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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni began his first real expedition to India by defeating the Hindu King Jaipal. He won Afghanisthan and Punjab in Peshawar battle. This was the first major Muslim conquest in India.
11/27/1778 Joseph Lin flew upto 2,286 meters high with the help of a baloon.
11/27/1870 Dattatreya Balwant Parasnis, famous history researcher and collector of historical items, was born.
11/27/1881 Kashi Prasad Jayaswal, great lawyer, philosopher and eminent historian, was born at Mirzapur, UP.
11/27/1888 Ganesh Vasudeo Malvankar, great social worker, educationist, writer and first speaker of Lok Sabha, was born in Baroda.
11/27/1907 Harivanshrai Bachchan, famous Hindi writer and poet, was born at Allahabad.
11/27/1920 Kanhaiyalal Bhagwandas Harjal, educationist, was born at Mohpa, Maharashtra.
11/27/1935 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), was born in Delhi
11/27/1946 London announces parley on India; Muslims accept, Hindus decline.
11/27/1962 Britain agreed to supply arms to India.
11/27/1972 Bhutto reports the release of 616 Indian prisoners captured in the Indian-Pakistani dispute at Pakistan.
11/27/1976 Gajanan Tryambak Madkholkar, famous journalist, novelist and critic, passed away.
11/27/1984 Percy Norris, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay, assassinated in Bombay.
11/27/1992 Sachin Tendulkar, 19 years and 22 days old, becomes the youngest cricketer to make 1,000 test runs while playing in Johannesburg.
11/27/1993 Splendid bowling by Anil Kumble (6 for 12) helps India to beat West Indies by 102 runs in the Hero Cup finals in Calcutta.
11/27/1994 D. V. Purohit (Nanasaheb), veteran freedom figher and revolutionary, passed away.
11/27/1994 Shyam Vyas, veteran Hindi story writer, passed away.
11/27/1998 India retains the Asia Cup tennis championship in Delhi beating Uzbekistan 2-1 in the final.
11/27/1999 Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob is sworn in Punjab Governor.
11/27/1999 BJP recaptures the Jaipur Civic body posts by winning 49 out of 70 seats.
11/27/1999 BJP suspends former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh from the primary membership of the Party for defying Mr. Vajpayee.
11/27/2000 After three decades, English was again made compulsory in Gujarat schools from Standard V from the next academic year.
11/27/2000 Supreme Court grants bail to four AIADMK men accused in the 2nd February Dharmapuri bus burning incident.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/21/1882Vaman Malhar Joshi, Marathi novelist, was born.
11/14/1919Anantrao Bhalerao, freedom fighter, journalist and editor of daily news paper ""Marathawada"", was born.
5/12/1992Security scandal, RBI extends probe to four foreign banks.
10/13/1998India, Mauritius sign an agreement on civil aviation in New Delhi in the presence of its two Prime Ministers.
2/17/1993Rani Gaidinliu, freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader, died at her native village in Manipur. The British army made a surprise attack on her position and captured her. On 17th October, 1932, Pandit Nehru once wrote ""A day will come when India will remember her and cherishe her"".
5/14/1976Pakistan and India agree to resume diplomatic ties.
3/18/1972First Indian Book Fair was organised by National Book Trust in New Delhi.
11/30/1999Prof. M. N. Sromovas, (83), well-known Sociologist in Bangalore, died.
9/30/1922Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, great historian and author, was born at Domeli village (Punjab).
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.