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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/16/1950 Mithun Chakravorty, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
6/16/1859 Anandram Dhekial Fukun, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, passed away.
6/16/1893 Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, social worker and industrialist, was born at Athikkadu Thekkur in Tamil Nadu.
6/16/1920 Hemant Chaudhary, famous singer and music director, was born.
6/16/1925 Chittaranjan Das, great freedom fighter, revolutionary, orator, poet, journalist and lawyer, died.
6/16/1934 M. Muthuraman, noted Hindi writer and professor, was born at Dindigul in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
6/16/1946 Britain invites Indian leaders to set up an interim govt at London.
6/16/1946 C. Rajagopalchari became the Governor of West Bengal (1947) in Interim Government.
6/16/1946 Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.
6/16/1950 Mithun Chakravorty, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
6/16/1951 Nehru opponents founded People's party at New Delhi.
6/16/1990 Bombay gets 42 cm rainfall, the century's highest. The previous high of 41 cm was recorded on 18, 1986.
6/16/1990 GOI announces higher procurement/minimum support prices for all major kharif crops.
6/16/1992 P. D. Dhhavle, former editor of daily newspaper `Maharashtra', passed away.
6/16/1993 Harshad Mehta accuses PM of taking Rs. 1 crore payoff from him in November 1991; Rao terms it malicious and unfounded.
6/16/1997 P. Sukumaran (50), Malayalam film actor, died in Kochi.
6/16/1997 K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President, is the joint candidate of Congress(I) and United Front for Presidentship in July 14 election.
6/16/1998 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, meets her Indian couterpart A B Vajpayee in New Delhi.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/25/1938Farokh Manekshaw Engineer, great Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75), was born in Bombay.
2/20/1993Government decides to form an Autonomous Council for the tribals within Assam to solve Bodo issue.
1/21/1924Professor Madhu Dandavate, former Finance Minister, was born at Ahmednagar.
4/5/1908Babu Jagjivan Ram, valiant freedom fighter, was born in Chandwa village in Bhojpur, Bihar. He held many prominent ministerial portfolios such as Communications Minister (1952-56), Railway Minister (1956-62), Food and Agriculture Minister (1967-70) and Defence Minister (1970-74). After 1977, he became the Deputy Prime Minister (Defence) in Janta regime. Thereafter, he established Congress (J). His uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986 is a world record. This day is commemorated as ""Samta Diwas"".
10/17/1999Indian men bagged bronze in the Asian team chess championship in Shenyang.
10/24/1856Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.
1/9/1993An Indian Airlines TU-154 plane crash lands in Delhi, all the 165 on board escape; Civil Aviation Minister Scindia resigns; PM cancels Dhaka visit; SAARC summit put off.
5/4/1994Fourth developmental launch of ASLV. 113 kg Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) was launched by fourth developmental flight of ASLV-D4 from Sriharikota. This carried two scientific payload, a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) experiment and a Retarding Potential Analyser (RPA). It is still in service.
5/6/1775Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.
2/23/1997Justice J. S. Verma appointed Chief Justice of India.