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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Battle of Krisna was fought between two villages Rakshasi and Tangadi.
1/23/1664 Shahaji Raje died in an accident.
1/23/1809 Veer Surendra Sai, freedom fighter and revolutionary, was born in Khinda village in the north of Sambalpur at Orissa.
1/23/1814 Sir Alexander Canningham, Indian Archeologist, was born.
1/23/1897 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, great nationalist leader and freedom fighter, was born at Cuttack. At the age of 23, he was ranked fourth in the I.C.S. Examination in London and fought against the British with his Azad Hind Fauj in the second World War.
1/23/1909 New direct 7,000-mile telegraphic link with India is hailed as a great achievement at London.
1/23/1915 Kamal Nayan Bajaj, famous industrialist, was born.
1/23/1919 Govindagraj (Ram Ganesh Gadkari), great Marathi drama writer, comedy writer and poet, passed away.
1/23/1920 Air transportation began in India by two Royal Air Force planes between Karachi and Bombay, and Air Mail service started.
1/23/1927 Balasaheb Thackrey, Shiv Sena chief and Hindu Hriday Samrat, was born.
1/23/1954 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad declares that the State of Kashmir is a part of India.
1/23/1960 Laxmi Narayan Garde, famous journalist related to ""Venkateshwar Samachar"", ""Bangawasi"", ""Bharat Mitra"" and ""Navjeevan"" newspapers, passed away.
1/23/1961 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films.
1/23/1965 Indian first alloy and steel plant in the public sector started in Durgapur; alloy and steel plant limited project started.
1/23/1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party; 100 die in New Delhi.
1/23/1975 Omeo Kumar Das, one of the great patriots of Assam, passed away at the age of 81. He selflessly worked for the tea plantation workers and made efforts to get them better living standards. He translated Gandhiji's autobiography ""My Experiments with Truth"" in Assamese language.
1/23/1976 Gautam Buddha's lost city of Kapilavastu was found in an excavation.
1/23/1977 Janata Party was formed. Congress Sangathan, Jansangh, Bhartiya Lokdal and Samajwadi Party decided to merge and create Janata Party.
1/23/1978 The motto ""Shastra se Shakti"" (Strength though arms) in Hindi written in Devengiri script was approved by the President of India as the motto of the Army Ordnance Corps.The original corps motto of the Ordnance corps was ""Usa Tela Tananti"" found in the arms of the board of Ordnance. This was translated to mean ""To the thunder his arms"". The corps song titled ""Ayudh Corps Mahan"" was introduced for the first time in 4th re-union of the Army Ordnance Corps. The song is to be played or sung ""within unit lines only"", during purely Regimental functions.
1/23/1992 India becomes ASEAN dialogue partner.
1/23/1993 British PM John Major arrives in India on an official visit.
1/23/1993 Indian Airlines B737 crashes at Aurangabad, 61 die.
1/23/1996 Maharashtra govt. winds up the inquiry commission headed by Justice Srikrishna set up to probe the communal riots in Mumbai in Dec. 92-Jan. 93.
1/23/1997 50,000 miners in Orissa lose jobs as 57 mines are closed down.
1/23/1997 Statue of Subhash Bose unveiled inside Parliament House.
1/23/1999 An Australian missionary, Graham Stewart Staines, and his two sons Philip and Timothy are burnt to death by miscreants near Manoharpur village in Orissa's Keonjhar district.
1/23/2000 India will be taught a lesson if it tries to cross the LoC, says the Pakistani military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/4/1927World fliers reach Karachi, India.
8/29/1974Lokdal Party established under the presidency of Chaudhary Charansingh.
6/1/1964Nava Paisa, established in 1947, was renamed as 'Paisa'.
2/28/1963Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, passed away at Sadaqat Ashram, Patna.
2/21/1992Congress scores nearly three-fourth majority in Punjab Assembly elections.
2/7/1993Medium-range surface to surface missile, 'Prithvi' successfully launched for the 10th time.
7/1/1930Vinodkumar C. Gupta, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
1/19/1987Narain Dutt Ojha made some sort of a record at the residence of the Chief Justice of India when he was sworn in as a Judge of Supreme Court at 10.00 p.m.
11/21/1899Harekrushna Mahtab, freedom fighter, politician, industrialist and writer, was born at Agarpara district Balasore, Orissa.
6/20/1997Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan starts in Islamabad.