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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/15/1729 Khanderao Dabhade, great warrior in Maratha kingdom, passed away.
5/15/1817 Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali social reformer and father of Rabindranath Tagore, was born.
5/15/1864 Mahavirprasad Dvivedi, famous Hindi litterateur, poet, writer and editor, was born at Daulatpur village in UP.
5/15/1873 The proposal to dissolve East India Company was passed in England.
5/15/1878 Sivnath Shastri and Ananda Mohan Bose, under the leadership of the younger group of Brahmo Sama, rebelled and started Sadharan Brahmo Samaj.
5/15/1949 Matsya Union formally merged with Greater Rajasthan.
5/15/1958 Aruna Asaf Ali became the Mayor of Delhi.
5/15/1958 Gift Tax Act was introduced.
5/15/1989 NAL's 0.6 m transonic wind tunnel is commissioned. Total project cost is about Rs 20 million.
5/15/1992 BSE closed.
5/15/1992 CBI begins probe into the security scam.
5/15/1992 Harshad Mehta suspended.
5/15/1993 K.M. Cariappa, field marshal and Major General, passed away at the age of 93.
5/15/1995 PM Rao reaches New York for a week-long visit.
5/15/1996 The 11th Lok Sabha constituted as Election Commission submits a list of 534 successful candidates to President.
5/15/1997 Yaseen Malik, All-Party Hurriyat Conference leader, was released from Tihar jail.
5/15/1998 The Indian Army at Chandilora (Tangmey) captured 15 kg charas, 400 gm dust of charas and 12 kg leaves of charas.
5/15/1998 Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sitar maestro, receives the 1998 Polar music award.
5/15/1999 Militants gun down Abdul Ahad Kar, a senior member of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly belonging to the ruling National Conference, in Kupwara district.
5/15/1999 The BJP and at least 13 of its allies rename themselves the National Democratic Alliance.
5/15/2000 Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Power, dies in a powerful IED explosion near Mandipore in Anantnag.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/9/1972Laxmi Poruri, guntur India and tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), was born.
4/29/1997R. N. Malhotra, 71, former RBI Governor, died.
5/28/1992Indo-US naval exercises begin.
6/18/1989India and Pakistan decide to end the five-year-old confrontation in Siachen Glacier area by redeploying their forces.
3/10/1904Raghunath Gopal Kokaje, great Hindi writer, was born at Bhoka, district Ratnagiri.
3/29/1979Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy.
8/9/1997Sonia Gandhi addresses Congress plenary session at Calcutta.
3/1/1968Salil Ashok Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989), was born in Solapur.
11/2/2000Sinam Chandramani Singh (18), national bravery award winner, his brother Sinam Robin Singh and their aunt were among 10 killed in firing by eight Assam Rifles personnel at Malom near Imphal.
1/29/1992India and Israel decide to establish full diplomatic relations.