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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
09/30/1207 Rumi, famous Muslim Sufi poet, was born.
09/30/1687 Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
09/30/1881 Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, was born at Kanadukattam, Tamil Nadu.
09/30/1894 Rangnath Ramchandra Diwakar, Gandhian leader, was born.
09/30/1900 Mohommad Ali Chhagla, former central minister, was born.
09/30/1908 Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
09/30/1916 Jagan Nath Bhardwaj, social worker and trade unionist, was born at Chartgarh, H.P.
09/30/1922 Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, great historian and author, was born at Domeli village (Punjab).
09/30/1943 Ramanand Chattopadhyay, famous author and journalist, died.
09/30/1961 Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit, occasional Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's), was born in Bombay.
09/30/1963 The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan's motives.
09/30/1972 Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir.
09/30/1981 Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
09/30/1989 INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
09/30/1990 Former Dy PM Devilal submits his letter of resignation.
09/30/1992 Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
09/30/1996 Centre gives its consent to Tamil Nadu government's decision to rename Madras as Chennai.
09/30/1996 Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Sri Lankan social scientist, received the Gandhi Peace Prize 1996.
09/30/1996 PVN Rao, who was to appear in court in the Pathak cheating case, gets a reprieve
09/30/1996 Phase I assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
09/30/1997 24th Stock Exchange of India set up at Trivandrum.
09/30/1997 At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
09/30/1997 Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
09/30/1999 India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
09/30/1999 Hindi writer Prof. Prem Shankar and Tamil scholar Ashokamitran selected for K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowships in comparative Indian literature.
09/30/1999 A B Vajpayee, Prime Minister, calls upon the people at an election campaign in Lucknow to give him a five-year term.
09/30/2000 Gen. S. Padmanabhan takes over as the new Chief of the Army Staff from Gen. V. P. Malik.
09/30/2000 India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
09/30/2000 The Government appoints Dr. D.P.S. Seth as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/21/1878Mother-Pondicherry, greatest world teacher, was born in Paris.
01/18/1983Indi Singh, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Vancouver, Canada.
07/27/1998B. B. Lyngdoh is sworn in Meghalaya Chief Minister.
07/16/1954French rule ends in Mahe. De facto power was transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted.
10/16/1878Vallathol Narayana Menon, great freedom fighter, poet and writer, was born at Chennara village in Kerala.
05/05/1903Tirupur Subramaniam Avinashilingam Chettiar, freedom fighter, educationist and politician, was born at Tirupur (Tamil Nadu).
09/09/1920Anglo Oriental College of Aligargh became Aligarh Muslim University. It was the first university to use the regional language.
09/14/1919Nyalchand Shah, bowled 64-33-97-3 in the Test between India vs Pakistan, was born at Dhragandhara in Gujarat.
11/17/1928Lala Lajpat Rai died in Lahore after being seriously wounded in the barbarous lathi charge of 30th October. He is referred as the ""Lion of Punjab"" or ""Punjab Kesari"" and is remembered as freedom fighter, nationalist, educationist, lawyer, thinker, writer, social reformer, orator and a passionate fighter for the revival of the ancient Indian culture and
08/14/1987Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1890-1988), Frontier Gandhi. He is the first non-Indian to receive this honour.