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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, was born on Baisakhi in a Khatri family in Talwandi Rae Bhoe in Pakistan, known as Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak's birthday has been traditionally celebrated on Katik Poornamashi. Althought the correct birth date has been established as Vaisakh 1 (April 14), it will continue to be celebrated on Katik Poornamashi until such time as it is changed to Vaisakh 1. (Most Sikhs in the present day consider themselves members of a separate religion.).
Guru Arjun Dev, Sikh Guru, was born.
4/14/1659 Aurangzeb defeated his brother Dara Shukoh to capture the throne of Delhi.
4/14/1772 Ahmadshah Abdali passed away.
4/14/1891 Dr. Bhimrao Ramji 'Babasaheb' Ambedkar, India's great social reformer, politician, author, architect, lawyer and agitator, was born in Maharashtra.
4/14/1905 Earthquake at Kangra region in Himachal.
4/14/1907 P. C. Joshi, famous Leftist leader and thinker, was born.
4/14/1914 Takli Shivshankar, famous Malyalam novelist and short story writer, was born.
4/14/1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48), was born at Mamandur, Tamil Nadu.
4/14/1919 Gandhiji confesses at Nadiad his ""Himalayan Miscalculation"" regarding satyagraha martial law declared in Punjab.
4/14/1925 Harisingh Gogumal Kishanchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52), was born in Karachi.
4/14/1941 Julie Christie, actress (Dr Zhivago), was born in Assam, India.
4/14/1944 Blast in ammunition loaded on 1,318 tonned freighter 'S. S. Fort Stikine' which was anchored in Victoria Dock at Bombay. The explosion killed 1376 people, wrecking 27 ships and destroying 40,000 tons of food.
4/14/1948 Law about Atomic Energy implemented in India.
4/14/1950 Sri Raman Maharshi, modern south Indian saint, passed away .
4/14/1952 Three integrated Railway Zones, Northern, North Eastern and Eastern inaugurated.
4/14/1962 Sir Mokshagundam Vivesvaraya, father of modern engineering, passed away at the age of 102. He was receipent of ""Bharat Ratna"" Award.
4/14/1963 Maha Pandit Rahul Sanskrityayan, great Hindi writer, politician and professor, passed away at Darjeeling.
4/14/1979 Sanjiva Reddy,President, flagged off the first electric train in Madras.
4/14/1988 Ashok Kumar, actor, recieved the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
4/14/1989 Ranjan Roy, captain of Indian Navy, and his wife Rupali Roy started off in a Maruti car.
4/14/1990 J&K Assembly dissolved.
4/14/1990 L. P. Poarbosa sworn in as CM of Goa.
4/14/1990 Over 90 persons killed in an Airbus crash in Bangalore.
4/14/1990 Veena Vidwan S. Balachander passed away.
4/14/1991 NF promises 5-10\% jobs to economically backward sections among the upper castes.
4/14/1992 The 79th Plenary session of the Indian National Congress opens in Tirupati.
4/14/1993 The Cabinet Committee approves delicensing of car, refrigerator and leather goods industries.
4/14/1995 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah.
4/14/1998 Kushabhau Thakre is declared elected BJP president.
4/14/2000 The AIADMK expels senior leaders Sedapatti R. Muthiah, S. Raghupathy and Karuppusamy Pandian for ''anti-party activities''.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/1/1996Motilal Vohra, U.P. Governor, resigns (hawala case).
3/5/1991Congress threatens to withdraw support to the minority government of Chandrasekhar on the issue of police surveillance in Rajiv Gandhi's residence.
6/30/1968Makhanlal Chaturvedi, famous journalist and litterateur, passed away.
6/14/1880Satish Chandra Dasgupta, rural Scientist, was born.
8/7/1925Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan was born in Kumbakonam. He went to Britain and took his Ph.D from the school of Agriculture in Cambridge in 1952. He developed high yielding strains of wheat and rice and accomplished difficult crosses in potato and jute species. In 1971, he was awarded The Ramon Magsaysay Award for generating a new confidence in the agricultural capabilities of the country. He was the Director of the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. He is also the first agriculture scientist to win the Albert Einstein world science Award in 1986.
2/8/1943Subhashchandra Bose started his journey to Japan from Kiel along with his secretary Major Abid Hassan in a submarine.
6/8/2000Bomb blasts rock churches in three states (A.P, Karnataka and Goa).
6/18/1994The strength of the Sikkim Sangram Parishad ministry led by Sanchaman Limboo reduced to 14 in the 32-member house.
2/23/1993Noted Hindi poet Naresh Mehta wins Gyanpith Award.
3/3/1996Haryana govt. bans liquor vends and bars in rural areas.