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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/12/1721 Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb Peshwa), third Peshwa, was born.
12/12/1872 Balkrishna Shivram Munje, freedom fighting leader and president of Hindu Mahasabha, was born.
12/12/1901 Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore founded the first dance school called as ""Kala Bhawan"" and established the ""Barahamacharya Ashram"", the core of Vishwa Bharati University of Shantiniketan, near Bolpur. It was formally opened on December.
12/12/1905 Mulkraj Anand, Indo-Anglian novelist and critic of international repute, was born in Peshawar, Pakistan.
12/12/1908 Gaandhiji released from Volksrust Gaol. Indian National Congress adopts resolution on South Africa, criticizing the harsh, humiliating and cruel treatment to British Indians in South Africa as injurious to English Empire.
12/12/1921 Gandhi organizes a complete boycott of Prince of Wales's visit to Allahabad.
12/12/1925 Dattatreya Gajanan Phadkar alias ""Dattu"" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowler all-rounder for India), Kolhapur, Maharastra, was born.
12/12/1925 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), was born in Surat, Gujarat.
12/12/1930 Babu Genu sacrificed his life to stage the boycott of foreign goods.
12/12/1947 Patel's statement in the Parliament, ""Pakistan will get Rs. 750,000,000 from the balance in cash.
12/12/1955 The President promulgated an ordinance providing the usage of Hindi with English for official purposes of Indian Union. B.G. Kher Commission (under article 344(I) of the Constitution) constituted. Hindi Teaching Scheme was introduced under Ministry of Home Affairs.
12/12/1958 Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies vs West Indies at Kanpur.
12/12/1959 Dwight D. Eisenhower, American President, came to India.
12/12/1959 Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener 1981-92), was born in Madras.
12/12/1961 Portuguese civilians are evacuated amid fears of an Indian troop invasion at Goa, Daman and Diu.
12/12/1964 HJT-16, the first Indian jet trainer, made its inaugural flight.
12/12/1964 Maithili Sharan Gupta, famous Indian poet, Hindi litterateur, writer, social worker, patriot and Padma Bhushan awardee, died.
12/12/1965 Vijayanta, first India-made millitary tank which was handed over to the Army, was manufactured at Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory at Madras.
12/12/1971 All the facilities and pocket money provided to the former kings were cancelled by the Indian Parliament.
12/12/1971 The first aerial victory was when MiG-21FLs of No. 47 Squadron shot down a PAF F-104 over the Gulf of Kutch and this was followed by three more victories in quick succession on 17 December, when MiG-21FLs of No. 29 Squadron escorting HF-24 Maruts, shot down intercepting F-104s near Uttarlai in the Rajasthan desert in gun-missile encounters, while a third F-104, on an intruding mission, was shot down by another MiG 21FL of No.29 Squadron.
12/12/1971 Sadik Gulam Muhammad, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, died.
12/12/1976 Madanlal Dhingra's ashes were brought to India.
12/12/1989 Air Chief Marshal (retd.) Arjan Singh named Delhi Lt. Governor.
12/12/1991 Violence in Karnataka over the centre's notification on Cauvery.
12/12/1992 Government asks CBI to probe the demolition of the masjid in Ayodhya.
12/12/1992 The world's largest monolithic granite statue of Lord Buddha, weighing 350 tonnes, placed on the 'Rock of Gibraltar' in the midst of Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
12/12/1992 Jasu Patel, cricketer, 29 wkts for India and best 9-69 vs Australia, passed away.
12/12/1994 N.T. Rama Rao, TDP leader in Andhra Pradesh, and Pavan Kumar Chamling, leader of Sikkim Democratic Front, take oath of office; Rishang Keishing of Manipur sworn in as CM; Liquor banned in AP by NT Rama Rao.
12/12/1996 India and Bangladesh arrive at a settlement to share Ganga water.
12/12/1999 No transparency in judicial appointments, says Justice Kuldip Singh, retired judge of the Supreme Court.
12/12/1999 R. K. Raghavan, CBI Director, said the agency will be ready for probe again in Priyadarshini Matto murder case.
12/12/1999 Ram Prakash Gupta, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, said Ram temple issue is still on BJP's agenda.
12/12/2000 A special court for CBI cases rejects Hinduja brothers' plea and summons them to appear on January 19, 2001.
12/12/2000 J.H. Patel, (71), senior Janata Dal (U) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister, died in Bangalore.


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/16/1909Aruna Asaf Ali, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Kalka in Haryana.
12/30/1879Shri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), modern Hindu Advaita renaissance saint of Maharshi Research Institute, philosopher and yogi, was born in Tiruchuzhi near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
4/8/1894Lifetime of Swami Chandrashekarendra(1894-1994), venerated Shankaracharya saint of Kanchi monastery in South India.
8/13/1943Chintamanrao Deshmukh was first Indian to be appointed Governor of Reserve Bank.
6/13/1731Swedish East India Company was formed. For 15 years King Fredrick of Sweden gave the Company a charter.
3/31/1977N. K. Mukarji was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-03-1980.
12/1/1886Raja Mahendra Pratap, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Musran in U.P.
3/29/1989Central Institute of Fisheries Education gets the distinction of becoming the first Fisheries University in India.
9/30/1997At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
12/23/1920King George V signs Home Rule Act.