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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
The Sultan, losing his hold over the army and some members of his aristocracy, very wisely abdicated in favour of his brother Ahmad, who is famous in Deccan history as Ahmad Shah Wali.
24 merchants gathered in London's Founder Hall under the auspices of Lord Mayor to start a new company with a share captial in India.
9/22/1687 Aurangzeb ended Kutubshah kingdom.
9/22/1789 Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department.
9/22/1869 Shri Valangaiman Sankaranarayana Srinivasa Shastri, great scholar of Sanskrit, master, politician, social reformer, President of India and educationist, was born at Valangaiman village, Tamil Nadu.
9/22/1891 Gangopadhyay Taraknath, famous novelist in Bengal, passed away.
9/22/1902 Sorabjee Harmasji Colah, (right-hand batsman who batted in India's first two Tests), was born in Bombay.
9/22/1931 Gandhi meets Charlie Chaplin in London.
9/22/1937 The last contingent of Indian freedom fighters was send to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
9/22/1952 Bapiraju Adiv, famous Telgu novelist, poet and author, died.
9/22/1970 Bandopadhyay Shardendu, modern Bengali poet, died.
9/22/1979 Israel conducts nuclear test at Indian Ocean.
9/22/1979 Maulana Abdul Ali Moudoodi aka Syed Abul A'la Maududi Chishti, founder leader of the Jamait- E- Islam, died in USA, he had taken pakistani citizenship.
9/22/1986 India vs Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie.
9/22/1988 PM announces Government's decision to drop Defamation Bill.
9/22/1991 Durga Khote, film actress and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 86 years.
9/22/1992 Harshad Mehta released after 110 days in jail.
9/22/1992 Indo-British Extradition Treaty signed in London.
9/22/1994 G. N. Joshi, famous singer, died.
9/22/1996 Passport seekers are given an option of 10 years (Rs. 300) or 20 years (Rs. 600) period.
9/22/1999 Former Test all-rounder Chandu Borde was re-appointed chairman of National Selection Committee on Day two of the BCCI AGM in Jaipur.
9/22/1999 India asks Pakistan to prevent the reported attempt by the JKLF to cross the Line of Control (LOC) on October 4.
9/22/2000 Kerala High Court suspends the sentence awarded by the Kottayam Special Court on 32 accused in the Suryanelli rape case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/15/1989NAL's 0.6 m transonic wind tunnel is commissioned. Total project cost is about Rs 20 million.
12/4/1999A batch of 1,690 Indian soldiers leave for Sierra Leone to join the U.N. Mission to implement the peace accord.
3/29/1996SC asks All India Indira Congress to modify its name as All Indira Congress (Tiwari).
3/1/1930Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's), was born in Madras.
9/10/1943Satyendra Chandra Bardhan, Vakkom Abdul Khader, Fouja Singh, Boniface Pereira and Anandan were hanged on charges of conspiracy to ""wage war against the King"" under the Ememy Agents Ordinance (which was given retrospective effect) at Madras Jail. They sang Vande Mataram and shouted ""Bharat Mata Ki Jai"" when they were being hanged.
3/10/1985India beat Pakistan to win ""World Championship of Cricket"". Ravi Shastri is declared champion of champions and Sunil Gavaskar steps down from the captaincy.
11/21/1962India and China declared a truce from the war in which India was badly beaten. Because of winter in China, they halted their advance into India.
11/21/1962The first ship of the Dutch East India Company returned from Far East.
5/5/1971India appeals for urgent aid for 1.8 mil. for Bangladeshi refugees in New Delhi.
7/22/1992The Supreme Court asks UP Government to halt construction in Ayodhya.