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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/1/1764 Battle of Anvadi.
12/1/1885 Dattatreya Balkrishna Kalelkar, famous Gandhian Gujrathi llitterateur and educationist, was born at Satara in Maharashtra.
12/1/1886 Raja Mahendra Pratap, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Musran in U.P.
12/1/1894 Bhim Sen Sachar, freedom fighter, leader and Chief Minister of Punjab, was born.
12/1/1900 Chidambaranar Thiru Thamizaringar, great author, journalist and homeopath, was born at Sirukadambur, Tamil Nadu.
12/1/1911 Dayarnav Raghunath Kopardekar, founder of ""Indrayani Sahitya Prakashan Sanstha"", was born.
12/1/1921 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, great nationalist leader, social reformer and freedom fighter was arrested by the British police for six months and sent to jail.
12/1/1921 Des Raj Kalia, great librarian, was born at Fazilka, Punjab.
12/1/1928 The first talkie filmshow, named as 'British Talkies' , was released on December 1, 1928, at Globe Theatres, Calcutta.
12/1/1931 The Second Round Table conference that began in London ended. Congress was solely represented by Gandhi and Muslim League by Sir Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam, etc. Two committees were setup to carry out the work of the conference on Federal Structure and Minorities. Gandhi was the member of both committees. He claimed that being the sole representative of the Congress, he represented the whole of India. Quaid-e-Azam replied that Muslims are a separate nation. Sir Shafi demanded that the 14 points of Quaid-e-Azam be incorporated in future constitution.
12/1/1932 A round-table conference on India fails to reach an agreement at London.
12/1/1942 No. 8 Squadron was raised meanwhile, absorbing the remaining coastal defence flight personnel.
12/1/1946 Australia compiled 645 vs India at Gabba. Bradman made 187 runs.
12/1/1947 India all out for 58 vs Australia at Gabba.
12/1/1951 Abanindra Nath Tagore, famous Indian painter and sculptor, died in Calcutta.
12/1/1955 Nikita Khrushchev delivers speech condemning British colonialism.
12/1/1960 Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer DFC became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/07/1964.
12/1/1963 Nagaland becomes the 16th state of Indian union.
12/1/1964 Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University established.
12/1/1965 Border Security Force was organised, which would be armed and trained to man the International Border with Pakistan.
12/1/1966 Nagaland becomes a state of the Indian Union.
12/1/1970 T. Swaminathan was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 02-11-1972
12/1/1974 Sucheta Kriplani, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, passed away.
12/1/1982 Pakistan beats India to win hockey gold in the Asian Games.
12/1/1985 Rajiv Gandhi concludes the first official visit to Japan by an Indian Prime Minister at Tokyo.
12/1/1989 A 13-member Sikkim Sangram Parishad Ministry headed by Nar Bahadur Bhandari assumes office in Sikkim.
12/1/1989 Dr. Chenna Reddi (Congress-I) becomes CM of Andhra Pradesh.
12/1/1989 V. P. Singh is named the new prime minister.
12/1/1989 National Front decides to form a government with outside support from the BJP and the Left Parties.
12/1/1990 Vijayalaxmi Pandit, first Indian Lady Ambassador and Politician, passed away at the age of 90 years.
12/1/1991 Stone laid for the Sanskrit University at Kaladi, the birthplace of Adi Sankara.
12/1/1992 17 ministers of the BJP government in Rajasthan quit for the 'Karseva' at Ayodhya.
12/1/1993 Tata Steel's Amit Bhaduria win's India's first gold medal in the 10th Asian Track and Field meet in Manila in discus throw.
12/1/1993 World AIDS day.
12/1/1993 Nirubhai Desai, freedom fighter, veteran journalist and socialist, passed away.
12/1/1994 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
12/1/1997 At least 61 persons, including 22 women and 17 children, belonging to SC and extremely backward communities are gunned down by banned private army of feudal landlords, Ranbir Sena, at Bathe-Lakshmanpur village in Bihar's Jehanabad district.
12/1/1998 Dhian Singh (103), freedom fighter dies at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. He was a member of the Indian National Army and was jailed a number of times during the freedom movement.
12/1/1998 P. Subramaniam Poti (75), former Chief Justice of Kerala and Gujarat High Court, dies of a heart attack.
12/1/1999 Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister, is named ""`Woman of the Millennium'' in a BBC pol
12/1/1999 Supreme Court quashes a pending inquiry initiated by the Election Commission against former Union Finance Minister Manmohan Singh.
12/1/2000 An armed intruder snipes at naval commando Satvir Singh at the official residence of the Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar in the high- security Rajaji Marg area in New Delhi. The Navy sets up an enquiry board to probe the incident.
12/1/2000 There would be a cap of 20 per cent equity for broadcasters planning to operate DTH television services, said I&B minister Sushma Swaraj.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/9/2000The Reserve Bank of India issued bank notes in the denomination of Rs.1000 in the Mahatma Gandhi series bearing the leader's portrait in the watermark and signature of Dr. Bimal Jalan, Governor of the RBI. The length of the note is 177 mm and the width is 73 mm. The notes are printed in a combination of offset and intaglio processes. This is the first note with intaglio printing on it.
11/1/1954French handed over their territories of Pondicherry, Mahe, Karikal and Yanon to the Government of India.
5/12/1992Ms. Santosh Yadav (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) becomes the second Indian woman to set foot atop Mt. Everest.
5/4/1989Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, famous Bengali litterateur, passed away.
1/12/1934Surya Sen (Master Da), revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army, who attacked the armoury of Chittagong with 62 men of the Indian Republican Army, was hanged at Chittgong Jail by the Britishers.
1/12/1934Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
1/2/1960Raman Lamba, Cricketer was Born
7/22/1998Sahib Singh Verma, Delhi Chief Minister, and BJP vice-president K. L. Sharma are fined Rs. 100 each for riding a motorcycle without helmet in New Delhi.
3/29/1992Centenary celebrations of Tansa Dam held at Tansa. No of Seats of the Standing Committee and Education Committee increased from 20 to 27and 20 to 26 respectively and that of the B.E.S. & T. Committee from 12 to 17 (Vide Maharashtra Act XXI of 1992) (CIVIC).
4/20/1930The Viceroy imposes an ordinance for the suppression of terrorism, following a series of attacks.