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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/03/1350 Saint Namdev passed away.
07/03/1661 Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II.
07/03/1745 Ranoji Shinde died.
07/03/1751 Pilaji Jadhav died.
07/03/1760 Maratha army, under Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Vishvas Rao, captured Dehli.
07/03/1838 Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of `Prarthana Samaj', was born.
07/03/1863 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], santee Sioux Indian chief, passed away.
07/03/1897 Hansa Mehta, educationist and social reformer, was born at Surat (Gujarat).
07/03/1898 Gopinath Bhagwan was born at Banamohalla, Srinagar. He is one of the most eminent saints who have graced the sacred land of India. An Ashram at Kharyar, Srinagar is set up by his disciples and devotees to preach his meditation.
07/03/1908 Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested as a traitor by the Britishers.
07/03/1927 A. Neelameghan, librarian, was born at Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu.
07/03/1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling during Cambridge U vs MCC match.
07/03/1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), was born.
07/03/1948 H. M. S. Auchils was taken over by Indian Navy.
07/03/1956 Pandit Nehru and New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland are given the freedom of the City at London.
07/03/1972 Shimla Non-Arm Agreement on Kashmir signed between Indira Gandhi and Z. A. Bhutto.
07/03/1975 Virendrakishor Roy Chaudhary, famous music director, passed away.
07/03/1979 Construction of the main second Howrah Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu) started.
07/03/1985 Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1988.
07/03/1987 The Festival of India in the USSR, to be inaugurated, is the largest cultural manifestation to be held by our country.
07/03/1991 Kailash Sethi was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 22-07-1996.
07/03/1991 Rupee devalued again from 10.58 to 10.96\% .
07/03/1992 Avinash Ganesh Mohadikar, journalist and former editor of magzine `Vyapar Udyog', passed away.
07/03/1996 25 to 30\% hike in prices of petroleum products.
07/03/1997 Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan gets 1996 Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
07/03/1998 Kavi Pradeep, Hindi film lyricist, is selected for the 1997 Dada Saheb Phalke award.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/01/1903Sachindev Burman (S. D. Burman), famous film music director, was born.
07/27/1914Kalpana Dutta, great freedom fighter, was born at Chatgaon. (27th July, 1914).
08/29/1982Shree Maa Anandmayee of universal fame passed away. Her body was laid to rest at Shree Anandamayee Ashram in Kankhal.
05/01/199560 killed as Madras-Kanyakumari Express collides with a goods train at Danishpet.
07/31/1996Supreme Court exempts Rao from appearing in CMM court personally.
05/25/1997In a bid to break the deadlock on naming transport corporation after caste leaders in southern districts, Tamil Nadu Government agrees to create a new bus corporation named after Pulithevan.
07/15/1980Gajanan Vishwanath Ketkar, editor of `Kesri' and `Maratha', passed away.
10/26/1947After the tribal column, raping and looting along the way by Pakistani Army continued at Baramulla, 50 kilometres from Srinagar. Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir Hari Singhji, then, signed the instrument of accession with India and the Indian Armed Forces reacted to the Pakistani Army's infiltration. Great acts of personal gallantry and collective bravery were shown in the Kashmir operations. Major Som Nath Sharma was awarded the PVC, India's highest decoration for valour, and Brigadier Usman, commanding the 50th Parachute Brigade, was awarded the MVC. Both the soldiers were awarded posthumously.
10/09/2000The Centre appoints Yogendra Narain as the new defence secretary and K. Sibal as the secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs while effecting a major bureaucratic reshuffle.
02/11/1959Vinoo Mankad plays his final Test Cricket (vs West Indies at Delhi).