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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Gora Kumbhar, an intense devotee of the deity Vitthal at Pandharpur, took Samadhi in Ter village in Osmanabad Zilla, near Latur.
4/10/1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
4/10/1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
4/10/1880 C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
4/10/1901 Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
4/10/1919 Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.
4/10/1930 Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
4/10/1931 Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
4/10/1935 Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
4/10/1937 Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
4/10/1955 India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
4/10/1982 Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
4/10/1982 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from U.S.A.(Cape Canaveral).
4/10/1993 Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
4/10/1995 Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
4/10/1996 Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
4/10/1996 The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.
4/10/1997 Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
4/10/1997 Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
4/10/1997 Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.
4/10/1999 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/24/199824 persons are killed and 28 injured when some bogies of a goods train break free and roll back to collide with the stationary Manmad-Kacheguda Express at Parli Vaijnath in Maharashtra.
12/19/1860Lord Dalhousie, Governor General of India (1848-1856), died.
1/17/1913Yadvendra Singh, HH LtG. Maharaja of Patial, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India vs England), was born in Patiala, Punjab.
3/29/1999A massive earthquake in the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh in the inner Himalayas claims 85 lives and more than 130 injured.
1/18/1978Shri Bhim Sen Sachar, freedom fighter, leader and Chief Minister of Punjab, passed away.
7/10/1977The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.
8/13/1911Guha Phulrenu, social worker, was born.
7/27/1949Agreement reached on the ceasefire line in Kashmir.
9/23/1990World Bank clears Rs.1,200 crore aid for Sarovar Dam rejecting objections raised by environmental groups.
5/26/1999IRS-P4(OCEANSAT) with an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR) and two small satellites (KITSAT of Korea and TUBSAT of Germany) launched by PSLV-C2.