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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.
8/21/1879 Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.
8/21/1931 Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.
8/21/1955 Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.
8/21/1972 A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.
8/21/1978 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
8/21/1981 Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar ""Kakasaheb"", freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.
8/21/1986 Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.
8/21/1987 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 - 1992).
8/21/1988 500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.
8/21/1990 Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .
8/21/1991 Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.
8/21/1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
8/21/1997 Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.
8/21/1997 Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.
8/21/2000 Mahatma Gandhi's daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.
8/21/2000 Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/21/1984Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
2/21/1952The XV Indian Olympic Games in Madras.
7/6/1955Marshall Tito and Nehru's joint declaration in Belgrade.
10/1/1990Constitution's 75th amendment bill to extend President's rule in Punjab for another six months fails through the first stage in Lok Sabha for want of a simple majority.
1/27/1999P. Krishnamurthy, former Indian wicketkeeper, died in Hyderabad following a cardiac arrest.
11/24/1932The Third Round Table Conference ended in London. As Gandhi was in prison because of his civil disobedience movement he could not attend it. This conference ended without achieving anything.
1/2/1947Mahatma Gandhi met Lord Bevin, the personal emissary of British Prime Minister Winston Churchil, in Delhi. Beven is reported to have told the great man, ''Eighteen languages, 500 dialects, some 30 religions, a million Gods and Goddesses, 300 million individuals, an infinity of castes and sub castes, and a population (that is) practically illiterate and half of which (are) beggars or thieves... Good luck, sir! Such a nation is ungovernable! It'd take you centuries to get anywhere!''. Gandhiji wrapped his large, white shawl a little more closely around him, and modestly replied, 'India has eternity before her.. and ""All around me is utter darkness"".
9/4/1962Kiran Shankar More, great Indian wicket-keeper in 49 Tests 1986-93, was born in Baroda.
7/18/1993Jayalalitha goes on fast on Cauvery issue.
2/19/1891Amrita Bazaar Patrika became a daily newspaper.