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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/2/1679 Aurangzeb reimposed Jizya Tax to finance the spread of Islam on the Hindus.This Jeziya tax was abolished by Akbar.
4/2/1702 Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, first Peshwa, passed away.
4/2/1870 Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was found. 95 members from different parts of Maharashtra assembled in Pune during its founding.
4/2/1877 Narottam Morarjee, great social reformer and the architect of the modern Indian Shipping, was born at Porbandar.
4/2/1902 Gulam Ali Khan Ustad Bade was born.
4/2/1926 The worst Hindu-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta.
4/2/1933 Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji ""Ranji"", Maharaj, jamsaheb of Nawanagar and noted cricketer, passed away. He was referred as ""The prince of a little state, but the King of a great game"". He scored 989 Test runs with a 1st-class avg. 56.
4/2/1942 Andaman Islands, U.S. Army Air Force Flying Fortresses, bomb the Japanese fleet.
4/2/1942 Congress rejected the proposal of Sir Stepherd Crips.
4/2/1948 Defence Minister announces the establishment of the National War Academy in Kharakvasla, Poona.
4/2/1948 Communist leader S.A. Dange arrested in Bombay.
4/2/1953 Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist and writer, passed away.
4/2/1954 Nehru calls for a halt to the build up of nuclear weapons.
4/2/1970 Meghalaya, an autonomous hilly state, was established after dividing the hilly areas of Assam.
4/2/1970 Privy purses and special privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.
4/2/1980 Raj Narain expelled from Lok Dal forms Janata (S) Party.
4/2/1980 S. S. Grewal was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 30-04-1981.
4/2/1987 Indian Standards Institution becomes Bureau of Indian Standards.
4/2/1991 Asom Gana Parishad splits.
4/2/1991 Haryana Governor recommends President's rule.
4/2/1992 Agajan Baig (Aga), famous Hindi film actor, passed away.
4/2/1993 MP High Court quashes dismissal of BJP Government under article 356; the Centre decides to move the Supreme Court.
4/2/1994 Governor Bhanu Prakash Singh dismisses Wilfred D'souza Government in Goa.
4/2/1994 Ravi Naik sworn in CM.
4/2/1996 Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) party registered and recognised.
4/2/1997 A division bench of Mumbai High Court holds that a married woman of a joint Hindu family can stake a claim to her father's property.
4/2/1997 Sumita Sinha of Dhanbad, (18 years college girl) became a world record holder when a 3,200 kg Ambassador car passed over her.
4/2/2000 Guru Granth Sahib is a juristic person and can hold property, says the apex court in a judgment of ''far-reaching consequences and great significance''.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/16/1946Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.
12/11/19676.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed.
1/11/1986The first MiG-27M fighter, built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, is delivered and inducted into the Indian Air Force.
4/18/1959Premier Chou En-lai insists Tibetan Dalai Lama was abducted to India.
7/16/1856Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage.
11/1/2000Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Union Minister for Sports, releases the CBI report on match-fixing in New Delhi.
1/12/1924Gandhiji was operated on for appendicitis in Sassoon Hospital, Pune.
7/21/2000A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, announces a special fund for population projects with the Planning Commission providing seed money of Rs. 100 crores. He was addressing the maiden meeting of the National Population Commission.
6/11/1997Jaspal Rana and J. Abhijit in the men's section and Nisha Millet in the women's section adjudged best sports persons of the National Games.
2/12/1871Charles Freer Andrews, great social worker, humanitarian, leader and a true friend of India, was born in New-Castle-on-Tyne in U.K.