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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Namdev passed away.
7/3/1661 Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II.
7/3/1745 Ranoji Shinde died.
7/3/1751 Pilaji Jadhav died.
7/3/1760 Maratha army, under Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Vishvas Rao, captured Dehli.
7/3/1838 Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of `Prarthana Samaj', was born.
7/3/1863 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], santee Sioux Indian chief, passed away.
7/3/1897 Hansa Mehta, educationist and social reformer, was born at Surat (Gujarat).
7/3/1898 Gopinath Bhagwan was born at Banamohalla, Srinagar. He is one of the most eminent saints who have graced the sacred land of India. An Ashram at Kharyar, Srinagar is set up by his disciples and devotees to preach his meditation.
7/3/1908 Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested as a traitor by the Britishers.
7/3/1927 A. Neelameghan, librarian, was born at Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu.
7/3/1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling during Cambridge U vs MCC match.
7/3/1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), was born.
7/3/1948 H. M. S. Auchils was taken over by Indian Navy.
7/3/1956 Pandit Nehru and New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland are given the freedom of the City at London.
7/3/1972 Shimla Non-Arm Agreement on Kashmir signed between Indira Gandhi and Z. A. Bhutto.
7/3/1975 Virendrakishor Roy Chaudhary, famous music director, passed away.
7/3/1979 Construction of the main second Howrah Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu) started.
7/3/1985 Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1988.
7/3/1987 The Festival of India in the USSR, to be inaugurated, is the largest cultural manifestation to be held by our country.
7/3/1991 Kailash Sethi was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 22-07-1996.
7/3/1991 Rupee devalued again from 10.58 to 10.96\% .
7/3/1992 Avinash Ganesh Mohadikar, journalist and former editor of magzine `Vyapar Udyog', passed away.
7/3/1996 25 to 30\% hike in prices of petroleum products.
7/3/1997 Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan gets 1996 Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
7/3/1998 Kavi Pradeep, Hindi film lyricist, is selected for the 1997 Dada Saheb Phalke award.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/29/1988Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, resigned as Prime Minister of India, a country which had been ruled by his family for all but five of its 42 years of independence. The end of the dynasty came after elections that were both violent and inconclusive, neither Gandhi's Congress party nor the opposition National Front received a clear majority, although the latter had a few more votes. The only real winner was the fundamentalist Hindu party, Bharatiya Janata, which is now the power broker. If the National Front wants to rule, its leader V.P. Singh needs the religious group's support.
11/1/1974Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman, cricketer (Indian Test batsman v S Africa 1996 ), was born in Hyderabad.
8/18/1985Assam Assembly dissolved (18).
12/19/2000A massive blaze guts Mehboob Studio, one of the oldest in Mumbai city.
7/1/1999The Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) of Shankersinh Waghela merges with Congress(I).
7/16/1956K. L. Pawar, who guided students for the written examinations, was born.
11/15/1993IA Airbus with 272 on board forcelands on a paddy field near Tirupati; all passengers safe.
10/2/1906Raja Ravi Verma died at Attingal near Trivandrum, Kerala. He is remembered for his artistic work in 'Ram Panchayatan', 'Vishwamitra-Menaka', 'Shakuntala writing a letter', 'Shiv Parvati'. A commemorative stamp was issued by the Postal Department on April 29, 1971 in his honour.
10/13/1911Sister Nivedita, follower of Vivekanand, died.
12/14/1895George VI, King of England (1936-52), was born.