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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Taimurlang passed away.
1/19/1697 Maharana Pratap, the founder of Mewad and eminent personality, passed away.
1/19/1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company.
1/19/1855 G. Subramaniam Iyer, active worker of Indian National Congress since its establishment, was born.
1/19/1892 Chintaman Vinayak Joshi, famous Marathi comedy writer, was born.
1/19/1905 Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali writer and thinker, passed away.
1/19/1907 Mohammad Ali Mirza was crowned as the ""Shah-E-Iran"" in a grand function held in Royal Palace, Tehran. This coronation was performed on the precious throne ""Thakt-E-Taus"" which was made by Emperor Shahjahan, and was taken away from India during the invasion of Nadir Shah in 1738 AD.
1/19/1910 Vinayak Damodar Karnaki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, was born.
1/19/1919 Dharam Singh, field hockey player for Indian Team at Olympics-1964-Gold Winner, was born.
1/19/1919 Omprakash Mehra, former Indian Air Chief Marshal and former Governor of Maharashtra, was born.
1/19/1931 The first Round Table Conference held in London ended. This conference was attended by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar also.
1/19/1932 Balgovind Jaiswal, educationist and author, was born at Mhow.
1/19/1948 India and Pakistan accept U.N. mediation in New York.
1/19/1951 Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkarbappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, passed away.
1/19/1960 Ramchandra Gopal (Dadasaheb Torne), famous film director, passed away.
1/19/1963 Kuladhor Chaliha, one of the pioneer Congress leaders of Assam, passed away.
1/19/1966 Indira Gandhi elected leader of the Congress party to succeed the late Lal Bahadur Shastri as the third Prime Minister of India. She pledged to follow path of Non-Alignment in worlds affairs.
1/19/1976 C. V. Bawdekar, famous journalist, died.
1/19/1977 World's largest crowd--12.7 million--gather for Indian religious festival 'Kumbh Mela'.
1/19/1982 Mizo National Front and allied organizations declared illegal.
1/19/1982 Bombay High Court finds allegations against Chief Minister A. R. Antulay justified. Antulay resigns.
1/19/1985 Dr. P. C. Alexander, principal secretary to the PM, quits following the arrest of three aides in an espionage case.
1/19/1987 Narain Dutt Ojha made some sort of a record at the residence of the Chief Justice of India when he was sworn in as a Judge of Supreme Court at 10.00 p.m.
1/19/1990 Mr. Jagmohan takes over the administration in J&K as the new Governor after CM Farukh Abdulla resigns.
1/19/1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ""Osho"", Indian free love guru, modern mystic and controversial cult figure, died in Pune at the age of 58 years. He will be remembered as a great orator and for founding of Rajnishpuram in USA.
1/19/1992 Manvendra Mukherji, famous singer and music director, passed away.
1/19/1994 CM decide to request Chief Election Commission to implement the photo identity card scheme in phases.
1/19/1995 Prof. Armaity Desai, eminent Sociologist, appointed the new UGC Chairperson.
1/19/1995 Goa Cong (I) government led by Pratap Singh Rane gets absolute majority when 4-members of MGP merged with Congress.
1/19/1996 Upendranath 'Ashk', noted Hindi literary figure known for his disputed writings, passed away.
1/19/1997 Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad arrives in India on a 4-day visit.
1/19/1997 Air India triumphs in the National Women's Cricket championship in Calcutta.
1/19/1997 Bengal wins Santosh Trophy National Football championship in Jabalpur.
1/19/2000 M.A. Chidambaram (81), leading industrialist and chairman of the MAC Group, died in Chennai.
1/19/2000 Railways retains the Lady Ratan Trophy Women's National Hockey championship.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/28/1890Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule died. He led a selfless life devoted to the upliftment of the lower classes of the Hindu society. He also started school for girls and for downtroddens and untouchables. He was assissted in education field by his wide Savitri Bai.
3/9/1997Mumbai takes Wills Trophy in Mohali.
12/23/1995400 people, mostly children and their parents, die in a fire that broke out during the Annual Day celebrations of DAV Public School. The fire was suspected to be caused due to electric short-circuit in Mandi Dabwali, Haryana.
4/12/1991Lok Sabha elections announced for May 20, 23, 26; Punjab Assam, J&K polls deferred.
12/7/1993Lalthanhwala sworn in CM of Mizoram.
8/10/1986Gen. A.S. Vaidya, who was Chief of Army Staff, at the time of 'Operation Blue Star', was shot dead at Pune.
9/21/2000J.W. Singh, suspended Mumbai High Court judge facing charges of extortion in nexus with the underworld, dismissed from judicial service.
3/21/2000The 10,000 bond scheme for short-term visitors to the UK will not be applied to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, said British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Keith Vaz.
1/22/1996Janata Dal parliamentary party leader Sharad Yadav resigns from Lok Sabha membership (Jain hawala case).
3/5/1993The government de-reserves the mining industry throwing it open to private sector as well as to foreign investment.