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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Humayun died at Delhi. Two days earlier he had slipped on the staircase of a library being constructed at the Old Fort.
1/24/1826 Gnanendra Mohan Tagore, first Indian barrister, was born in Calcutta.
1/24/1857 Calcutta University established.
1/24/1870 Muddan, famous Kannad poet and novelist, was born.
1/24/1921 T. N. Raina, former Army Chief and High Commissioner of Canada, was born.
1/24/1924 Karpoori Thakur ""Jan Nayak"", freedom fighter, teacher and national president of Samyukta Socialist Party, was born in village Samastipur, District Bihar.
1/24/1937 Gandhi announces that he will retire from politics.
1/24/1948 Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*).
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected to become the first President of India and 'Jana Gana Mana....' was accepted as the National Anthem of the country.
1/24/1951 Nehru assails US. demand for UN to name Peking as aggressor in Korea, New Delhi.
1/24/1952 The first International Film Festival of India held in Bombay, this event had a great impact on Indian Cinema.
1/24/1957 Kagaz Ke Phool, the first Indian black and white cinemascope film, was made.
1/24/1958 First international Film Festival started in Mumbai.
1/24/1966 Gulzarilal Nanda stepped down from the position of acting Prime Minister of India. He held his position till January 11, 1966 (Acting).
1/24/1966 Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India. She continued in this office till March 24, 1977, after winning the General Elections. She became the only second woman in modern history to head a government.
1/24/1966 Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, chairmain of Atomic Research Institute, passed away near Geneva when Air India Boeing 707 crashed in accident at Alps Hills, Mont Blanc in Switzerland killing all the 117 persons on board.
1/24/1976 Burmah Shell, a private oil company, was nationalised and renamed as Bharat Refineries.
1/24/1980 E. K. Nayanar forms Government in Kerala.
1/24/1980 J.S. Bawa became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 28/02/85).
1/24/1994 India sends six proposals to Pakistan to resolve bilateral problems.
1/24/1994 Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong arrives in New Delhi on a state visit.
1/24/1995 3,400 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.
1/24/1995 Congress (I) suspends Arjun Singh from the party.
1/24/1996 H.K.L. Bhagat, senior Congress politician and former minister, arrested in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
1/24/1997 Public holiday in connection with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth centenary.
1/24/1997 Justice Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi and Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang appointed Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.
1/24/1999 The Orissa police arrest 47 persons in connection with the killing of the Australian missionary.
1/24/2000 Supreme Court imposes, with immediate effect, a ban on industries in Delhi and Haryana from discharging untreated industrial effluents into the Yamuna.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/24/2000Sher Shah Sur died. He was fatally wounded in an explosion on Kalanjara fort while preparing for an attack. He introduced the new silver rupee-coin ""Rupiya"" based on ratio of 40 copper coin pieces (paisa) per rupee and built several roads including the longest road of India known as Grand Trunk Road (now Natioinal Highway-2).
2/3/1905Sir Padampat Singhania, great industrialist, was born at Kanpur.
1/9/1976President suspends seven freedoms guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution.
4/16/1963Gopal Singh Nepali, famous poet, passed away.
1/11/1994Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy.
4/23/1959Peking Radio reports say that Chinese troops defeated rebels in south-eastern Tibet and have closed Tibet's borders with India and Burma.
1/26/1988A Post Office was established at Dakshin Gangotri under the Goa Postal Division. (11-7-89).
7/22/1998India's 4x100m quartet of Saraswati Dey, E.B. Shyla, P.T. Usha and Rachita Mistry win gold in the Asian Athletic championships at Fukuoka.
1/1/1999George Fernandes, Defence Minister, said the sacked Naval Chief, Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, had been displaying ""disturbing tendencies"" for over a year and even threatened his successor, Admiral Sushil Kumar, with court martial.
9/2/1946Pratham Chaudhary (Birbal), modern Bengali poet and critic, passed away.