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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar, great Mughal Emperor, won Kabul.
8/10/1755 Narayanrao Peshwa was born.
8/10/1758 Marathas won the Atak.
8/10/1855 Alladiya Khan, famous singer of Kolhapur court, was born.
8/10/1860 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, the great architect of the renaissance of Hindustani music and who played a vital role in giving re-birth to North Indian classical music, was born at Balukeshwar, Maharashtra.
8/10/1894 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, the fourth former President of India, was born at Berhampur in Orissa. He was one of the patriarchs of Trade Union Movement of India.
8/10/1901 Narayan Pillai Gopala Pillai, great poet and educationist, was born in Quilon, Kerala.
8/10/1904 Japanese troups were defeated by the Russian Amry at Port Aurther.
8/10/1905 Sundarji Gokuldas Betard, modern Gujrathi poet, was born.
8/10/1927 Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu, first Indian astronomer, litterateur and Urdu poet, was born at Madras.
8/10/1930 In the 'Gandhi Cap Case' in Guntur, the magistrate prohibits wearing of Gandhi caps within a five-mile radius of the town.
8/10/1942 Manju Bala Patil was shot on the road at Mumbai by the British Police.
8/10/1948 Atomic Energy Commission established.
8/10/1963 The Kamraj Plan.
8/10/1979 Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian Space launch vehicle, failed to be placed in orbit.
8/10/1982 Memorial of 201 martyrs from Maharashtra inaugurated.
8/10/1986 Gen. A.S. Vaidya, who was Chief of Army Staff, at the time of 'Operation Blue Star', was shot dead at Pune.
8/10/1988 Ramakrishna Hegde resigns as CM of Karnataka on moral grounds in connection with phone tapping issue.
8/10/1989 Panchayatraj' and 'Nagarpalika' bills were passed in Parliament's Lok Sabha.
8/10/1991 Delhi airport police foils an attempt by a Saudi national to smuggle out a minor girl named Ameena.
8/10/1992 Ram Niwas Mirdha appointed Chairman of the JPC on scam.
8/10/1992 P. P. Thorat, retired Lt and General, died.
8/10/1993 Election Commission withdrew controversial order. By-polls to be held before 10.
8/10/1993 Narayan Keshav Upasni, famous educationist, passed away.
8/10/1994 President's rule in J&K extended for another 6 months beginning 3rd Sept.
8/10/1995 Harishankar Parsai, famous Hindi litterateur, passed away.
8/10/1998 Sri Bhuteshanandji Maharaj, 97, president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, died in Calcutta.
8/10/2000 Arjuna Ranatunga, former Sri Lankan cricket captain, retires from international cricket.
8/10/2000 Parliament approves the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to create a hilly state of Uttaranchal.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/7/1965U.S. suspends military aid to India and Pakistan.
3/31/1993Major changes in exim policy announced.
2/6/1959Ann Chandy was appointed the first Woman judge of Kerala High Court. In 1937, she became the 'munsif'.
3/13/1996Wills World Cup Cricket semi final (India vs Sri Lanka) at Calcutta abandoned due to unruly crowd behaviour. Sri Lanka enters final.
4/8/1997Delhi High Court quashes charges of corruption and criminal conspiracy against L.K. Advani (BJP President), and former Union Minister V.C. Shukla in the Jain hawala case.
9/9/1997G. K. Moopanar, Tamil Maanila Congress president, and his party colleagues Jayanthi Natarajan, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, and Peter Alphonse, resign from Rajya Sabha membership following a petition filed by Shiv Sena member Sanjay Nirupam seeking their disqualification 'for defecting from Congress(I)'.
11/20/1967First Indian made Sounding Rocket 'Rohini RH75' launched into space from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.
6/17/1950Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.
4/8/1897Henrich Von Stephan, famous General Postal Union and freedom fighter, passed away.
2/17/1698Aurangzeb fell to Jinjee fort, seat of Maratha power, after eight-year siege.