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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/31/1756 Jose Cusodio Faria was born in Candolim of Goa. He was a revolutionary scientist and also known as Abbe Faria.
05/31/1818 Samachar Darpan, the first vernacular newspaper, was published in Bengali language by Carey and Marshman from Serampore.
05/31/1891 Buddhagaya Mahabodhi Society, an organization to encourage Buddhist studies in India and abroad, was established by a Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala.
05/31/1921 Suresh Hariprasad Joshi, modern Gujarati poet, story writer and critic, was born.
05/31/1926 Probir ""Khokhan"" Sen, cricket wicket-keeper (India in late 40's/early 50's), was born.
05/31/1928 Pankaj Khirod Roy, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad), was born in Calcutta. He was the recipient of Padmashree (1975).
05/31/1947 Gandhiji declares that peace must precede partition, and he would not be party to India's vivisection.
05/31/1968 F.V. Arul became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 06/05/71).
05/31/1970 Indira Gandhi called for international help as the civil war in Bangladesh, or East Pakistan, had turned two million people into refugees. Many of them were suffering from cholera and smallpox. The authorities of West Pakistan refused to care for them, and India couldn't afford to.
05/31/1973 Mohan Kumaramangalam, Central Minister, died in an air crash near Delhi.
05/31/1977 Major Premchand and Naik Nima Dorji Sherpa, in the team on Indian Army Treckers, reached the peak of Kanchenjunga. They were amongst the first Indians to reach this peak.
05/31/1981 First developmental launch of SLV-3, Rohini (RS-D1) placed in orbit. It was used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.
05/31/1987 Daman and Diu to remain as union territories after Goa becomes the 25th state of India.
05/31/1988 Dwarika Prasad Mishra, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
05/31/1994 Pandit Samtaprasad, famous Tabla player, passed away.
05/31/1995 Statute Bill, a constitutional amendment bill, introduced in Lok Sabha to extend reservation in jobs and in promotion for SCs and STs.
05/31/1996 J. H. Patel sworn in Karnataka CM.
05/31/1997 Fourth National Games opened at Bangalore.
05/31/1998 B. R. Rawat, an Indian diplomat, is assaulted by a Pakistani private security guard in Islamabad.
05/31/1998 India rejects mediation on issues with Pakistan, reiterates its commitment to address outstanding issues bilaterally.


Other Historical Dates and Events
04/03/1912M. Varadarajan, educationist and author, was born at Tirupattur.
12/15/1965Maharastra State Agriculture Industry Development Corporation established.
01/12/1948Gandhiji decides to fast for communal peace in Delhi for communal riots which broke between Hindus and Muslims at Calcutta. Mountbatten fails to dissuade Gandhiji.
07/21/1658Aurangzeb celebrated his being the emperor of Mugal Empire at Delhi. He was informally enthroned.
10/24/1984First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.
07/22/1991New industrial policy for liberalisation of economies announced in Parliament.
12/21/1974Inssatvahana, the first establishment to give submarine training, was commissioned at Visakhapatnam.
03/23/1992G. S. Dhillon, former speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away.
04/06/1997Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.
08/15/1997The Government bans doctors from determining the sex of the foetus.