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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/25/1813 First boat race started at Calcutta on the Hooghly river where seven sailing boats had competed.
7/25/1929 Somnath Chatterjee, politician and lawyer, was born.
7/25/1938 Gautam Kalicharan, famous Hindi poet, was born.
7/25/1955 Indian Government declared in Lok Sabha that Portuguese's were asked to close their offices in New Delhi.
7/25/1958 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, inaugurated.
7/25/1961 Delhi upgraded as an A-class city on the basis of provisional Census figures of 1961.
7/25/1970 Pillai A. Thanu, former Chief Minister of Kerala, passed away.
7/25/1976 Sriram Singh at Montreal sets record for 800m in 1.45.77.
7/25/1977 B. D. Jathi retired from the post of second acting President.
7/25/1977 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy became the sixth President of India. His held this office till July 25, 1982.
7/25/1982 Dr. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996) retired from the post of sixth President.
7/25/1982 Gyani Zail Singh became 7th President of India. He held the office till July 25, 1987.
7/25/1986 Sikh extremist kill 16 Hindus in Muhktsar India.
7/25/1987 Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994) retired from the post of seventh President.
7/25/1987 Ramaswamy Venkataraman became the eighth President of India. He held this office till July 25, 1992.
7/25/1988 Sikh extremists kill the chief priest of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
7/25/1991 Dr. V. K. R. V. Rao, famous economist and former central minister, passed away.
7/25/1992 K. Madhavan, CBI Jt. Director looking into the security scam, resigns.
7/25/1992 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma sworn in as the ninth President of India. He remain in this office from July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997.
7/25/1992 R. Venkataraman retired from the post of 8th President.
7/25/1995 India reaps a record harvest of food grain of 189.77 million tonnes ('94, 95).
7/25/1997 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999) retired from the post of 9th President.
7/25/1997 Kocheril Raman Narayanan (K. R. Narayanan) became the 10th President of India.
7/25/1997 Laloo Yadav resigns as Bihar Chief Minister after CBI-designated court issues an arrest warrant against him in fodder scam case. His wife, Rabri Devi, is sworn in as his successor. She becomes first woman Chief Minister of the State.
7/25/2000 P.T. Usha,Star Indian athlete, announces retirement from International athletics at a press conference in New Delhi.
7/25/2000 Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena Chief, courts arrest and the court of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Boiwada, B. P. Kamble dismisses the case because of six-year delay in pursuing it after the FIR.
7/25/2000 Two Indians Aruna Roy from Rajasthan and Jockin Arputham, founder of the Indian National Slum Dwellers' Association, chosen for the Ramon Magsaysay award for public service.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/30/1987Goa becomes the 25th state of India.
1/4/1931Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, great orator, eminent journalist, fighter and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, died at London during the first Round Table Conference. He was closely associated to Mahatma Gandhi and took active part in Civil Disobedience Movement.
1/12/1997Paes-Bhupathi win doubles title in the Singapore Open Challenger hardcourt tennis.
12/3/1970Rajendra Agriculture University established at Bihar.
12/3/1970Sultan Mehmood completely destroyed the Temple of Somnath.
11/3/1995Sheila Kaul becomes Governor of Himachal Pradesh, P. Shivshankar of Kerala and V Reghunath Reddy takes additional charge of Sikkim.
2/6/1994Indian Union Muslim League splits, G.M.Banatwala elected President in place of Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait.
12/30/1947India informs Pakistan and other dominion representatives that it has decided to refer the Kashmir issue to the Security Council under Article 35 of the United Nations Charter.
8/26/1997Vice President Krishan Kant takes over as Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
5/7/1861Guru Dev Rabindranath Thakur alias Tagore, novelist, painter, educationist and freedom fighter, was born in Calcutta.