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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
05/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
05/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
05/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
05/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
05/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
05/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
05/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
05/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
05/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
05/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
05/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
05/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
05/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
05/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
05/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
05/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
05/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
05/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
05/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
05/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/15/1947Sir Cyril Radcliffe Award on the new boundaries of West Punjab, East Punjab, West Bengal, East Bengal and Assam.
07/17/1930Lord Irwin,British Viceroy, allows Indian moderates to visit Gandhi in prison.
09/24/1995Kanpur University renamed as Chhatrapati Shahu University.
12/25/1861Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, freedom fighter and founder of Banaras Hindu University, was born at Allahabad.
03/24/1981Bombay beat Delhi by an innings and 46 runs to win the Ranji Trophy.
10/13/1971Hitesh Modi, cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup), was born.
02/05/1993The Supreme Court directs the Union Government to forcibly produce Manipur Speaker Dr. Borobabu Singh before it on March 23 in a contempt case.
08/13/1638Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, was born at Salwa.
06/17/1887Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.
03/17/1863Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda was born.