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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
The Sultan, losing his hold over the army and some members of his aristocracy, very wisely abdicated in favour of his brother Ahmad, who is famous in Deccan history as Ahmad Shah Wali.
24 merchants gathered in London's Founder Hall under the auspices of Lord Mayor to start a new company with a share captial in India.
9/22/1687 Aurangzeb ended Kutubshah kingdom.
9/22/1789 Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department.
9/22/1869 Shri Valangaiman Sankaranarayana Srinivasa Shastri, great scholar of Sanskrit, master, politician, social reformer, President of India and educationist, was born at Valangaiman village, Tamil Nadu.
9/22/1891 Gangopadhyay Taraknath, famous novelist in Bengal, passed away.
9/22/1902 Sorabjee Harmasji Colah, (right-hand batsman who batted in India's first two Tests), was born in Bombay.
9/22/1931 Gandhi meets Charlie Chaplin in London.
9/22/1937 The last contingent of Indian freedom fighters was send to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
9/22/1952 Bapiraju Adiv, famous Telgu novelist, poet and author, died.
9/22/1970 Bandopadhyay Shardendu, modern Bengali poet, died.
9/22/1979 Israel conducts nuclear test at Indian Ocean.
9/22/1979 Maulana Abdul Ali Moudoodi aka Syed Abul A'la Maududi Chishti, founder leader of the Jamait- E- Islam, died in USA, he had taken pakistani citizenship.
9/22/1986 India vs Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie.
9/22/1988 PM announces Government's decision to drop Defamation Bill.
9/22/1991 Durga Khote, film actress and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 86 years.
9/22/1992 Harshad Mehta released after 110 days in jail.
9/22/1992 Indo-British Extradition Treaty signed in London.
9/22/1994 G. N. Joshi, famous singer, died.
9/22/1996 Passport seekers are given an option of 10 years (Rs. 300) or 20 years (Rs. 600) period.
9/22/1999 Former Test all-rounder Chandu Borde was re-appointed chairman of National Selection Committee on Day two of the BCCI AGM in Jaipur.
9/22/1999 India asks Pakistan to prevent the reported attempt by the JKLF to cross the Line of Control (LOC) on October 4.
9/22/2000 Kerala High Court suspends the sentence awarded by the Kottayam Special Court on 32 accused in the Suryanelli rape case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/29/1930Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is sent back to prison for two yearrs following a speech he made at Allahabad the day after his release from jail.
9/9/1898Explosive Department of India was established at Nagpur. This is presently under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
8/6/1920Film Censor Board at Bombay started working. The first film censored and granted a Censor Certificate No. 1 was a short film of 600 ft., produced by Gaumont Company and it was titled as 'Gaumont Graphic No. 963-964'. The Regional Film Censor Boards were also set-up in Calcutta, Madras and Rangoon.
12/23/1959Edward Fredrick Lindlewood Halifax ""Irwin Lord"", English viscount and Governor General of India (1925-1931), died at the age of 78.
10/3/1999India finished with seven silver and four bronze medals in the Asian Junior Athletic Championship in Singapore.
10/16/1959National Council of Women's Education was inaugurated in New Delhi.
6/13/1879Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, revolutionary, was born.
12/12/1992The world's largest monolithic granite statue of Lord Buddha, weighing 350 tonnes, placed on the 'Rock of Gibraltar' in the midst of Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
1/21/1970Harivinayak Pataskar, former Central Minister and Governor of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
8/30/1979Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma, a World War II hero, last British Viceroy in India and the first Governor General of independent India, was killed when Irish terrorists exploded his family fishing boat off the coast of Ireland. The Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army immediately took credit for the killing, which it described as 'an execution' designed to further 'the noble struggle to drive the British intruders out of our native land'.