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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
9/16/1997Rajeev Balakrishnan sets 100m national mark in the ITC International Athletics meet.
10/26/1935Ashok P.Jain, great industrialist, was born.
8/1/1993Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul PVSM, MVC, ADC., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/Dec/1995.
11/29/1869Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkar Bappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, was born at Bhavnagar, Saurashtra.
1/23/1978The 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.
8/9/1996Unofficial estimates put black money in the country at Rs. 70,000 crore, i.e. 6\% of GDP.
12/5/1905Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was born in Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir.
1/4/1954Judge Mehr Chand Mahajan became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 22/12/1954.
4/14/2000The AIADMK expels senior leaders Sedapatti R. Muthiah, S. Raghupathy and Karuppusamy Pandian for ''anti-party activities''.
2/16/1994Military Museum established at Ahmadnagar.