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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/5/1657 Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India.
12/5/1872 Bhai Vir Singh, great poet, social worker, writer, educationist, musician, humanitarian and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Amritsar.
12/5/1898 Josh Malihabadi, famous Urdu poet, was born.
12/5/1905 Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was born in Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir.
12/5/1931 Gandhiji leaves England for India.
12/5/1931 Jayant G. Nadkarni, former Admiral of Indian Navy, was born.
12/5/1933 Balendu Shantilal Jain, famous hindi writer, was born at Kunchord, M.P.
12/5/1935 Bipinchandra Joshi, chief of Indian Army general, was born.
12/5/1943 The Japanese planes attack Calcutta port.
12/5/1946 Dada Maharaj Satarkar passed away.
12/5/1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
12/5/1950 Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and teacher, passed away.
12/5/1951 Abanindranath Tagore, a great Modern Indian Painter, passed away.
12/5/1959 K. S. Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), passed away.
12/5/1990 With the induction of 60 ministers, the Bihar Cabinet becomes the largest ever cabinet in India with a total of 71 ministers.
12/5/1991 56 JD MLA's belonging to V.P. Singh faction elect a new leader in UP.
12/5/1991 Sarkaria report accepted.
12/5/1991 The government reduces visa fees for tourists intending to visit India.
12/5/1992 Monisha, actress and winner of the 1987 'Urvasi' award for the Malayalam film 'Nakhakshathangal' died at a young age of 21 years.
12/5/1992 V. P. Singh and hundreds arrested in Barabanki on the way to Ayodhya.
12/5/1998 Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan take over as the new Foreign Minister and Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Jagmohan takes over as Minister for Communications.
12/5/1999 India's Yukta Mookhey is crowned Miss World.
12/5/1999 The Union Home Ministry ask Intelligence Bureau (IB) to conduct an inquiry against IB officials in ISRO spy case.
12/5/2000 Postal staff go on a nationwide indefinite strike which the Government termed as 'illegal'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/1/1897Girja Dayal Girish, great poet and writer, was born at Saraiyan Mahipat Singh, U.P.
1/1/1897Maharana Pratap Singh of Udaipur, great freedom fighter, soldier and revolutionary, passed away. His son Amar Singh succeeded him.
8/28/1934Justice Sujata Manohar was born.
7/7/1946Gandhiji addressed the A.I.C.C. meeting at Bombay; Congress accepted the Cabinet Mission plan of May 16.
1/1/19958th World Tamil Conference begins in Madurai.
1/22/1903Shankar Das Banerji, lawyer and politician, was born at Calcutta.
11/21/1999The Centre retired two members of the Prasar Bharati Board, Ms. Romila Thapar, eminent historian and Mr. Rajendra Yadav.
6/16/1946Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.
9/9/1991Gold ornaments pledged by the Goans to the Portugese bank returned to owners.
5/15/1993K.M. Cariappa, field marshal and Major General, passed away at the age of 93.