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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/05/1657 Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India.
12/05/1872 Bhai Vir Singh, great poet, social worker, writer, educationist, musician, humanitarian and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Amritsar.
12/05/1898 Josh Malihabadi, famous Urdu poet, was born.
12/05/1905 Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was born in Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir.
12/05/1931 Gandhiji leaves England for India.
12/05/1931 Jayant G. Nadkarni, former Admiral of Indian Navy, was born.
12/05/1933 Balendu Shantilal Jain, famous hindi writer, was born at Kunchord, M.P.
12/05/1935 Bipinchandra Joshi, chief of Indian Army general, was born.
12/05/1943 The Japanese planes attack Calcutta port.
12/05/1946 Dada Maharaj Satarkar passed away.
12/05/1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
12/05/1950 Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and teacher, passed away.
12/05/1951 Abanindranath Tagore, a great Modern Indian Painter, passed away.
12/05/1959 K. S. Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), passed away.
12/05/1990 With the induction of 60 ministers, the Bihar Cabinet becomes the largest ever cabinet in India with a total of 71 ministers.
12/05/1991 56 JD MLA's belonging to V.P. Singh faction elect a new leader in UP.
12/05/1991 Sarkaria report accepted.
12/05/1991 The government reduces visa fees for tourists intending to visit India.
12/05/1992 Monisha, actress and winner of the 1987 'Urvasi' award for the Malayalam film 'Nakhakshathangal' died at a young age of 21 years.
12/05/1992 V. P. Singh and hundreds arrested in Barabanki on the way to Ayodhya.
12/05/1998 Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan take over as the new Foreign Minister and Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Jagmohan takes over as Minister for Communications.
12/05/1999 India's Yukta Mookhey is crowned Miss World.
12/05/1999 The Union Home Ministry ask Intelligence Bureau (IB) to conduct an inquiry against IB officials in ISRO spy case.
12/05/2000 Postal staff go on a nationwide indefinite strike which the Government termed as 'illegal'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/20/1960Indian mountaineers reach the peak of Nanda Ghunti for the first time in the Kumaon Hills.
06/18/1946Congress Working Committee decides to accept Interim Government scheme.
06/18/2000K.M. Beenamol breaks P.T. Usha's record in 400m at 51.21 sec in an international meet at Kiev in Ukraine.
03/18/1997Indo-Bangladesh friendship treaty, signed 25 years ago, expires.
04/12/1799The Church Missionary Society was organized in London under the original name of the Society for Missions in Africa and the East. This Anglican missions agency currently works in fields located in Africa, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran and Palestine.
07/29/1979Choudhary Charan Singh was sworn in as the fifth Prime Minister of India heading the Janata (S)-Congress coalition. He held this office till January 14, 1980. Jagjivan Ram became the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
01/30/1993Congress (I) MLA in Andhra Pradesh P. Balaraju and eight officials kidnapped by the outlawed People's War Group in Visakhapatnam district.
08/16/1958Pather Panchali' won the top five awards, including feature length motion picture, and got a honorary mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
12/14/1999India lost to Australia by 285 runs in Adelaide in the first cricket Test.
07/06/2000Mohan Lal bags Best Actor Award for his sensitive portrayal of a Kathakali artist in ''Vaanasprastham'' and the film wins the Best Feature Film and Best Editing Awards at the 47th National Film Festival-2000.