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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/15/1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him.
12/15/1749 Shahu Chattrapati, grandson of Shivaji, died.
12/15/1803 East India Company captured Orrisa state.
12/15/1859 S. Kasturiranga Ayengar, owner of Hindu newspaper, was born.
12/15/1894 Saraswatibai, famous singer and classical music expert, was born.
12/15/1908 Swami Ranga Natahananda, was born at Trikkur, Kerala.
12/15/1912 Aspy Merwan, engineer and who became the Air Marchal of India, was born.
12/15/1932 Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner of India, was born.
12/15/1943 The Vengeance suffered numerous defects and teething troubles, necessitating temporary withdrawal from the two IAF squadrons, but the problems were eventually mitigated if not eradicated, and No. 8 Sqn flew its first operational Vengeance sorties against Japanese targets from Double Moorings, Chittagong.
12/15/1950 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the 'Iron Man' and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.
12/15/1951 Scindia's SS Jal Pushpa launched.
12/15/1957 60 Harijans enter the Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi.
12/15/1965 Third cyclone of the year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges river.
12/15/1965 Maharastra State Agriculture Industry Development Corporation established.
12/15/1974 Rasulatbai, veteran classical music expert, died.
12/15/1976 Baichung Bhutia, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim.
12/15/1976 Daily newspaper ""Lokmat"" published it's first Jalgaon edit
12/15/1980 Hema Chengkalath, female Soccer(Football) player, was born in Calgary, Canada.
12/15/1988 Landslide victory for GNLF in Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections.
12/15/1991 Satyajit Ray, film maestro, awarded Special Oscar for his lifetime achievement.
12/15/1992 BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.
12/15/1995 Rajya Sabha approves extension of President's rule in J & K for a further period of 6 months and also passes Government resolution approving imposition of President's rule in UP.
12/15/1997 Magsaysay award winning litterateur Mahasweta Devi, Sitar maestro Annapurna Devi and Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra honoured with 'Desikottam' by Visva Bharati University.
12/15/1997 Orissa Janata Dal unit splits with 29 of 43 Legislature Party members forming 'Biju Janata Dal'.
12/15/1999 The CPI (M) urges the Centre to take over Dunlop India Ltd.
12/15/1999 Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, arrives in Berlin to attend G-20 meet.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/2/1841Akbar Khan revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan.
7/13/1912Shriman Narayan, educationist, administrator and diplomat, was born in Etawah, U.P.
8/11/1999Ramnath Parkar, former Indian opening batsman, died in Mumbai.
5/17/1992R. Venkataraman, President, leaves for a six-day visit to China.
10/13/1991PM Rao leaves for Harare to attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
9/25/2000A Delhi Court dismisses applications of three of the 17 accused seeking dropping of proceedings against them in the sensational Coomar Narain espionage case which hit the headlines and rattled the Rajiv Gandhi Government in 1985.
10/16/1983Harish Chandra, great Indian scientist, died. His work in a narrow branch of modern mathematics led to its developement to such an extent that it drew the attention of mathematicians all over the world.
1/31/1986Shri Vishwanath More, famous music director, passed away.
4/27/1942Gandhi condemns stationing of U.S. troops in India.
2/28/1997The samadhi of Morarji Desai - Abhay Ghat - near Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to be converted to a national monument, this was decided on Feburary 11.