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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/30/1883 Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, died in Ajmer.
10/30/1887 Sukumar Roy, famous Bengali children's litterateur, was born.
10/30/1889 Acharya Narendra Deo, educationist, freedom fighter and politician, was born at Sitapur, U.P.
10/30/1908 Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Pasumpon village, Tamil Nadu.
10/30/1909 Homi Jahangir Bhabha, famous nuclear scientist, was born in Bombay.
10/30/1924 Word Saving Day.
10/30/1928 Madhav Vinayak Gothoskar, cricket Test umpire for 14 tests from 1972-84, was born in Mumbai.
10/30/1933 Dara Nadirsha Dotiwala, cricket Test umpire for 6 tests from 1981-88, was born in Mumbai.
10/30/1947 The government rejects Kashmir's decision to join India in Pakistan.
10/30/1947 The first Spitfires from the Advanced Flying School at Ambala reached Srinagar and were soon engaged in strafing the raiders beyond Pattan. Within a week, the Tempests of No. 7 Squadron were playing a decisive role in the battle of Shelatang which halted the forward momentum of the insurgents.
10/30/1949 Pramond Venkatesh Devidas Mahajan was born in Mahaboobnagar (Andhra Pradesh).
10/30/1963 Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, nationalist, freedom fighter and social worker, died at Madurai.
10/30/1966 First meeting of the Shiv Sena at Shivaji Park.
10/30/1976 Elections to the lower house of the Indian Parliament suspended again until early 1978.
10/30/1977 One hundred thousand Tamil Hindu tea-pickers, who were expatriated from Sri Lanka, are shipped to Madras, South India.
10/30/1977 Demonstrators and police clash in Madras as Indira Gandhi tours the country.
10/30/1990 Several people died and many injured as security forces opened fire at a crowd marching towards Ram Janmabhumi/Babari Masjid to perform 'karseva'.
10/30/1991 Bansilal Ladda, veteran freedom fighter and law expert, passed away.
10/30/1991 Norberto Carvalho, vetern freedom fighter of Goa freedom fight, passed away.
10/30/1992 India and China decide to continue peace measures and open more points for border trade.
10/30/1994 Swaran Singh, 87, former External Affairs minister, died.
10/30/1994 India seeks Chinese support for Security Council membership.
10/30/1996 CBI chargesheets Rao and six others including Buta Singh and Capt. Satish Sharma in the Rs. 3.5 cr. JMM MPs pay-off case.
10/30/1996 Former PM Narasimha Rao appears before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi, as an accused in the St. Kitts forgery case.
10/30/1996 ITC $100 million scam, the country's biggest ever FERA violation case, was unearthed by the Enforcement Directorate.
10/30/1996 Pop star Michael Jackson arrives in Bombay.
10/30/1997 Kerala Kaumudi's Kannur edition and Internet edition begin.
10/30/1999 G.V.G. Krishnamurthy, former Election Commissioner, seeks enhanced security in the wake of threats to his life.
10/30/1999 The Central Ministerial team led by Mr. Advani is prevented from making an on-the-spot assessment of the havoc wrecked by the super cyclone.
10/30/2000 The 160-page CBI's report on cricket match-fixing names Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Ajay Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar and former physiotherapist Dr. Ali Irani for their deep-rooted nexus with betting syndicates. It virtually gives a clean chit to Kapil Dev.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/13/1901Four Language panels were started on Rs. 10/- notes. First time four corner serial numbers were introduced. This panel had Indian languages which varied from state to state.
7/9/1875The Bombay Stock Exchange, the first in India, was constructed under the shade of a large banyan tree.
3/1/1987A Pakistani official quoted as saying, ""Pakistan has nuclear bomb capabilities at New Delhi"".
2/10/1806Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara, freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Kainakary , Kerala.
10/6/1997I. K. Gujral, PM, begins visit to South Africa, which was the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister.
1/30/1997Fifth Pay Commission submits proposals; minimum salary Rs. 2440 pm and maximum 26,000. Cabinet Secretary 30,000; six-day week; retirement at 60, etc. proposed.
10/12/1997Queen Elizebeth II, accompanied by husband Duke of Edinburgh Philips, arrived in New Delhi on a week-long state visit to mark India's 50th anniversary of Independence.
12/9/1999BJP expels former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
12/14/1998The Government introduces the controversial Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.
1/25/1983Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982).