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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
03/02/1568 Meerabai, saint poet, passed away.
03/02/1913 Bhavaniprasad Mishra was born.
03/02/1930 Gandhiji addresses letter to Viceroy intimating his intention to break Salt Law if Congress demands are not conceded.
03/02/1933 Anandji, famous music director, was born.
03/02/1938 Chandrakumar Agarwala, assamia poet, passed away.
03/02/1949 Sarojini Naidu, ""Nightingale of India"", freedom fighter, social worker and patriot, passed away when she was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress. She took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 1931.
03/02/1952 Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Bihar, formally inaugurated by Nehru. It was the first Government owned company.
03/02/1957 Central Warehouse Corporation established.
03/02/1963 China reports troops have left disputed area in India.
03/02/1982 Indira Gandhi opened Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna.
03/02/1984 Mother Teresa University inaugurated by Mother herself at Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
03/02/1986 Kashinath Ghanekar, famous stage artist, passed away.
03/02/1990 DMK Front to form government in Pondicherry and Congress (I) in Maharashtra.
03/02/1994 Autonomous Hill Council for Leh set up.
03/02/1994 President's rule in J & K extended.
03/02/1996 Malabar University (Kerala) comes into being.
03/02/1996 Tendulkar scores 137 for India vs Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup, but India still lose the match.
03/02/1997 Bangalore's Dr. B. V. Ravi Kumar develops India's first indigenously made HIV detection kit.
03/02/1997 Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, congratulates India on its pursuit of steady and higher economic growth.
03/02/2000 Om Prakash Chautala, Indian National Lok Dal supremo, sworn in the 18th Chief Minister of Haryana.


Other Historical Dates and Events
05/09/1919Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.
07/06/1935Dalai Lama, the 14th incarnate and religious leader of Tibet, was born. He was born to Tenzin Gyotso (His Holiness the VIVth Dalai Lama) in Taksten Village, Chhija Nangso, Tibet. He was awarded with Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989.
06/22/1944British 14th army frees Imphal, Assam.
07/28/1972India and Pakistan sign Simla Pact, settling border dispute in Kashmir.
07/03/1936Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling during Cambridge U vs MCC match.
07/24/1993Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
02/17/1992Tripura's Congress (I) ministry falls as TUJS withdraws support.
06/04/1947Dharmanand Damodar Kosambi, internationally famous Pandit of Buddhism, passed away.
12/19/1857The trial on Raja Nahar Singh, who was arrested and then was prisioned at Metcalfe House, began on Saturday at 1100 hrs at Delhi.
08/15/1947The Defence department becomes the Ministry of Defence under a Cabinet Minister. Each service was placed under its own Commander-in-Chief. Under the Constitution, the supreme command of the Armed Forces was vested with the President.