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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
03/27/1552 Guru Angad Dev, Sikh Guru, passed away.
03/27/1767 Khanderao Holkar, one of the Generals in Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
03/27/1845 Wilhelm Conrad Von Roentgen, professor and first nobel prize winner, was born at Lennep, Germany.
03/27/1878 Britishers sent Indian soldiers to Malta considering that the Russian would attack.
03/27/1898 Syed Ahmad Khan, great social reformer, educationist, journalist, leader and one of the most eminent builders of Modern India, passed away at Aligarh.
03/27/1942 Gandhiji meets Sir Stafford Cripps in New Delhi; later declares Cripps proposals to be a ""post-dated cheque"".
03/27/1966 Indira Gandhi meets Johnson in Washington.
03/27/1977 The government revoked the national Emergency promulgated on Dec. 3, 1971.
03/27/1977 N. Sanjeeva Reddy elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
03/27/1989 Delhi beat Bengal by an innings and 210 to win the Ranji Trophy.
03/27/1989 T. N. Seshan was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 23-12-1989.
03/27/1990 A 10-member Progressive Democratic Front Ministry led by Churchill Alemao sworn in Goa.
03/27/1990 21 people die as a bus accidentally touched a high voltage wire in Karagpur India.
03/27/1991 Chautala recommends Assembly dissolution.
03/27/1992 India signs Friendship Treaty with Ukraine.
03/27/1993 Hari Singh from Haryana hijacks an IA plane, but surrender after 8 hours.
03/27/1996 President and Governors of respective states issue notifications for elections to the 11th Lok Sabha and 6 State Assemblies.
03/27/1997 40 more inducted in UP cabinet, raising strength to 45.
03/27/1997 Punjab men and Railway women win National volleyball league in Tiruppur.
03/27/1997 South African President Nelson Mandela arrives in New Delhi on official visit.
03/27/1999 World No. 2 Viswanathan Anand won the title with a round to spare in the rapid section of the Amber rapid and blindfold chess tournaments in Monte Carlo.
03/27/2000 After more than two-and-a-half-years, a Delhi court resumes trial in the St. Kitts forgery case following Delhi High Court's order upholding the lower court's verdict on framing of charges.
03/27/2000 Mohan Bagan lifts title in the National Football league in Calcutta.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/15/1997K. R. Narayanan, President, posthumously confers nation's highest peace-time gallantry award 'Ashok Chakra' to second Lieutenant Puneet Dutta.
02/22/1994Punjab brought back to international air map after 10 years with the introduction of flights to 8 countries from Amritsar Rajasansi Airport.
12/22/1994Sunil Gavaskar takes oath of office as the Sheriff of Bombay.
12/28/2000The Kanchi Acharya presents the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati national eminence awards to former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi (in absentia), scientist Ramnarayan Agarwal and pravachan artist Rameshbhai Ojha.
07/25/1992Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma sworn in as the ninth President of India. He remain in this office from July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997.
07/19/2000The Centre has no locus standi in Thackeray case, says the Prime Minister and rejects the resignations of Shiv Sena nominees in the Union Cabinet-- Manohar Joshi, Suresh Prabhu and Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil.
07/23/1933Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
10/06/1999Sonia Gandhi, Congress(I) president, won the Bellary Lok Sabha seat defeating her BJP rival Sushma Swaraj by a margin of 56,100 votes.
09/04/1997Madhavrao Scindia, Tariq Anwar, Meira Kumar, Oscar Fernandes and R. R. Dhawan appointed AICC general-secretaries by party president Sitaram Kesri.
08/09/1998India moves the World Trade Organisation against the European Union reimposing anti-dumping duties on unbleached cotton gray fabric imports.