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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
04/19/1451 Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
04/19/1910 Anant Laxman Kanhere, revolutionary, was hanged.
04/19/1950 Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.
04/19/1960 Meeting of Afro-Asian Conference at New Delhi.
04/19/1975 First Indian Satellite ''Aryabhata'' launched. The Satellite provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.
04/19/1976 Maharshi Dayanand University established in Haryana.
04/19/1976 Indira Gandhi proposes a resumption of ties with Pakistan in New Delhi.
04/19/1981 Indira Gandhi,Prime Minister, inaugurated `Maharashtra Vidhanbhavan'.
04/19/1993 Sanjay Dutt, film star, was held under TADA for possessing an AK-56 rifle.
04/19/1994 Rajindersing Sparo, first awardee of `Mahavir Chakra' and former Chief Minister of Punjab Major General, passed away.
04/19/1995 Gopala Ramanujam,Goa Governor, takes up additional charge of Kerala.
04/19/1995 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.
04/19/1996 AIDS deleted from the list of contagious diseases in the Railway Act of 1989.
04/19/1997 I.K. Gujral, External Affairs Minister, chosen leader of United Front in place of Deve Gowda.
04/19/1998 Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.
04/19/1998 Jayalalitha, AIADMK leader, demands that all ''tainted leaders'' be dropped by the Vajpayee Government or that Sedapatti R. Muthiah be taken back.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/21/1997Delhi was the first city to use propane gas when 50 autorickshaws were started on trial basis.
03/02/1933Anandji, famous music director, was born.
02/07/1994C. T. Kamdar, famous industrialist and close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
01/23/1976Gautam Buddha's lost city of Kapilavastu was found in an excavation.
04/06/1997Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.
09/30/1981Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
10/16/1905Bengal was partitioned by Lord Curzon on the pretext of it being too big to administer. Instead of dividing it on the basis of non-Bengali areas, the division was on the basis of Hindus and Muslims. Britishers thought that would succeed in increasing Hindu - Muslim tensions. The tremor of partition was felt throughout India and was regarded as an insult and challenge to Indian Nationalism. A movement was launched by the moderates. New method of protests 'Swadeshi and Swaraj' became the slogan of the common man and the whole of India was drawn into the national movement.
01/01/1891Sampurnanand, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was born.
08/20/1933Mahatma Gandhi is rushed to the hospital on the fourth day of his latest fast.
10/16/1906Shankar Damodar Chitale, famous author and teacher, was born in Secundarabad.