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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Chittorgarh Fort was captured by Mughal Emperor Akbar which was circled from outside since 20th October 1567. This victory was achieved with the help of Jaimal and Patta.
The first visit of Jesuit Priest of Goa in the Court of Emperor Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri.
2/28/1712 Bahadur Shah I died at Lahore at the age of 72 in the war of succession.
2/28/1835 Medical College was started in Calcutta and it was officially opened on Feb 20.
2/28/1859 Surbhi, farmer lady of Dholi Bavli, Central India, who was arrested for helping her son Bheema Nayak in the freedom movement and was jailed in Mahamandaleshwar jail, passed away.
2/28/1884 Veer Surendra Sai, freedom fighter and revolutionary, passed away.
2/28/1900 Kondedera Madappa Kariappa, first General of independent India, was born.
2/28/1918 Srinivas Ramanujan, famous Indian scientist, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
2/28/1919 Gandhiji signs Satyagraha Pledge to secure withdrawal of Rowlatt Bills.
2/28/1919 Sunderlal Khurana, great politician and journalist, was born.
2/28/1927 Krishan Kant, vice President of India and former Young Turk, was born at Kot Mohd. Khan, district Amritsar, Punjab.
2/28/1928 C. V. Raman invented 'Raman Effect' of scattered light, which led him in achieving the 'Nobel Prize'.
2/28/1930 Sir Chandrasekhar V. Raman, Scientist, 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering ""Raman Effect"". He is also the first Indian to receive this honor in Physics, The Indian Nobel Laureates.
2/28/1930 Strike by workers of the Nizam state railways over bonus.
2/28/1936 Kamla Nehru, wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social worker, passed away near Lausanne in Switzerland.
2/28/1937 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar discovers the white dwarf maximum mass limit.
2/28/1950 The Finance Minister announces the setting up of the Planning Commission with Nehru and Nanda as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.
2/28/1951 Karsan Devji Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s), was born in Rajkot.
2/28/1963 Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, passed away at Sadaqat Ashram, Patna.
2/28/1967 General Election ( 4th) of India ends.
2/28/1968 International City Auroville inaugurated the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondechery.
2/28/1985 M.G. Katre became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/10/89).
2/28/1987 The National Science Day was celebrated for the first time at the ICMR Headquarters and all its Institutes/Centres in February 1987 through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration campaigns etc. (This has now become an annual event).
2/28/1988 Jaydev, famous music director, passed away.
2/28/1989 S. B. Chavan, Finance Minister, presents a Rs. 7337 crore-deficit budget for 1989-90.
2/28/1994 Budget with Tax Concessions of Rs.40.81 billion and a deposit of Rs.90.60 billion presented by Dr. Manmohan Singh in Parliament.
2/28/1997 The samadhi of Morarji Desai - Abhay Ghat - near Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to be converted to a national monument, this was decided on Feburary 11.
2/28/1997 Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presents an action-packed budget for 1997-98.
2/28/1998 The third and final phase of polling is held in 131 Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 States and one Union Territory.
2/28/2000 The Supreme Court orders notice to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha, on a special leave petition filed by the State Government against the Madras High Court judgment upholding the trial court's order discharging her in the ""coal import case"".


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/11/1991V. S. Narayan, 'Janmabhumi' Newspaper Group chief, died.
2/22/1845Serampore of Hooghly district and Balasore cities from Dutch purchased East Indian Company.
7/30/1996Delhi High Court rejects Narasimha Rao's petition seeking quashing of 09 order of chief metropolitan magistrate summoning him to appear as co-accused in the $ 100,000 Lakhubhai cheating case.
2/25/1998Tendulkar's first first-class 204* for Mumbai vs Australia.
3/10/1985India beat Pakistan to win ""World Championship of Cricket"". Ravi Shastri is declared champion of champions and Sunil Gavaskar steps down from the captaincy.
1/23/1920Air transportation began in India by two Royal Air Force planes between Karachi and Bombay, and Air Mail service started.
1/19/1985Dr. P. C. Alexander, principal secretary to the PM, quits following the arrest of three aides in an espionage case.
12/10/1948Human Rights Day.
3/16/1986Internationally wanted criminal Charles Sobharaj and 6 other prisoners escape from Tihar Jail.
7/28/1921The All-India Congress Party votes to boycott a forthcoming visit by the Prince of Wales and urges a boycott of imported cloth.