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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/21/1820 Dalpat Rai, modern Gujrati poet, was born.
1/21/1882 Vaman Malhar Joshi, Marathi novelist, was born.
1/21/1908 Gandhiji agrees to settlement on basis of voluntary registration, if Registration Act is repealed.
1/21/1910 Ramnath Anandilal Poddar, great industrialist, was born.
1/21/1922 Juda Reuben, cricket Test umpire for 10 tests from 1969-77, was born in Mumbai.
1/21/1922 V. Rajagopal, cricket test umpire for 1 test in 1969-70, was born in Mumbai.
1/21/1924 Professor Madhu Dandavate, former Finance Minister, was born at Ahmednagar.
1/21/1943 Hemu Kalani, revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by British police.
1/21/1945 Shri Rashbehari Basu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, passed away at Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 60.
1/21/1952 Indian National Congress party wins the 1st General Election of India under the ledearship of Jawaharlal Nehru.
1/21/1956 Strikes and demonstrations held in Bihar and Orissa in protest of the government's intention to revise state boundaries.
1/21/1961 Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II, and her husband Duke of Edinburgh visited New Delhi.
1/21/1963 East German party Congress ends; Ulbricht, with Soviet support, condemns Chinese invasion of India at Berlin.
1/21/1963 Acharaya Shivpujan Sahai, famous Hindi writer, poet and novelist, died. He was editor of Hindi journals like ""Marwari Sudhar"", ""Samanwaya"", ""Adarsh"" etc. He wrote 400 short stories and 67 biographies. His novel ""Dehati Dunia"" is acclaimed as first regional novel in Hindi.
1/21/1969 First India built electronic digital computer commissioned.
1/21/1970 Harivinayak Pataskar, former Central Minister and Governor of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
1/21/1978 Nilmoni Phukan, greatest social reformer, prolific writer, poet, editor of 'Dainik Batori', journalist and lawyer, passed away. He participated in the Quit India Movement for which he was arrested.
1/21/1980 Assembly elections in Kerala; LDF wins absolute majority. E.K. Nayanar forms government in Kerala.
1/21/1981 Bishnu Ram Medhi, chief minister of Assam and Governor of Madras, passed away.
1/21/1983 R. D. Katari, the first Indian Admiral of Indian Army, passed away.
1/21/1993 Chander Pal at Bangalore sets record for High Jump in 2.17.
1/21/1993 Biren Roy, follower of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, passed away.
1/21/1994 India and Myanmar decide to open border trade.
1/21/1996 Lakshmi Parvati elected president of Telugu Desam NTR faction.
1/21/1997 Delhi was the first city to use propane gas when 50 autorickshaws were started on trial basis.
1/21/1997 First group of bank documents relating to Bofors case handed over to Indian Government.
1/21/1997 Railways emerges overall champion in national road cycling championship in Calcutta.
1/21/1999 Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena chief, suspends his party's protest against the coming India-Pakistan cricket matches after an urgent meeting with the Union Home Minister in Mumbai.
1/21/2000 The Samata Party National Executive elects Mrs. Jaya Jaitley as its president.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/24/1997Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
6/3/1912Sohrab Pirojsha Godrej, great industrialist, was born.
10/11/1994Molly Chacko at Hiroshima sets record for 3000m (Women) in 9.06.42.
8/28/1997Tiwari and Surinderjit Kaur set national records in hammer throw in Federation Cup Athletics.
1/30/1996Maharashtra govt. decides to make school education free up to 10th standard.
2/22/1958Maulana Abul Kalam Azad passed away in New Delhi, India. He was a great leader, great orator, revolutionary and fighter for national freedom. Some of his works which are the masterpieces of the Urdu language are ""Ghubari-Khatir"" and Tadhkirah"". He was Minister of Education in the first Indian Government.
1/12/1934Surya Sen (Master Da), revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army, who attacked the armoury of Chittagong with 62 men of the Indian Republican Army, was hanged at Chittgong Jail by the Britishers.
8/15/1947Lord Louis Mountbatten took charge as the first British Governor General of Indian Union and occupied this office till June 20, 1948.
6/3/1890Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was born.
7/25/1992K. Madhavan, CBI Jt. Director looking into the security scam, resigns.