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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/14/1657 Dharmavir Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was born on Purandar fort.
5/14/1907 Muhammad Ayub Khan, Pakistani president, was born.
5/14/1914 Ekanath Dattatreya Kulkarni, educationist and writer, was born at Bhaloni, Tal Pandharpur.
5/14/1923 Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, one of the founder members of Indian Congress and social reformer, passed away.
5/14/1953 Y. N. Sukthankar was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1957.
5/14/1954 President issues an order extending application of Indian Constitution to Kashmir with the concurrence of the State government.
5/14/1956 Govt announces that decimal coinage will be introduced in India from April 1, 1957.
5/14/1960 The first plane of India flew upto New York.
5/14/1963 Dr. Raghuvir, a famous linguist and President of Jansangh, passed away.
5/14/1972 Fighting between Indian and Pakistani forces along the Kashmir border reported.
5/14/1976 Pakistan and India agree to resume diplomatic ties.
5/14/1978 Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, passed away.
5/14/1982 All India Radio renamed as 'Akashwani' but it's Urdu service yet announces that it's All India Radio.
5/14/1992 LTTE banned in India.
5/14/1993 Bombay High Court upholds Goa C.M. Ravi Naik's disqualification by speaker under anti-defection bill.
5/14/1993 Justice V. Ramaswamy decides to resign.
5/14/1994 LTTE banned for the second time under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
5/14/1994 RBI announces tight monetary policy.
5/14/1995 Major train accident near Salem when KK Express collides with goods train killing 51 people.
5/14/1996 H.D. Deve Gowda elected leader of the third front as its prime ministerial candidate.
5/14/1998 India will not sign CTBT unconditionally, says the Prime Minister.
5/14/1999 Gurucharan Singh Tohra is expelled from Shiromani Akali Dal.
5/14/2000 L. K. Advani, Union Home Minister, announces extension of the ban on the LTTE by two more years.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/15/1996Kashmiri militants and Central govt. hold talks on ending violence and to initiate the democratic process in J&K.
1/14/1758Emperor of England's charter allowed the East India Company to keep to any booty taken in war against the enemies of the king and the company. The confisticated goods, after the war, could be kept with them.
2/15/1945Indian troops capture Pagan at Burma.
5/4/1799Tipu Sultan is killed in a battle against 5,000 British soldiers who stormed and razed his capital, Seringapatanam.
7/9/1938Sanjeev Kumar, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
6/2/1965The second of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India).
10/19/1970First Indian-made MIG-21 handed over to the Air Force. Privy purses and privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.
7/17/1979Jagjivan Ram elected Janata parliamentary party leader. Charan Singh is PM heading Janatha (S)-Congress coalition and Jagjivan Ram is leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.
7/31/1912Allan Octavian, great social reformer, patriot, lawyer, journalist and politician, passed away at the age of 84.
3/28/1986Extremist Sikhs kill 13 Hindus in Ludhiana, India.