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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/23/1768 Nizam accepted British supremacy and Smith Col. signed peace treaty with the Nizam.
02/23/1792 The Third Mysore War ended in Tipu Sultan's signing of Peace Treaty dictated by Lord Cornwallis & surrendering his two sons, Abdul Khaliq & Maiz - Uddin. This is known as Treaty of Seringapatam.
02/23/1843 Narendranath Sen, famous journalist, was born.
02/23/1876 Saint Gadgebaba, great modern saint of Maharashtra, was born.
02/23/1908 Maharaj Kumar Raghubir Sinh, famous Hindi writer and historian, was born.
02/23/1932 The N. W. Frontier province is created.
02/23/1946 Some 300,000 Indians joined in anti-British demonstrations today in the wake of yesterday's violent riots in the city of Bombay. Indian Navy rebels. A day of terror and rebellion saw Indian Navy members turn against their British officers firing machine guns.
02/23/1952 Employees Provident Fund Bill and Miscellaneous Provision Act passed in the Lok Sabha.
02/23/1962 Union government sets up an Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed by the Department of Atomic Energy and work on Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) started.
02/23/1962 The Cholera Research Centre was established at Calcutta (renamed as the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases in 1979).
02/23/1969 Madhubala, famous Hindi film actress, passed away.
02/23/1980 Prakash Padukone becomes the first Indian to win All-England Badminton Championship.
02/23/1990 5-member Ministry headed by R. K. Ranbir Singh in Manipur elected.
02/23/1993 Jnanpith Award was given to Sitakant Mahapatra (Oriya).
02/23/1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England.
02/23/1993 Noted Hindi poet Naresh Mehta wins Gyanpith Award.
02/23/1993 Pre-budget Economic Survey proposes closure of sick PSE and rationalisation of tax and interests rates.
02/23/1994 India rebuts Pak charges on Kashmir in the 53-nation UN Commission on Human Rights.
02/23/1996 North-Eastern Development Finance Corporation inaugurated.
02/23/1997 176 people dead and 500 injured in a major fire at a religious congregation in Baripada, Orissa.
02/23/1997 Successful test firing of the 250-km version of the Prithvi missile.
02/23/1997 Justice J. S. Verma appointed Chief Justice of India.
02/23/1998 Raman Lamba, former Indian Test cricketer, passed away in Dhaka, three days after being hit on the head while close-in fielding.
02/23/1998 BJP leader Ranjit Yadav was shot dead in Sahibganj district.
02/23/1998 Ramdeo Singh, freedom fighter, is shot dead at Salaunchak village in Bihar.
02/23/1998 The Samajwadi Party candidate for the Motihari Lok Sabha seat, Mr. Devendra Nath Dubey, is shot dead at Baniarpur in Patna.


Other Historical Dates and Events
09/13/1996Lok Pal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha.
09/30/1992Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
12/15/1749Shahu Chattrapati, grandson of Shivaji, died.
08/09/1998India moves the World Trade Organisation against the European Union reimposing anti-dumping duties on unbleached cotton gray fabric imports.
11/12/1958Satyajit Ray gets the award for best direction at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
01/20/2000J&K accepts the report of the State Autonomy committee tabled in the Assembly last year.
04/28/1848Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das was born in Calcutta district in Orissa.
07/31/1658Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor.
07/23/1997India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
10/10/1957Jagdeep', a children's film, won the first prize at the Ninth International Exhibition of Films for Children at Venice.