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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/11/1687 Madras' first presidency chartered with a Mayor s court as a Municipal Corporation.
12/11/1780 Goddard General, Bassein fort was captured near Bombay.
12/11/1783 Peshwa Raghobadada, who ruled upto Atak, passed away.
12/11/1843 Robert Koch, famous French scientist, was born in Clausthal village, Germany.
12/11/1845 First battle between Britishers and Sikhs. In 1849, Punjab lost its independence. This is referred as the first Anglo-Sikh War.
12/11/1872 Rajkhova Benudhar, modern Assamese poet, was born.
12/11/1876 Raobahadur Yeshwantrao Harishchandra Desai, famous architect, was born.
12/11/1881 Subramania Bharati was born at Ettaiyapuram.
12/11/1906 Mysore Gururaj Vijayasarathi, cricket Test umpire for 13 tests from 1951-60, was born in Karnataka.
12/11/1908 New law suspends trial by jury and increases penalties for 'sedition.'
12/11/1922 Dilip Kumar, famous film actor, was born.
12/11/1926 Kamala Kant Pandey was born at Varanasi. He was the first Indian agriculture graduate to win the London Exhibition Scholarship. He was elected fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1966. In 1975, he made the discovery of a ""revolutionary technique in plant breeding
12/11/1929 Subhash Pandharinath ""Fergie"" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), was born in Bom
12/11/1931 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ""Osho"", guru of the rich, was born.
12/11/1938 Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, famous Hindi litterateur and editor, passed away.
12/11/1958 Wilson Jones became India's first individual World Champion when he won the Amateur Billiards Championship.
12/11/1963 Kewalam Madhav Panikkar, veteran politician and famous historian, passed away.
12/11/1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed.
12/11/1968 Indian born Har Govind Khorana receives the Nobel Price for medicine and physiology.
12/11/1971 The elite para-commandos and parachute battalions -India's 'Red Devils', as they are affectionately called, have an unsurpassed ethos and elan of their own. 2 Para Battalion executed a superb airborne assault operation at Tangail in East Pakistan, which was the first of its kind in the subcontinent.
12/11/1976 Aliyawar Jung, former Governor of Maharashtra, died.
12/11/1986 The United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF) completes 40 years of work on behalf of children (11-12-86).
12/11/1987 Rajiv Government defeats the first ever no-confidence motion.
12/11/1988 Dr. Nagendra Singh, 74, President of the International Court of Justice, passed away in Hague.
12/11/1990 Naresh Chandra was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1992
12/11/1990 T. N. Seshan appointed CEC, and Mohan Dharia Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.
12/11/1991 Murali Manohar Joshi, BJP President, sets out on 'the Kanyakumari to Kashmir Ekta Yatra' (unity march).
12/11/1991 The centre notifies the interim order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal directing Karnataka to release 205 tmc ft of water to Tamil Nadu.
12/11/1991 R. G. Sardesai, veteran journalist, died.
12/11/1992 UP acquistion of land in Ayodhya quashed by Allahabad High Court.
12/11/1993 Shankar Dayal Sharma, President, inaugurates the extended new wing of Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan.
12/11/1994 H.D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal leader, assumes office as CM of Karnataka.
12/11/1996 T. N. Seshan retires. M. S. Gill becomes the new election Chief Election Commissioner.
12/11/1998 Kavi Pradeep (84), poet who received 1998 Dadasaheb Phalke award, dies in Mumbai. He was a patriotic song writer and wrote several immortal Hindi film songs.
12/11/1998 Poet Pradeep (Ramchandra Divedi) died at 1850 hrs today.
12/11/1999 Dr. M. L. Madhu, poet and translator, wins the Pushkin Gold Medal award.
12/11/1999 Leander Paes capped a brilliant year with his successive Challenger title, this time in Jaipur, beating Barry Cowan in the final.
12/11/1999 Gopalakrishna Gandhi, former High Commissioner to South Africa, is conferred the honorary doctorate by the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.


Other Historical Dates and Events
05/17/1996Four members (Sange Sherpa, Hira Ram, Tashi Ram, Nadre Sherpa) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police expedition climb Mount Everest from the Chinese side.
05/23/1931Sharad Joshi, famous Hindi poet, playwright and journalist, was born.
08/25/1959Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister, declares in New Delhi that India will defend Bhutan and Sikkim if attacked by China.
01/01/1991Bhanu Pratap Singh, Karnataka Governor, resigns. Goa governor Khurshid Alam Khan appointed in his place.
05/08/1910Tolstoy replies to Gandhiji that question of Passive Resistance is of greatest importance, not only for India but for humanity.
02/08/1971Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Munshi, writer, administrator, leader and founder of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, died.
09/29/2000Nayudu award goes to former India cricket captain Lt. Col. Hemu Adhikari.
05/01/1998India and Peru sign agreements on space technology and agriculture during the visit of Indian President K. R. Narayanan there.
10/20/1774New Regulating Act was introduced which abolished the East India Company Government and a new Government was formed.
12/28/1972C. Rajagopalachari, the only Indian Governor General, died.