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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Taimurlang passed away.
1/19/1697 Maharana Pratap, the founder of Mewad and eminent personality, passed away.
1/19/1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company.
1/19/1855 G. Subramaniam Iyer, active worker of Indian National Congress since its establishment, was born.
1/19/1892 Chintaman Vinayak Joshi, famous Marathi comedy writer, was born.
1/19/1905 Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali writer and thinker, passed away.
1/19/1907 Mohammad Ali Mirza was crowned as the ""Shah-E-Iran"" in a grand function held in Royal Palace, Tehran. This coronation was performed on the precious throne ""Thakt-E-Taus"" which was made by Emperor Shahjahan, and was taken away from India during the invasion of Nadir Shah in 1738 AD.
1/19/1910 Vinayak Damodar Karnaki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, was born.
1/19/1919 Dharam Singh, field hockey player for Indian Team at Olympics-1964-Gold Winner, was born.
1/19/1919 Omprakash Mehra, former Indian Air Chief Marshal and former Governor of Maharashtra, was born.
1/19/1931 The first Round Table Conference held in London ended. This conference was attended by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar also.
1/19/1932 Balgovind Jaiswal, educationist and author, was born at Mhow.
1/19/1948 India and Pakistan accept U.N. mediation in New York.
1/19/1951 Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkarbappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, passed away.
1/19/1960 Ramchandra Gopal (Dadasaheb Torne), famous film director, passed away.
1/19/1963 Kuladhor Chaliha, one of the pioneer Congress leaders of Assam, passed away.
1/19/1966 Indira Gandhi elected leader of the Congress party to succeed the late Lal Bahadur Shastri as the third Prime Minister of India. She pledged to follow path of Non-Alignment in worlds affairs.
1/19/1976 C. V. Bawdekar, famous journalist, died.
1/19/1977 World's largest crowd--12.7 million--gather for Indian religious festival 'Kumbh Mela'.
1/19/1982 Mizo National Front and allied organizations declared illegal.
1/19/1982 Bombay High Court finds allegations against Chief Minister A. R. Antulay justified. Antulay resigns.
1/19/1985 Dr. P. C. Alexander, principal secretary to the PM, quits following the arrest of three aides in an espionage case.
1/19/1987 Narain 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.
1/19/1990 Mr. Jagmohan takes over the administration in J&K as the new Governor after CM Farukh Abdulla resigns.
1/19/1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ""Osho"", Indian free love guru, modern mystic and controversial cult figure, died in Pune at the age of 58 years. He will be remembered as a great orator and for founding of Rajnishpuram in USA.
1/19/1992 Manvendra Mukherji, famous singer and music director, passed away.
1/19/1994 CM decide to request Chief Election Commission to implement the photo identity card scheme in phases.
1/19/1995 Prof. Armaity Desai, eminent Sociologist, appointed the new UGC Chairperson.
1/19/1995 Goa Cong (I) government led by Pratap Singh Rane gets absolute majority when 4-members of MGP merged with Congress.
1/19/1996 Upendranath 'Ashk', noted Hindi literary figure known for his disputed writings, passed away.
1/19/1997 Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad arrives in India on a 4-day visit.
1/19/1997 Air India triumphs in the National Women's Cricket championship in Calcutta.
1/19/1997 Bengal wins Santosh Trophy National Football championship in Jabalpur.
1/19/2000 M.A. Chidambaram (81), leading industrialist and chairman of the MAC Group, died in Chennai.
1/19/2000 Railways retains the Lady Ratan Trophy Women's National Hockey championship.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/23/1978The 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.
4/27/1907Fearing uprising in Punjab, British arm volunteers.
7/7/1995Rajan Pillai, 47, died because of denial of timely medical attention by Tihar jail authorities and also within 24 hours of rejection of his plea for medical treatment at Escorts Hospital by the court.
5/2/1908Police in Calcutta discover a cache of explosives for use in alleged anarchist plot.
4/23/1929Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.
2/12/1794Alijabahadar Mahadaji Shinde passed away.
2/13/1719Jahandar Shah was strangled to death and the Sayyid brothers were killed soon after.
10/27/1973The first Ladies Police Station started functioning at Calicut in Kerala.
7/24/1997Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
12/24/1905Sen Triguna, educationist and technologist, was born.