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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/4/1729 Kanhoji Angre, former Chief of Navy in Maratha kingdom, died.
7/4/1760 Meeran, Mir Jaffer's son, accidently died on the banks of Ganga near Patna due to lightning.
7/4/1789 British East India Company signed a treaty with the Nizam of Hydrabad and Peshwa of Pune against Tipu Sultan, King of Mysore, on the understanding that a cavalry of 10,000 would attack Tipu's territory and the conquered area would be divided amongst the three.
7/4/1897 Nanaksingh, famous Punjabi novelist, was born in a Hindu family in village Chak Hamid, Tehsil Dadan Khan, District Jhelum (now in Pakistan).
7/4/1897 Alluri Seetaram Raju, freedom fighter, was born in a Kshatriya clan in Andhra Pradesh. He is rememberred as one of the great sons of India in the annals of Indian history who fought valiantly for his motherland in the early period of the freedom movement.
7/4/1899 Vishnuprasad Ranchhoddas Trivedi, famous critic in Gujrati, educationist and author, was born at Umreth, Gujarat .
7/4/1900 Swami Shivanand Saraswati, religious leader, was born.
7/4/1902 Swami Vivekanand (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), Indian religious leader and social reformer, died at Memorial Rock, KanyaKumari. His brilliant career came to a sudden end only at the age of 39.
7/4/1912 Pandit Nivrittibuwa Sarnaik, singer of 'Jaypur Gharana', was born.
7/4/1914 Savlaram Ravji Patil (P. Savlaram), film lyrisist and story writer, was born.
7/4/1922 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), was born in Hyderabad.
7/4/1933 Mahatma Gandhi sentenced to one year imprisonment.
7/4/1985 Police inquiry said bombs caused Air India jet disaster in New Delhi.
7/4/1986 Sunil Gavaskar celebrated his 115th Test in cricket at Edgbaston.
7/4/1989 Capt. W. A. Sangma appointed Governor of Mizoram and A. A. Rahim Governor of Meghalaya.
7/4/1989 Union Deputy Ministers were promoted to the rank of Ministers of State.
7/4/1991 Fourth test of missile 'Prithvi'.
7/4/1992 Sanskrit made a compulsory subject from sixth to intermediate classes in Uttar Pradesh.
7/4/1994 Labhuben Mehta, famous Gujrathi author, died.
7/4/1995 Rajan Pillai, business tycoon and biscuit king of India, who was convicted by a Singapore court for multi-million dollar fraud, was arrested in New Delhi.
7/4/1997 Mumbai High Court directs BMC to reinstate G.R. Khairnar, the iconoclastic Dy. Municipal Commissioner suspended in `94 and removed from service in October 1996.
7/4/1997 Centre frees from its control nine top public sector undertakings, accounting for over Rs. 10,000 crore profits annually, to become global giants by providing them full financial and operational autonomy. This included newsprint and paper from licensing controls.
7/4/1999 Over 500 children of Kargil migrants take out a procession to Batalik in a show of solidarity with the Indian army.
7/4/1999 S. Vijayalakshmi won the National women's `A' chess championship with a round to spare in Kozhikode.
7/4/1999 The Indian Army recaptured Tiger Hill after a 11 hour assault, and hoisted the tricolour atop the 16,500 ft. peak.
7/4/2000 The trial of the Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav in the disproportionate assets case begins.
7/4/2000 Volvo's Environmental Prize went to Prof. Amulya K. N. Reddy of India and three others for their work on ''How the world's energy resources can be made to suffice as the population grows''.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/30/1998Sukh Ram, former Union Minister, decides to resign as a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh Government.
2/1/1994PM Rao attends the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, Switzerland.
1/27/1888Jinvijayji Muni, famous Shwetambar Jain Yati, was born.
11/9/1877Muhammad Iqbal, Urdu poet, was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan).
7/1/1781British troops defeated Hyder Ali's progress. He was checked by Eyree Coote after the battle of Porto Novo and becamed subdued.
5/15/1997Yaseen Malik, All-Party Hurriyat Conference leader, was released from Tihar jail.
1/26/1950India became a Republic within the British Commonwealth and the Indian Air Force dropped its ""Royal"" prefix. At this time, it possessed six fighter squadrons of Spitfires, Vampires and Tempests, operating from Kanpur, Poona, Ambala and Palam, one B-24 bomber squadron, one C-47 Dakota transport squadron, one AOP flight, a communications squadron at Palam and a growing training organisation.
8/26/1967Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper in the 1930's), passed away.
8/20/1991India's Ambassador to Romania J.F.Ribeiro shot by Sikh extremists in Bucharest.
9/5/1997CBI chargesheets former Railway Minister C.K. Jaffer Sharief for possessing assets disproportionate to his income.