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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar captured Ahmednagar.
8/19/1757 The first rupee coin was minted in Calcutta by the East India Company.
8/19/1887 S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.
8/19/1903 Gangadhar Devram Khanolkar, biographer and critic, was born.
8/19/1907 Acharya Hajariprasad Dwivedi was born.
8/19/1910 Sister Alphonsa, teacher and social worker, was born at Kudamaloor, Kerala.
8/19/1916 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India, was born.
8/19/1927 Ananta Narsinha Naik, social reformer and politician, was born at Bandora, Goa.
8/19/1934 Dr. Hiralal died. He was a distinguished historian and contributed numerous articles to 'Indian Antiquary', 'Epigraphia Indica', The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc. He was also an honorary correspondent in Archaeology to the Government of India.
8/19/1944 The last Japanese troops driven out of India.
8/19/1946 Cabinet Mission's plan announced an interim government, which was formed by reconstituting the Viceroy's Executive Council. The Muslim League took umbrage and started direct action. Riots broke out as Muslims attacked Hindu's in Calcutta and the rest of Bengal. The Viceroy persuaded the Muslim League to join the government. But the League declined to join the Constituent Assembly unless the demand for a seperate state of ""Pakistan"" was conceded.
8/19/1947 Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, died.
8/19/1976 Nagarjun Sagar University established in Andhra Pradesh.
8/19/1977 Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.9 on the Richter Scale hits Indian Ocean. It is believed to be the strongest ever earthquake.
8/19/1992 K.R.Narayanan elected the ninth Vice President of India.
8/19/1993 Sharad Pawar elected to Maharashtra Legislative Council from Pune.
8/19/1993 Y. D. Lokurkar, senior journalist, died.
8/19/1993 Utpal Dutt, famous actor, writer, director and producer, died. He was 64.
8/19/1994 Rupee made fully convertible on current account.
8/19/1996 Gujarat's expelled BJP leader Shankersingh Waghela forms a new party called 'Rashtriya Janata Party'.
8/19/1999 India's role in ASEAN, ARF is lauded at a colloquium in Singapore.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/23/1995400 people, mostly children and their parents, die in a fire that broke out during the Annual Day celebrations of DAV Public School. The fire was suspected to be caused due to electric short-circuit in Mandi Dabwali, Haryana.
1/16/1997Dr. Datta Samant, Trade Union leader, shot dead in Mumbai.
10/21/1789Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
2/17/1998Delhi-Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy super-league match in Chennai was abandoned owing to pitch tampering.
8/1/1916Mrs. Annie Besant in cooperation with Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the Home Rule League Movement with Dadabhai Naoroji as its President.
1/15/1996Victoria Terminus (VT) station in Mumbai renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus by the Centre.
2/20/1999India and Pakistan signed a formal agreement for launching the Delhi-Lahore bus service.
2/23/19905-member Ministry headed by R. K. Ranbir Singh in Manipur elected.
5/17/1887Ranglal Bandopadhyay, Bengali poet, essay-writer and journalist, passed away.
6/4/1941National Seva Dal was established.