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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Namdev passed away.
7/3/1661 Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II.
7/3/1745 Ranoji Shinde died.
7/3/1751 Pilaji Jadhav died.
7/3/1760 Maratha army, under Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Vishvas Rao, captured Dehli.
7/3/1838 Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of `Prarthana Samaj', was born.
7/3/1863 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], santee Sioux Indian chief, passed away.
7/3/1897 Hansa Mehta, educationist and social reformer, was born at Surat (Gujarat).
7/3/1898 Gopinath Bhagwan was born at Banamohalla, Srinagar. He is one of the most eminent saints who have graced the sacred land of India. An Ashram at Kharyar, Srinagar is set up by his disciples and devotees to preach his meditation.
7/3/1908 Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested as a traitor by the Britishers.
7/3/1927 A. Neelameghan, librarian, was born at Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu.
7/3/1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling during Cambridge U vs MCC match.
7/3/1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), was born.
7/3/1948 H. M. S. Auchils was taken over by Indian Navy.
7/3/1956 Pandit Nehru and New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland are given the freedom of the City at London.
7/3/1972 Shimla Non-Arm Agreement on Kashmir signed between Indira Gandhi and Z. A. Bhutto.
7/3/1975 Virendrakishor Roy Chaudhary, famous music director, passed away.
7/3/1979 Construction of the main second Howrah Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu) started.
7/3/1985 Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1988.
7/3/1987 The Festival of India in the USSR, to be inaugurated, is the largest cultural manifestation to be held by our country.
7/3/1991 Kailash Sethi was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 22-07-1996.
7/3/1991 Rupee devalued again from 10.58 to 10.96\% .
7/3/1992 Avinash Ganesh Mohadikar, journalist and former editor of magzine `Vyapar Udyog', passed away.
7/3/1996 25 to 30\% hike in prices of petroleum products.
7/3/1997 Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan gets 1996 Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
7/3/1998 Kavi Pradeep, Hindi film lyricist, is selected for the 1997 Dada Saheb Phalke award.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/19/1982Elections for Assemblies held in West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
5/19/1982Banka Mahar, 'bhagwatbhakt', passed away by taking Samadhi.
2/6/1992The Centre decides to wind up the 7-year-old Food Processing Industry ministry.
3/22/2000India's first third generation satellite 'Insat-3B' put in orbit by Europe's latest Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou in French Guyana.
9/5/1957Wealth Tax Bill passed in Rajya Sabha.
3/4/1991Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha presents mid-term budget, cut in food and fertiliser subsidy, amounting to Rs. 934 crore, proposed.
4/27/1606Jahangir arrested Khusroo.
8/11/1961Dadra and Nagar Haweli declared as Union Territory States.
4/9/1997Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy in Gwalior.
1/10/1996Centre sets up Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission.