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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/2/1679 Aurangzeb reimposed Jizya Tax to finance the spread of Islam on the Hindus.This Jeziya tax was abolished by Akbar.
4/2/1702 Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, first Peshwa, passed away.
4/2/1870 Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was found. 95 members from different parts of Maharashtra assembled in Pune during its founding.
4/2/1877 Narottam Morarjee, great social reformer and the architect of the modern Indian Shipping, was born at Porbandar.
4/2/1902 Gulam Ali Khan Ustad Bade was born.
4/2/1926 The worst Hindu-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta.
4/2/1933 Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji ""Ranji"", Maharaj, jamsaheb of Nawanagar and noted cricketer, passed away. He was referred as ""The prince of a little state, but the King of a great game"". He scored 989 Test runs with a 1st-class avg. 56.
4/2/1942 Andaman Islands, U.S. Army Air Force Flying Fortresses, bomb the Japanese fleet.
4/2/1942 Congress rejected the proposal of Sir Stepherd Crips.
4/2/1948 Defence Minister announces the establishment of the National War Academy in Kharakvasla, Poona.
4/2/1948 Communist leader S.A. Dange arrested in Bombay.
4/2/1953 Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist and writer, passed away.
4/2/1954 Nehru calls for a halt to the build up of nuclear weapons.
4/2/1970 Meghalaya, an autonomous hilly state, was established after dividing the hilly areas of Assam.
4/2/1970 Privy purses and special privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.
4/2/1980 Raj Narain expelled from Lok Dal forms Janata (S) Party.
4/2/1980 S. S. Grewal was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 30-04-1981.
4/2/1987 Indian Standards Institution becomes Bureau of Indian Standards.
4/2/1991 Asom Gana Parishad splits.
4/2/1991 Haryana Governor recommends President's rule.
4/2/1992 Agajan Baig (Aga), famous Hindi film actor, passed away.
4/2/1993 MP High Court quashes dismissal of BJP Government under article 356; the Centre decides to move the Supreme Court.
4/2/1994 Governor Bhanu Prakash Singh dismisses Wilfred D'souza Government in Goa.
4/2/1994 Ravi Naik sworn in CM.
4/2/1996 Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) party registered and recognised.
4/2/1997 A division bench of Mumbai High Court holds that a married woman of a joint Hindu family can stake a claim to her father's property.
4/2/1997 Sumita Sinha of Dhanbad, (18 years college girl) became a world record holder when a 3,200 kg Ambassador car passed over her.
4/2/2000 Guru Granth Sahib is a juristic person and can hold property, says the apex court in a judgment of ''far-reaching consequences and great significance''.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/10/1756Clive sailed from Madras, to capture Calcutta, with a large naval fleet consisting of 900 European and 1500 Indian soldiers along with 5 battle ships, and 5 other vessels.
10/1/1854Postal stamp introduced in India. These lithographed stamps were of denominations of half anna and one anna. These stamps bore the Head of Queen Victoria with India at top and value at bottom. The half anna stamp was printed between May 5 to July 29 and printing of one anna stamp commenced on July 26.
7/2/1999Sahara India, sponsor of the Sahara Cup annual cricket series between India and Pakistan in Canada, withdrew sponsorship in view of the Kargil conflict.
11/14/1957Children's Day.
1/16/1681Sambhaji was crowned as the successor of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a function held at Raigad Fort.
5/1/1993Narayan Ganesh Goray, socialist stalwart, 86, passed away in Pune.
6/8/1990Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Nepal PM, and his Indian counterpart V.P.Singh decide to restore normal ties.
1/12/1946De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above.
4/21/199018 more ministers added in the National Front Ministry.
3/14/1994Narsinha Rao, Prime Minister, arrives in London for a 4-day official visit.