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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/22/1666 Shahjahan (Sjihab Al-Din Sultan C Shah D Jahan), great Mughal emperor, died at the Agra fort as a prisoner, to rest besides Mumtaz in Taj Mahal. Jahanara arranged that Sahjahan be laid.
1/22/1683 Shri Samarth Ramdas passed away.
1/22/1760 In the battle at Wandiwash (India), after their victory against the French, the British virtually had no European opponent left in India.
1/22/1858 Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was sentenced to death.
1/22/1877 Tarun Ram Phookun, ''Deshabhakta'', great lawyer, orator, eminent writer and President of the Assam Chhatra Sammelan in 1928, was born in Gauhati, district Kamrup, Assam.
1/22/1886 Harikrishna Premi, Hindi writer, passed away.
1/22/1899 Dilipkumar Roy, classical musician, was born.
1/22/1901 Nirmal Kumar Bose was born.
1/22/1901 Queen Victoria (1819-1901) passed away at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, South England, after a brief illness. She had been throned for almost 64 years, which is the longest reign in British history. She had given her name to an age ""Victorian Britain"".
1/22/1903 Shankar Das Banerji, lawyer and politician, was born at Calcutta.
1/22/1906 Judge Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah, chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
1/22/1922 Shanta Buddhisagar, famous Marathi writer, was born.
1/22/1945 The Indian 7th Division captures Tilin at Burma.
1/22/1963 The National Library for the Blind, the first national institute of its kind, was set up at Dehradun.
1/22/1965 Plutonium Project (Sanyantra) was inaugurated at Trombay, Mumbai.
1/22/1967 Atomic Energy Center was renamed after Homi Jahangir Bhabha as 'Bhabha Atomic Research Centre' at Trombay, Mumbai.
1/22/1971 Judge Sarv Mittra Sikri became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 25/04/1973.
1/22/1973 Swami Ramanand Tirth, politician and educationalist, passed away.
1/22/1980 Bal Ram Jakhar elected Lok Sabha Speaker.
1/22/1986 Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards instituted.
1/22/1986 Satwant Singh, Balbir Singh and Kehar Singh, all sikhs, were sentenced to death for the assassination of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
1/22/1989 DMK swept to power in Tamil Nadu Assembly election.
1/22/1989 Madhya Pradesh CM Arjun Singh resigns on Churhat lottery case grounds.
1/22/1990 FIR registered in Bofors kickbacks case.
1/22/1990 The International Literacy Campaign was launced in the country by the Prime Minister at a national function held at New Delhi. (8-9-90).
1/22/1992 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was announced to be given to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
1/22/1992 Government raises Suzuki share in Maruti to 50 per cent making it the first public sector company to go private.
1/22/1993 A Patna-Lucknow-Delhi IA flight IC-810 was hijacked by a certain Satish Chandra Pandey shortly after take-off.
1/22/1996 Janata Dal parliamentary party leader Sharad Yadav resigns from Lok Sabha membership (Jain hawala case).
1/22/1997 Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, former Union Ministers Ajit Singh, Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav and five others chargesheeted by CBI in Rs. 3.5 crore Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs bribery case.
1/22/1998 Second Lieutenant Punit Datta is posthumously selected for the nation's highest peace time gallantry award, Ashok Chakra.
1/22/2000 India retains the golf title in the SAARC championship in Dhaka.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/18/199112 LTTE militants commit suicide.
8/3/1939Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.
12/1/1990Vijayalaxmi Pandit, first Indian Lady Ambassador and Politician, passed away at the age of 90 years.
11/18/1937Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v Eng, 0-22), was born in Delhi.
5/24/1933Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind vs Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), was born in Dudhani, Maharashtra.
1/3/1985Azharuddin scores 110 in first Test innings.
1/26/1950Government of India accepted the National Emblem. It consisted of Head of Lion which is taken from Ashok piller situated near Sarnath.
8/8/1968Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler), was born in Mannar.
11/20/1955Kripal Singh scores 100* on Test debut, India v New Zealand.
4/8/1923Plague in India killed 1,000 in past week.