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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/28/1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
1/28/1853 Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.
1/28/1865 Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
1/28/1877 Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
1/28/1894 Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.
1/28/1895 Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.
1/28/1898 Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
1/28/1900 General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).
1/28/1902 Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.
1/28/1911 The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
1/28/1925 Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
1/28/1933 India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.
1/28/1937 Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.
1/28/1950 Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
1/28/1951 Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
1/28/1961 Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
1/28/1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.
1/28/1984 Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.
1/28/1984 Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.
1/28/1992 Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.
1/28/1996 Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.
1/28/1998 All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.
1/28/1999 Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
1/28/2000 Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/20/1989President's rule imposed in Karnataka.
1/8/1968The Official Languages Act, 1963 was amended. Accordingly, a provision was made in Section 3 (4) of the Act of the effect that employees of the Union Government proficient either in Hindi or in English may carry out their work effectively and that their interests may no be adversely affected merely because they are not proficient in both the languages. According to Section 3 (5), it is necessary for bringing to an end the use of English language for the Official purposes of the union that resolutions to this effect are passed by the legislatures of the states (i.e. states where Hindi is not the Official Language) and after considring these resolutions, a resolution is passed by both the houses of the Parliament to put an end to the use of English language.
2/23/1998The Samajwadi Party candidate for the Motihari Lok Sabha seat, Mr. Devendra Nath Dubey, is shot dead at Baniarpur in Patna.
11/27/1993Splendid bowling by Anil Kumble (6 for 12) helps India to beat West Indies by 102 runs in the Hero Cup finals in Calcutta.
6/24/1989A majority of opposition members in the Lok Sabha resign on the issue of CAG report on the Bofors gun deal.
4/13/1963Babu Gulab Rai, famous hindi critic, passed away.
3/19/1998Abdul Rauf Seddiopui, Samajwadi Party leader, is shot dead near Jadharpur village in Bareilly district.
6/13/2000Major General Manuel Saavedra of Uruguay appointed Chief Military observer of the U.N. Mission monitoring the LoC in Kashmir.
8/15/1947On the the stroke of mid-night on 14th August 1947, India became independent and was partitioned. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister and Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first president of free India. The mixed economy policy was taken on a five-year plan basis for economic development. On 26th January 1950, India became a democratic and is the biggest democracy of the world today. In 1956, on the basis of languages, India was divided into 14 states and 6 union territories. Today, there are 27 states and 7 union territories.
4/5/1989Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati litterateur, died.