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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/10/1761 Maharani Tarabai of Pune died at Satara.(9 or 10).
12/10/1857 Veer Narayan Singh organised a small group and had an encounter with British army. He was charged treason and sentenced to death. He was executed publicly.
12/10/1870 Jadhunath Sarkar, history researcher, was born.
12/10/1878 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, great social reformer, ardent patriot, incisive thinker and eminent literateur was born at Hosur in Tamil Nadu. He was the first Indian Governor General of independent India and popularly known as 'Rajaji'.
12/10/1878 Muhammad Ali Jauhar, great eminent journalist, editor, orator, fighter and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, was born at Najibabad, UP.
12/10/1886 Rameshwari Nehru, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Lahore.
12/10/1886 Ardeshir M. Irani, producer, director, exhibitor and founder of Star Films Ltd. Bombay, was born at Poona. His first film was 'Veer Abhimanyu'.
12/10/1902 Sir Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for detecting the cause of Malaria.
12/10/1902 Nijalingappa Siddavanahalli, president of Indian National Congress and politician, was born at Haluvagalu (Bellary).
12/10/1905 Robert Koch received the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on Tuberculosis.
12/10/1907 Rudyard Kipling, author of `The Jungle Book' and `Kim', received the Nobel prize for literature.
12/10/1913 The Nobel prize for literature was awarded this year to Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet from India.
12/10/1918 Rowlatt Act introduced by Lord Chelmsford.
12/10/1923 Madhav Gururao Kulkarni, great author and educationist, was born in Rani Bennur, Dharwar.
12/10/1932 The Indian Military Academy (IMA) was formally inaugurated by Field Marshal Sir Philip W Chetwode, Bt, GOB, KCMG, GCSI, DSO and was christened as ""The Pioneers"". The crowning event was delivered in the hall, now named after him, and in the address to the trainees, he enunciated three principles: 'the safety, honour, and welfare of your country comes first, always and everytime', which were to guide the future officers of the Indian Army . A passage from this address has come to acquire immortality and has been adopted as the credo of the Acad
12/10/1936 Duke of York succeeds King Edward as King George VI.
12/10/1936 England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI.
12/10/1945 Aust Services lose third Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts.
12/10/1948 Human Rights Day.
12/10/1952 World's first official Family Planning programme launched in India.
12/10/1967 Earthquake hit Koyna Nagar.
12/10/1969 Norman Borlaug, the Iowa-born crop expert, whose research on new strains of high-yielding rice and wheat has led to a Green Revolution in developing countries, was awarded the Nobel peace prize today. Working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center of Mexico since 1944, Borlaug, 56, has directed a team of agronomists working on the development of new crop plant strains that have allowed Third World farmers to multiply yields dramatically. His organization has trained farm technicians from 29 countries, including India, Pakistan and Turkey, enabling them to move steadily toward the goal of self-sufficiency in food production.
12/10/1978 Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
12/10/1979 Mother Teresa wins Nobel Peace prize.
12/10/1984 Justice Thakkar Commission appointed to enquire into the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
12/10/1985 A. M. Prasad was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 30-04-1987.
12/10/1989 Janardan Swami passed away.
12/10/1990 Dr. L. P. Barbosa, Goa CM, resigns following withdrawal of support by Maharashta Gomantak Party.
12/10/1990 The communal disturbances between Hindus and Muslims in Hyderabad claim more than 100 lives, and violence spreads to Aligarh and Kanpur also.
12/10/1992 The Central Government bans RSS, VHP, ISS, Bajrang Dal and Jamait-e-Islami.
12/10/1993 Kerala Congress(M) splits; Four MLAs, including Minister T.M.Jacob, expelled.
12/10/1993 The residence of Mahatma Phule was declared a national monument.
12/10/1996 Supreme Court bans employment of child labour in hazardous industries.
12/10/1997 Salman Haidar appointed India's High Commissioner to Britain. He succeeded M. L. Singhvi.
12/10/1998 Dr. Gurudev S. Khush, rice breeder at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, and Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, wheat breeder at the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Centre, Mexico, share the Rank Prize announced in London.
12/10/1998 Prof. Amartya Sen receives the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics.
12/10/1999 Dara Singh, the prime accused in the killing of Australian missionary, again gives a slip to police.
12/10/1999 Pranab Mukherjee and Jaipal Reddy are chosen outstanding parliamentarians for 1997 and 1998 respectively.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/20/1915Devraj Ars, former chief minister of Karnataka, was born.
05/19/1991About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
09/11/1958India and Pakistan announced that most border disputes between the two countries had been settled.
01/24/1921T. N. Raina, former Army Chief and High Commissioner of Canada, was born.
04/05/1957The first Communist ministry in a state was installed in Kerala.
02/20/1987Lok Dal splits over leadership issue.
04/01/1996Kerala introduces ban on arrack. 5614 licenced arrack shops closed down.
01/18/1970Kishan Singh at Cuttack sets record for 50 Km 4.19.48.
10/16/2000Rest of India wins the Irani Trophy cricket tournament. Murali Karthik scalps nine for 70, the best figures by a bowler in 38 Irani cup matches.
05/26/1906Benjamin Peary Pal, internationally famous scientist of Indian agriculture, was born at Mukundpur, Punjab. In 1929, he went to Cambridge to do research on wheat and he returned to Burma with a Ph.D. five years later. In 1933, he got a research job with what is now known as the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. In 1965, Pal became Director General of the newly founded Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi. He has written several books on roses, the most popular being ""The Rose in India"".