Prime Minister Narsimha Rao to face trial as an accused in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case in which godman Chandraswami was already facing trial.
10/23/1997Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka set deadline upto 31st October for sandalwood smuggler Veerappan to surrender.
12/10/1952World's first official Family Planning programme launched in India.
1/1/1991Bhanu Pratap Singh, Karnataka Governor, resigns. Goa governor Khurshid Alam Khan appointed in his place.
1/24/19953,400 meter long tunnel at Barcem piercing through the Karmali Ghat in Canacona taluka on the Konkan railway route in Goa completed at an approximate cost of Rs. 50 million.
7/25/1970Pillai A. Thanu, former Chief Minister of Kerala, passed away.
6/11/1996Narasimha Rao's name figures in fresh FIR on bribing JMM MPs case.
5/29/1972Prithviraj Kapoor, famous film actor, passed away.
2/5/2000A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, defends the Gujarat Government's order lifting the ban on Government employees from participating in RSS activities.