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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
01/30/1999 Gopinath Bordoloi was awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, The Highest Civilian Award in India. 1999.
01/30/1528 Rana Sanga of Mewar, who had built up an extensive and powerful kingdom over the central and western regions of Northern India, passed away. Mughal Emperor Babur captured Chanderi Fort from Medini Rai, Rana Sangram Singh one of the Lieutenants.
01/30/1785 Sir Charles Metkaff, governor general of East India Company, was born.
01/30/1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, great leader and social reformer, was born at Hyde Park, New York.
01/30/1903 Lord Curzon opened the Imperial Library in in Metcalfe Hall at Calcutta.
01/30/1905 Pitamber Das, social reformer and politician, was born at Mowana, U.P.
01/30/1908 Gandhiji was summoned to see General Smuts at Pretoria and released on reaching a compromise.
01/30/1911 Gajananrao Joshi, famous violin player and singer of ""Gwalior Gharana"", was born.
01/30/1947 Gandhiji leaves Patna for Delhi. Mountbatten, new Viceroy, arrives in Delhi.
01/30/1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the spiritual leader of Indian independence, was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist. The 78-year-old Gandhi was shot at point-blank range as he was walking through a garden to a pergola, where he was to deliver his daily prayer meeting.
01/30/1949 Night Airmail Services was inaugurated.
01/30/1959 Uranium Metal Project started producing Uranium at Trombay, Mumbai.
01/30/1968 Makhanlal Chaturvedi, famous Hindi poet, writer and President of All India, passed away.
01/30/1971 Indian Airline's Fokker Friendship aircraft in India was hijacked to Lahore.
01/30/1988 Sheshrao Wankhede, barrister, passed away.
01/30/1991 Union Government dismisses Karunanidhi government. President's rule imposed in Tamil Nadu.
01/30/1993 Congress (I) MLA in Andhra Pradesh P. Balaraju and eight officials kidnapped by the outlawed People's War Group in Visakhapatnam district.
01/30/1993 Dr. Syvatoslav Roerich, 89, renowned painter and husband of film actress Devika Rani, passed away.
01/30/1994 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wickets.
01/30/1996 The new (reconstituted) Scientific Advisory Board of the ICMR met on January 30-31, 1996.
01/30/1996 Maharashtra govt. decides to make school education free up to 10th standard.
01/30/1996 Mob ransacks Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Bangalore.
01/30/1996 Supreme Court directs CBI and other govt. agencies to speed up the Jain hawala probe.
01/30/1997 Fifth Pay Commission submits proposals; minimum salary Rs. 2440 pm and maximum 26,000. Cabinet Secretary 30,000; six-day week; retirement at 60, etc. proposed.
01/30/1997 Mahatma Gandhi's ashes immersed in Sangam.
01/30/1999 Paes-Bhupathi stumbled in the doubles final losing to Patrick Rafter-Jonas Bjorkman in the Australian Open Tennis tournament.
01/30/1999 Pandit Ravi Shankar, sitar maestro, is chosen for Bharat Ratna.


Other Historical Dates and Events
09/08/1993Mandal Commission recommendation of 27\% job reservation for the backward classes brought into effect; 'Creamy' layer excluded.
07/08/199125 tonnes of gold moved to London from India to raise $ 200 million loan.
05/22/1545Sher Shah Sur died. He was fatally wounded in an explosion on Kalanjara fort while preparing for an attack. He introduced the new silver rupee-coin ""Rupiya"" based on ratio of 40 copper coin pieces (paisa) per rupee and built several roads including the longest road of India known as Grand Trunk Road (now Natioinal Highway-2).
01/01/1981Colaba District renamed as Raigad District.
04/08/1831Ram Mohan Roy landed in England.
12/24/1902Shashi Mukhi of Classic Theatre, Calcutta, was the first Indian to record on gramophone. This song was on 25 cms. one sided disc and the lyrics were ""Kanha Jeevan Dhan"" from the play Shri Krishna. The song was recorded by Gramophome and Typewriter Company.
11/21/1993R.F. Botha, Foreign Minister, moots a grouping of Indian Ocean countries.
02/26/1976V. S. Khandekar was honoured by Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award for the novel 'Yayati'.
01/15/1988Kiran More stumps five West Indian batsman at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras thus creating a world Test record.
09/24/1992Union Labour Minister announces a new export-oriented emigration policy in place of the regulatory one.