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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.
8/21/1879 Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.
8/21/1931 Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.
8/21/1955 Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.
8/21/1972 A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.
8/21/1978 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
8/21/1981 Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar ""Kakasaheb"", freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.
8/21/1986 Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.
8/21/1987 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 - 1992).
8/21/1988 500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.
8/21/1990 Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .
8/21/1991 Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.
8/21/1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
8/21/1997 Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.
8/21/1997 Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.
8/21/2000 Mahatma Gandhi's daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.
8/21/2000 Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/9/1997John Major, British Prime Minister, addresses plenary session of the 'Partnership Summit' organised in Calcutta by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
9/28/1965India-Pakistan hostility erupts into a war lead by Pakistan.
4/15/1890Gaganvihari Lalubhai Mehta, famous Indian economist, politician and journalist, was born.
2/2/1977Jagjivan Ram, Cabinet member of 30 years, resigns to protest emergency rule causing minor split in Congress party.
11/1/1961First passenger Plane flight AVRO HS748.
12/28/1931The second round of a British-Indian conference on the political future of India collapsed in disagreement over demands by Indian nationalists for complete independence. The British government had seemed willing to grant a limited dominion status. But Mahatma Gandhi, who had come to the conference to present the demands of the All-India Nationalist Congress, refused to accept anything less than complete independence. The breakdown of the talks set off a new round of disorders, Gandhi was greeted by rioting in the streets of Bombay between upper-caste Hindu members of the Congress party and ""untouchable"" caste members who had turned against him.
1/15/1996Victoria Terminus (VT) station in Mumbai renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus by the Centre.
10/20/1919Chaitanyabala Divatia, great author, was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
4/29/2000The Army institutes a high-level court of inquiry under Maj. Gen. C.B. Suku to look into the causes of the arms depot conflagration.
8/27/1958Metric system of weights and measures introduced.