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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Qutubu'd-din Aibak (1206-1210) was crowned at Lahore after the death of Muhammad of Ghuri. He was originally a slave of Turkestan. As he started his career as a slave, the dynasty founded by him in India is known as ""Slave Dynasty"". The construction of Qutabminar was started during his regime. Since he was very generous, the people called him ""Lakh Baksh"".
7/24/1783 Simon Bolivar, great dynamic leader and social reformer, was born at Carcas.
7/24/1837 Kanishta, son of Samajya Laxshmi, was killed.
7/24/1911 Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, was born.
7/24/1932 Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.
7/24/1932 Madhukar Devram Toradmal, famous actor and playwright, was born.
7/24/1985 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sikh leader Sant Harchand Singh Longowal of Akali Dal signed a peace contract known as 'Punjab Accord' thus ending the four-year agitation in Punjab.
7/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in Lok Sabha resign on the issue of C & AG report on Bofors gun deal.
7/24/1991 Industrial licensing scrapped.
7/24/1991 Union budget imposes all-round price hike.
7/24/1992 Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
7/24/1993 Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
7/24/1994 Bodo kills 37 moslems in Bashbari, North Eastern India.
7/24/1996 Govt. decides to raise the ceiling on the maximum amount of retirement/death gratuity from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
7/24/1997 Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
7/24/1997 Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
7/24/1998 India signs a deal with Russia for purchasing the aircraft-carrier.
7/24/1999 Om Prakash Chautala is sworn in the Chief Minister of Haryana, and will seek trust vote on July 27.
7/24/1999 Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
7/24/2000 S. Vijayalakshmi becomes the first Indian woman Grandmaster in the International Grandmasters chess tournament held in Hyderabad.
7/24/2000 The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/1/2000Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Union Minister for Sports, releases the CBI report on match-fixing in New Delhi.
4/5/1908Babu Jagjivan Ram, valiant freedom fighter, was born in Chandwa village in Bhojpur, Bihar. He held many prominent ministerial portfolios such as Communications Minister (1952-56), Railway Minister (1956-62), Food and Agriculture Minister (1967-70) and Defence Minister (1970-74). After 1977, he became the Deputy Prime Minister (Defence) in Janta regime. Thereafter, he established Congress (J). His uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986 is a world record. This day is commemorated as ""Samta Diwas"".
4/27/1907Fearing uprising in Punjab, British arm volunteers.
6/30/1917Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji, great Indian, patriot and one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, politician and merchant, died at the age of 92.
3/1/1997India under-19 team wins third `Test', claims three-test series 2-0 win in Matara.
5/19/1980Dr. Ramashankar Shukla 'Rasal', famous writer, passed away.
10/27/1992Veerappa Moily, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, resigned from Bangarappa Government in Karnataka.
7/2/1993Delhi High Court stays the Lok Sabha Speaker's order disqualifying four Janata Dal MPs under the anti-defection law.
9/30/1908Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
2/5/1919Sitaram Kesri, veteran Congress leader, was born.