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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/01/1785 Warren Hastings left India on Feb 8 and attended the Council meeting for the last time.
02/01/1797 Lord Cornwallis was sworn in as Governor General of India for a second time in England. However, he did not proceed to India till 1805.
02/01/1827 Gordon's Esplanade building was established in Calcutta's Bengal Club.
02/01/1831 The first Fine Arts Exhibition by Brush Club was held in a Public Library of Calcutta.
02/01/1835 East India company obtained Darjeeling from the King of Sikkim.
02/01/1855 East India Railways were held for formal inauguration; Howrah station was opened.
02/01/1881 Cambridge Missionaries founded St. Stephen's College in Delhi.
02/01/1889 Judge Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, Chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
02/01/1889 Amrit Kaur, an eminent social worker, freedom fighter and political leader, was born a princess in the royal family of King Harman Singh of Kapoorthala. She assisted Gandhi for 18 years and was connected with World Health Organisation and Red Cross Society.
02/01/1894 Chitravshastri, Marathi dictionary creator, was born.
02/01/1901 Six language penel were started on the Rs. five dinomination. These notes were single sided and the back side could be used for accounting purposes. The six languages were Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Kaithi, Kannada and Tamil. The paper used for printing was white hand made and moulded.
02/01/1910 Jahangir Mohammed Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36), was born in Jallundar.
02/01/1917 Samar Roy, cricket Test Umpire for 6 tests from 1961-70, was born in Bengal.
02/01/1922 Gandhiji gives notice to the Viceroy Lord Reading during Bardoli movement to inform him that he was intensifying his action and non-cooperation was to be escalated to Civil Disobedience.
02/01/1929 Jyotirbhaskaracharya Jayant Salgaonkar was born.
02/01/1930 A bomb, believed to be planted by Indian nationalists, is found at the British Museum at London.
02/01/1931 Gandhi chiefs order campaign of civil disobedience to continue.
02/01/1942 17 Indian Division's were withdrawn over vast stretches and the British evacuation in Burma was the longest in British military history. The Division was to subsequently extract terrible retribution from the Japanese Army during World War II and to destabilise the Indian Economy with forged notes of 5, 10 and 100 Rupees.
02/01/1942 Lt Col HT Hogan raised the Regiment at Malir Cantonment.
02/01/1942 No. 4 Squadron of the IAF was born in the war at Peshawar. The Squadron was first equipped with Lysander aircraft. The Second World War was in its third year and Japanese forces were advancing towards India's eastern frontiers.
02/01/1942 No.1 Squadron arrived in Burma with its Lysanders, flying tactical recce missions from Toungoo before transferring to Mingaladon with a flight deployed at Lashio.
02/01/1944 Arun Tikekar, editor and writer, was born.
02/01/1948 Marathi Sanshodhan Mandal' established.
02/01/1956 Judge Sudhi Ranjan Das became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 30/09/1959.
02/01/1964 Judge Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 15.03.1966.
02/01/1964 Unit Trust of India' established.
02/01/1967 Victor Paramjyoti, famous Indian music director, composer and critic, passed away.
02/01/1968 United Nation's Conference on Trade and Development opens in New Delhi.
02/01/1969 Pinaki Chatterji and George Albert Duke on a two-man rowing expedition to the Andamans set out from Calcutta.
02/01/1971 Ajaysingh Jadeja, cricketer (Indian opening batsman), was born in Jamnagar.
02/01/1972 International Airports Authority of India established.
02/01/1976 Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar PVSM, MVC, became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/Aug/1978.
02/01/1985 Muhammad Azharuddin created a world record at Kanpur by hitting a century in each of his first three test.
02/01/1986 Pope John Paul II arrives in New Delhi for a 10-day visit.
02/01/1988 The first Congress of the Indian Dental Association begins. (28-1-88).
02/01/1990 Governors named for 14 states.
02/01/1992 Mohan Choty, comedy film actor, passed away.
02/01/1994 ONGC becomes a Public Limited Company.
02/01/1994 PM Rao attends the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, Switzerland.
02/01/2000 The Centre decides to place almost all items under the automatic approval route for foreign direct investment and NRI and OCB investments.
02/01/1290 Muiz ud din Qaiqabad, was the tenth sultan of the Mamluk dynasty (Slave dynasty), was killed in his bed. He was proved to be an inefficient ruler.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/01/1969B. Sivaraman was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 30-11-1970.
06/01/1996Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, former President of India, passed away.
09/07/1996First phase of J & K Assembly elections.
07/19/1955Roger Michael Humphery Binny, Indian medium-pace all-rounder early eighties, was born at Bangalore.
03/08/1673Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort of Panhala.
07/31/1914Amar Nath Chawla, politician, was born at Taunggri, (Burma).
12/12/1925Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), was born in Surat, Gujarat.
10/24/1789Jean C Baud, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1834-6), was born
10/16/1920B. Sathyaji Rao, cricket Test umpire for 17 tests from 1960-79, was born in Karnataka.
10/05/1949A. K. Pillai, great social reformer and politician, died.