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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/24/1966 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die.
6/24/1966 Atul Chandrakant Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman from 1994), was born in Bombay.
6/24/1763 Murshidabad was captured by the East India Company under Major Adams for the second time, and Mir Jaffar was declared the King.
6/24/1869 Hari Chapekar Damodar was born virtually. He was the first terrorist of India.
6/24/1885 Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal Master, was born in the village Haryal, District Rawalpindi.
6/24/1897 Padmashree Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, famous music director of Gwalior Gharana, was born at Gujrat.
6/24/1901 John Thottam (Sir Marry Benigna C.D.) Marry, great poetess and teacher, was born in Elangi village at Kerala.
6/24/1908 Gopinath, famous Kathakali dancer, was born.
6/24/1928 Mrinal Keshav Gore, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
6/24/1946 Gandhiji meets Cabinet Mission.
6/24/1946 Congress party rejects British plan for provisional govt. pending constitution in New Delhi.
6/24/1961 Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 flew took to air for the first time.
6/24/1969 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), passed away.
6/24/1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins.
6/24/1980 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, former president of India, died at Madras.
6/24/1986 Government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment would also get maternity leave.
6/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in the Lok Sabha resign on the issue of CAG report on the Bofors gun deal.
6/24/1990 Defence scientists successfully test fired country's first third generation anti-tank missile 'NAG'.
6/24/1990 President R. Venkataraman issues notification formally constituting an Inter-State Council.
6/24/1991 Jayalalitha ministry sworn in in Tamil Nadu.
6/24/1991 K. Karunakaran ministry assumes power in Kerala.
6/24/1991 Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission.
6/24/1991 The first-ever BJP ministry led by Kalyan Singh takes over in UP.
6/24/1991 Two LIC officers burnt to death in Kashmir.
6/24/1996 Nanchil K. Manoharan, former DMK Finance Minister, expelled from the party.
6/24/1996 Cong(I) enters into an electoral alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party for forthcoming Assembly election in UP.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/10/1927Dashrathi (Dashrathi Krishnamacharya), famous Telgu poet, was born.
7/22/1993R.K. Khandekar, PM's aide, denies Harshad Mehta's charges.
2/24/1880Satyanarayan, great poet of Kannada language, was born.
6/9/1999The Indian army occupies two key positions in the Batalik sector.
6/9/1999Royal Charter forms the East India Company, setting in motion a process that ultimately results in the subjugation of India under British rule.
3/25/1916S. M. Pandit, famous painter, was born.
4/13/1988Mother Teresa asks Margret Thatcher for help to set up a hostel for London's elderly homeless in UK.
2/14/1959Nehru tells the International Conference on Planned Parenthood that Indian family planning efforts have not stopped population growth.
11/17/1932The Third Round Table Conference began in London. It was not attended by the Congress as the real Indian participation in the making of the constitution was negligible. Since Gandhi was in prison because of his civil disobedience movement he could not attend it either. This conference ended on 24th November 1932 without achieving anything.
1/24/1924Karpoori Thakur ""Jan Nayak"", freedom fighter, teacher and national president of Samyukta Socialist Party, was born in village Samastipur, District Bihar.