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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Surdas (1483-1563), blind Hindi bard and singer of Agra whose hymns to Krishna are compiled in the 'Sursagar', was born in Sihi village near Delhi.
12/9/1658 Dutch troops occupy harbour city Quilon (Coilan), India.
12/9/1825 Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy Mutiny, was born.
12/9/1873 Lord Northbrook, Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation stone of the building.
12/9/1942 Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, doctor of international fame, died at Kokun village, China.
12/9/1946 The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
12/9/1947 India's agreement with Pakistan on outstanding issues like assets, liabilities, division of sterling balance and military stores, etc. signed.
12/9/1977 Ravishankar Mahashankar Rawal, famous painter, passed away.
12/9/1989 Shyama Charan Shukla sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
12/9/1992 More than 700 die in clashes in Ayodhya; BJP bandh partial.
12/9/1993 Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
12/9/1994 Gorprasad Ghosh, famous Orriya film actor, director and producer, passed away.
12/9/1997 Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth (95), doyen of Kannada literature and Jnanpith Award winner, died in Manipal.
12/9/1999 BJP expels former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
12/9/1999 Several MPs in the Lok Sabha demand resignation of the CBI chief in the Priyadarshini Matto murder case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/21/1996Apang (Legislative Party leader of Arunachal Congress) sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister again.
10/26/1891Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, was born.
11/1/1950First Indigenous Steam Engine from Chitranjan Rail Factory railed out.
3/12/1930Mahatma Gandhi started Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to break salt law. This march stretched of 375 km. was covered in 26 days with 78 followers. The whole of India joined the campaign to boycott foreign goods and refused to pay taxes. Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan or Frontier Gandhi started Khudai Kidmatgar movement in the North-West Frontier. The Government went back to its brutal force and about 90,000 people were imprisoned within a year. In Peshawar, the Gharwal regiment refused to shoot a demonstrator. In Nagaland Rani Gaidilita, a 13 year old girl raised the flag against the Britishers and was put into life imprisonment in 1932. Nehru hearing this uttered A day will come when India will remember her and Cherish her. She was released after Independence.
2/25/1993113 MPs arrested and Murali Manohar Joshi injured in police action.
2/20/1968Dr Prafulla Kumar Sen and others performed the first ever heart transplantion in Asia. The operation was performed by the Indian surgeons at K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay.
4/6/1997Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.
8/13/1988Gajanan Jagirdar, great actor and director in Indian film industry, died.
10/10/1998Dr. Justice Adarsh Sein Anand was sworn in Chief Justice of India.
6/9/1900Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, died in Ranchi Jail.