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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Battle of Krisna was fought between two villages Rakshasi and Tangadi.
1/23/1664 Shahaji Raje died in an accident.
1/23/1809 Veer Surendra Sai, freedom fighter and revolutionary, was born in Khinda village in the north of Sambalpur at Orissa.
1/23/1814 Sir Alexander Canningham, Indian Archeologist, was born.
1/23/1897 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, great nationalist leader and freedom fighter, was born at Cuttack. At the age of 23, he was ranked fourth in the I.C.S. Examination in London and fought against the British with his Azad Hind Fauj in the second World War.
1/23/1909 New direct 7,000-mile telegraphic link with India is hailed as a great achievement at London.
1/23/1915 Kamal Nayan Bajaj, famous industrialist, was born.
1/23/1919 Govindagraj (Ram Ganesh Gadkari), great Marathi drama writer, comedy writer and poet, passed away.
1/23/1920 Air transportation began in India by two Royal Air Force planes between Karachi and Bombay, and Air Mail service started.
1/23/1927 Balasaheb Thackrey, Shiv Sena chief and Hindu Hriday Samrat, was born.
1/23/1954 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad declares that the State of Kashmir is a part of India.
1/23/1960 Laxmi Narayan Garde, famous journalist related to ""Venkateshwar Samachar"", ""Bangawasi"", ""Bharat Mitra"" and ""Navjeevan"" newspapers, passed away.
1/23/1961 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films.
1/23/1965 Indian first alloy and steel plant in the public sector started in Durgapur; alloy and steel plant limited project started.
1/23/1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party; 100 die in New Delhi.
1/23/1975 Omeo Kumar Das, one of the great patriots of Assam, passed away at the age of 81. He selflessly worked for the tea plantation workers and made efforts to get them better living standards. He translated Gandhiji's autobiography ""My Experiments with Truth"" in Assamese language.
1/23/1976 Gautam Buddha's lost city of Kapilavastu was found in an excavation.
1/23/1977 Janata Party was formed. Congress Sangathan, Jansangh, Bhartiya Lokdal and Samajwadi Party decided to merge and create Janata Party.
1/23/1978 The motto ""Shastra se Shakti"" (Strength though arms) in Hindi written in Devengiri script was approved by the President of India as the motto of the Army Ordnance Corps.The original corps motto of the Ordnance corps was ""Usa Tela Tananti"" found in the arms of the board of Ordnance. This was translated to mean ""To the thunder his arms"". The corps song titled ""Ayudh Corps Mahan"" was introduced for the first time in 4th re-union of the Army Ordnance Corps. The song is to be played or sung ""within unit lines only"", during purely Regimental functions.
1/23/1992 India becomes ASEAN dialogue partner.
1/23/1993 British PM John Major arrives in India on an official visit.
1/23/1993 Indian Airlines B737 crashes at Aurangabad, 61 die.
1/23/1996 Maharashtra govt. winds up the inquiry commission headed by Justice Srikrishna set up to probe the communal riots in Mumbai in Dec. 92-Jan. 93.
1/23/1997 50,000 miners in Orissa lose jobs as 57 mines are closed down.
1/23/1997 Statue of Subhash Bose unveiled inside Parliament House.
1/23/1999 An Australian missionary, Graham Stewart Staines, and his two sons Philip and Timothy are burnt to death by miscreants near Manoharpur village in Orissa's Keonjhar district.
1/23/2000 India will be taught a lesson if it tries to cross the LoC, says the Pakistani military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/27/1888Jinvijayji Muni, famous Shwetambar Jain Yati, was born.
3/30/1993Air Time Committee Chief P.S. Deodhar and its members resign in protest against the implementation of the metro channel of Doordarshan.
9/29/1977India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.
3/17/1863Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda was born.
11/10/1848Surendranath Banerji, popularly known as Rashtraguru, was born at Taltala, Calcutta. He passed his final ICS Examination in 1869 and joined in 1871, He was President of the Indian National Congress twice, in 1895 at Pune and in 1902 at Ahmedabad.
1/27/1972V. S. Sarvate (Tatya Saheb), great revolutionary writer, passed away.
9/25/1984Indian Army withdraws from the Golden Temple; repair of Akal Takht complete.
1/20/1994Chinese film 'Farewell, My Concubine' and Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Vidheyan' adjudged best Foreign and Indian films in the 25th International Film Festival at Calcutta.
5/17/1994Nar Bahadur Bhandari voted out in Sikkim; Sikkim Sangram Parishad leader Sanchaman Limboo takes over as CM.
2/15/2000K.R. Narayanan, President, presents Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 1998 to B.R. Chopra for his contribution to Indian cinema.