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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/28/1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
1/28/1853 Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.
1/28/1865 Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
1/28/1877 Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
1/28/1894 Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.
1/28/1895 Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.
1/28/1898 Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
1/28/1900 General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).
1/28/1902 Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.
1/28/1911 The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
1/28/1925 Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
1/28/1933 India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.
1/28/1937 Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.
1/28/1950 Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
1/28/1951 Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
1/28/1961 Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
1/28/1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.
1/28/1984 Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.
1/28/1984 Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.
1/28/1992 Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.
1/28/1996 Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.
1/28/1998 All 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.
1/28/1999 Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
1/28/2000 Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/23/1974First NCC Airforce Squadran (Women) was established at Vanasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan.
10/10/1946Noakhali Massacre.
9/2/1970President V. V. Giri inaugurated, Vivekanand Rock Memorial' at Kanyakumari.
10/29/1999L .K. Advani, Home Minister, says the Centre is in touch with cyclone-hit states.
9/24/1777Sarfoji Bhosle, king of Tanjawar, was born.
10/6/1999The DMK front is set to win a majority of LS seats in Tamil Nadu.
10/30/1996Pop star Michael Jackson arrives in Bombay.
5/25/1877Sir John Lawrence--passenger steamer of McLean & Co. of Calcutta--sank near the coastline of Orrisa in a storm. This ship carried 732 passengers.
2/16/1927Rail service started between India and Nepal.
1/1/1988The Officers Training School (OTS) was re-christened as Officers Training Academy. Besides training Indian nationals, 74 cadets from Sri Lanka have also been trained at the OTA.