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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/23/1903 Chandra Shekhar Azad was born Today in 1903
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23rd, 1856
7/23/1856 Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher - Shar Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It is said that he won the crown but not the empire.
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped lay the foundation for India's independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
7/23/1898 Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, well known Bangla novelist, was born.
7/23/1904 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.
7/23/1906 Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.
7/23/1912 Kilachand Ambalal, great industrialist, was born.
7/23/1918 Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
7/23/1923 Navinchandra Chimanlal Pandya, great educationist, was born at Prantij, Ahmedabad.
7/23/1927 Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.
7/23/1933 Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
7/23/1956 India celebrates the birth centenary of Bal Gangadhar ""Lokmanya"" Tilak.
7/23/1964 Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
7/23/1976 Hari Chand at Montreal sets record for 10,000m in 28.48.72.
7/23/1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), died.
7/23/1990 Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev sign joint declaration committing their countries to building a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.
7/23/1991 Premdatt Paliwal, president of All India Forward Block, died.
7/23/1993 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was aunched by European Ariane launch vehicle.
7/23/1996 India's admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.
7/23/1996 R. Bhattacharji was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He is heading this office till date.
7/23/1997 India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
7/23/2000 Ram Jethmalani, Union Law Minister, quits the Cabinet after the Prime Minister shows him the door following the outbursts against the Chief Justice of India, Dr. A. S. Anand.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/22/1982South-South Conference opens in New Delhi.
7/7/1896The premier show of the 'Marvel of the Century', first cinema show India, arranged by the Representatives of French Lumiere brothers- Louis and August Lumiere, was held at Watson Hotel in Bombay. The regular shows, however, started from July 14, 1896 at the Novelty Theatre. This show advertisment appeared in the 'Times of India', carrying details of a film show to be held for the first time on Indian soil.
10/16/1999Congress (I)-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine is invited to form the Government in Maharashtra. Vilasrao Deshmukh to be sworn in as Chief Minister.
9/22/1891Gangopadhyay Taraknath, famous novelist in Bengal, passed away.
1/28/1998All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.
9/26/1996Deve Gowda, PM, takes oath as Rajya Sabha member. He was the first PM to enter parliament through RS. Indira Gandhi was already a RS member when elected leader in 1966.
3/3/1952The Indian National Congress secured absolute majority in the Lok Sabha in the General elections.
10/9/1987Official Languages Rules, 1976 amended.
11/20/1990Union Government asks Supreme Court to repeal the $470 million Bhopal Gas settlement order.
1/2/1993Allahabad court allows 'darshan' at Ayodhya.