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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/13/1699 Khalsa Panth established.
4/13/1772 Warren Hastings, who became the president of their Bengal Council, was appointed in the court of Directors of the East India Company.
4/13/1796 The first elephant was brought to America from Bengal, India.
4/13/1851 Ganga Ram, great social reformer and an assistant engineer in the Public Works Department, Punjab, was born at Mangtanwala, now in Pakistan.
4/13/1889 Balkrishna A. Pillai, litterateur and journalist, was born.
4/13/1890 Ramchandra Gopal Torne (Dadasaheb), film director, was born.
4/13/1919 Jallianwala Baug massacre. The great Indian tragedy occured in Amritsar which claimed 389 lives and wounded 1,516 activitists fighting for Indian independence. Early in 1919, the Rowlatt Act (Black Act) was passed. This authorized the Government to imprison any person without any trial and conviction in a court of law. This furious act was under the guidence of cruel Brigedier General R. E. H. Dyer and his 50 men troop. Michael O' Dwyer was then the Governor of Punjab who naturally defended the action. This day is observed as Jallianwala Baug Day.
4/13/1940 Najma Heptulla, Vice President of Rajya Sabha, was born.
4/13/1947 Diplomatic relations between India and Russia established.
4/13/1948 Bhuvaneshwar became the capital of Orissa.
4/13/1963 Babu Gulab Rai, famous hindi critic, passed away.
4/13/1971 Carlton Chapman, Indian Soccer (Football) player, was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.
4/13/1972 Balraj Sahani, famous film actor, passed away.
4/13/1982 Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal passed away.
4/13/1982 Pandit Parmanand, founder member of `Gather Party', passed away.
4/13/1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win the first Cricket Asia Cup in Sharjah.
4/13/1984 Kerala Government drops Silent Valley Project and declares the entire area a national park.
4/13/1988 Mother Teresa asks Margret Thatcher for help to set up a hostel for London's elderly homeless in UK.
4/13/1989 Malayalam film 'Piravi' directed by Shaji N. Karun adjudged best feature film of 1988.
4/13/1993 Bhupan Hazarika wins Phalke Award for 1992.
4/13/1993 Lalitadevi Shastri passed away.
4/13/1994 United Arab Emirates lost to India in its first official ODI.
4/13/1997 Anand wins Dos Hermanas chess crown.
4/13/1997 Paes-Bhupathi corner doubles glory in the Gold Flake Open tennis in Chennai.
4/13/1999 D. Sripada Rao, former Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, is shot dead by People's War Group naxalites near Annaram village in Karimnagar district.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/25/1995India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.
7/23/1956India celebrates the birth centenary of Bal Gangadhar ""Lokmanya"" Tilak.
7/18/1987Arun Singh, union minister of state for defence, resigns from the cabinet.
6/20/1992Carnatic musician Maharajapuram Santhanam died in a car accident in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.
9/14/1868Swami Virjanand, Sanskrit grammar litterateur and master, passed away at the age of 90.
3/28/1914Komagata Maru sailed from Hong Kong to Vancouver with 351 Sikhs and 21 Punjabi Muslim youths under the captaincy of Sardar Gurjeet Singh as a part of 'Ghadar' Movement.
6/10/1928Papan Ramchand Panjabi, cricket test umpire for 7 tests from 1978-81, was born in Mumbai.
2/8/1986For the first time in the country, pre-paid taxi sevice scheme was established at New Delhi airport.
8/9/1942Subhash Chandra Bose (Netaji) forms the Indian National Army in Malaya with the help of the Japanese. He inaugurates the Government of Free India at Singapore.
3/16/1901Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.