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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/17/1674 Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
06/17/1756 Nawab Sira-ud-Daulah attacked on Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers and captured it on June 21.
06/17/1824 Bureau of Indian Affairs established.
06/17/1839 Lord William Bentik, governor general of India, was born.
06/17/1862 Lord Charles Jhon Canning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), died.
06/17/1887 Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.
06/17/1903 Jyotiprasad Agarwal, Assamia playwright, poet and music director, was born.
06/17/1913 Waman Vasudev Chitle (Bal Chitle), Marathi story writer and editor, was born.
06/17/1917 Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living at Hriday Kunj in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.
06/17/1917 Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner and social worker, was born at Lahore.
06/17/1928 Pandit Gop Bandhu Das, famous writer, social worker and the creator of Orissa, passed away.
06/17/1933 The civil disobedience campaign ended.
06/17/1947 Burma was adopted as republic by constitution assembly.
06/17/1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.
06/17/1961 The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, makes its maiden flight.
06/17/1965 Motilal, famous actor, died.
06/17/1973 Leander Vece Paes, tennis player who singles bronze at Atlanta Olympics (1996), was born. He was also a winner of French Open in 1999, Gold Flake Open, Newport 1998, Wimbledon 1999 (doubles and mixed doubles).
06/17/1976 Montreal Olympics opens.
06/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).
06/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950).
06/17/1991 Congress and its allies secure absolute majority in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Haryana Assemblies.
06/17/1991 Prabhakar Machve, famous litterateur, passed away.
06/17/1993 Congress (I) working committee reaffirms its faith in Rao; BJP asks for PM's resignation .
06/17/1993 K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.
06/17/1994 Twelve opposition legislators in Sikkim resign.
06/17/1995 Motilal Vohra, UP Governor, sets agenda for a two-day special session of the UP Assembly asking the speaker to take up a motion against self first.
06/17/1996 Balasahab Devras, Sarsangha Chalak of Rashtriya Sawyamsewak Sangh, died.
06/17/2000 Danial Latifi (83), well known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, died of cancer in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/11/1994Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy.
10/03/1950India protests U.N. troops' crossing of 38th parallel in New York.
11/10/1901Formal inauguration of the new North-West Frontier Province created out of the Punjab.
01/15/1919Ahmed Mohammad Mamsa, cricket Test Umpire for 6 tests from 1963-73, was born at Mumbai.
03/30/1993India forgoes Narmada loan balance because of World Bank's strict regulations.
12/03/1991An all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu led by CM Jayalalita urges the PM to gazette the interim award on Cauvery.
05/13/1962Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963).
05/16/1994Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
08/15/1947Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru becomes the first Indian Prime Minister of free India.
06/23/1984An Air-India jumbo jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland today, killing all 329 people on board. Indian officials said the crash apparently was caused by a bomb placed aboard the jetliner by a Sikh extremist group as retaliation for an army raid.