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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/12/1891 Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.
6/12/1894 Busushottam Vishwanath Bapat, internationally famed Pali language expert, translator and editor, was born.
6/12/1897 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).
6/12/1947 Gandhiji addresses Congress Working Committee.
6/12/1952 J&K Assembly decided to terminate hereditary monarchy.
6/12/1960 783 Sikhs are arrested while demonstrating for an independent Sikh state in New Delhi.
6/12/1970 Gopinath Kaviraj, Padmavibhushan awardee and critic, passed away.
6/12/1972 D. G. Tendulkar, historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.
6/12/1975 Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi's election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi.
6/12/1975 Drugaprasad Dhar, former deputy president of Planning Commission, died.
6/12/1976 Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, editor and master, died at Varanasi.
6/12/1990 CPI(M) accuses Communist Party of Soviet Union of departing from the basic ideology of Marxism-Leninism in the name of correcting past distortions.
6/12/1990 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
6/12/1996 India's new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda wins vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha and will rule as head of the United Front Coalition.
6/12/1997 Jain hawala case dropped against former ministers Kamal Nath, B.D. Dhakne, Chand Ram and Bhuta Singh.
6/12/1997 Sitaram Kesri elected president of Congress I (6224 votes. Sharad Pawar-888; Rajesh Pilot-354).
6/12/1997 Mihir Sen, long distance swimmer, died.
6/12/1999 Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.
6/12/2000 The Government appointed S. K. Mahajan of Delhi High Court as the chairman of the one-man tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there was sufficient cause for declaring LTTE as unlawful.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/15/1899Roy Chowdhury Devipasad, modern Indian sculptor and painter, was born.
7/7/1998Nag, indigenously developed anti-tank missile, is test-fired again.
2/14/1985Dr. Nagendra Singh elected World Court Chief.
7/14/1994Veerappan, Sandalwood smuggler, declared 'proclaimed offender'.
7/3/199625 to 30\% hike in prices of petroleum products.
5/2/1982Mohun Bagan retains Federation Cup (football) beating Mafatlal at Calicut.
2/2/1921Mukundrao Kirloskar was born.
6/17/1917Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner and social worker, was born at Lahore.
7/6/1995Five foreign tourists trekking in Kashmir 10 km uphill from Pahalgam were abducted by militants.
10/1/1919Gajanan Digambar Madgulkar, famous Marathi poet and screenplay writer, was born.