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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.
8/21/1879 Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.
8/21/1931 Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.
8/21/1955 Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.
8/21/1972 A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.
8/21/1978 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
8/21/1981 Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar ""Kakasaheb"", freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.
8/21/1986 Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.
8/21/1987 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 - 1992).
8/21/1988 500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.
8/21/1990 Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .
8/21/1991 Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.
8/21/1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
8/21/1997 Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.
8/21/1997 Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.
8/21/2000 Mahatma Gandhi's daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.
8/21/2000 Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/24/1997Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
9/15/1993Election Commission announces polls in the former BJP-ruled states of UP, MP, HP, Rajasthan and in Delhi and Mizoram.
4/1/1954French settlements in India pass under Indian control.
10/29/1930Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is sent back to prison for two yearrs following a speech he made at Allahabad the day after his release from jail.
12/29/1938Mahavir Prasad Dvivedi, famous litterateur, writer, poet and editor, died at the age of 74.
3/11/1984India's first modern boas `Jalusha' started from Vishakhapattanam.
10/19/1974T. S. Rajamanikkam Pillai, famous Tamil stage artist, died.
12/27/1999PSCB's Prathima Kumari shattered the National clean and jerk mark twice in the women's 58-kg class on the second day of the senior national weightlifting championship in Kalyan.
8/15/1925Sadashiv Pandurang Jantre, great freedom fighter and social worker, was born .
4/5/1961Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited was established in New Delhi by Indian Government for allopathic drugs.