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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.
Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
10/21/1762 Herman W Daendels, Brig-General and Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), was born.
10/21/1789 Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
10/21/1858 Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, great social reformer, was born.
10/21/1887 Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.
10/21/1906 Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians' case to Colonial Secretary.
10/21/1916 Dinkarrai Dhirajlal Desai, cricket Test Umpire for 3 tests from 1955-57, was born in Gujarat.
10/21/1934 Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the 'Congress Socialist Party' and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.
10/21/1943 Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.
10/21/1947 The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.
10/21/1950 China invades Tibet.
10/21/1954 Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
10/21/1959 Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
10/21/1981 Kerala under central rule.
10/21/1989 Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha and Harminder Singh alias Jinda sentenced to death for the murder of former Army Chief Gen. A. K. Vaidya.
10/21/1990 Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.
10/21/1994 Government notifies substantial increase in the ceiling on election expenses on Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
10/21/1995 L.K.Advani unanimously re-elected BJP president for the fourth time in New Delhi.
10/21/1995 Suresh Mehta, Finance Minister in the outgoing Keshubhai Patel ministry, sworn in as the second BJP CM of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, ending the month-long political turmoil.
10/21/1996 Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.
10/21/1997 Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.
10/21/1997 RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
10/21/1998 Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
10/21/1999 B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
10/21/1999 Madhavrao Scindia becomes the Deputy Leader of Congress (I) in the Lok Sabha.
10/21/2000 Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/6/1818Dominion of Holkar in India are annexed with Rajput states and come under the British protection.
7/14/1923Iqbal Singh Bhatia, great educationist, was born at Kotla Qasim Khan, (Pakistan).
11/20/1993RBI clears two more private banks: The Times Bank Ltd. and the Indus Ind Bank Ltd.
2/8/1936Manohar Shankar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India vs West Indies in 1958-59), was born in Baroda.
6/24/1928Mrinal Keshav Gore, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
1/26/1927Laxman Madhav Katre, former Indian Air Chief Marshall, was born.
5/28/1966B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 21-02-1973.
4/14/1990Veena Vidwan S. Balachander passed away.
1/1/1932Publication of Marathi Newspaper 'Sakal' started.
11/30/1909Gandhiji reaches South Africa.