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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/23/1743 Sawai Jaising died.
9/23/1803 British-Indian forces defeated the Marathas in the Battle of Assaye.
9/23/1858 Grant Duf, historian who studied Maratha history, died.
9/23/1862 Sriniwas Shastri, great patriot and veteran politician, was born.
9/23/1863 Rao Tularam Singh Yadav, freedom fighter, was one of the key leaders of the Indian rebellion of 1857, in Haryana, where he is considered a state hero.
9/23/1903 Yusuf Meherali, freedom fighter and socialist, was born.
9/23/1906 Kumar (Mijjan) alias Syed Hasan Ali, film actor, was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has worked in 'Shadows of the Dead', 'Dukhiari', 'Gambler', 'Patan ni Paniari', 'Thoure of Delhi'.
9/23/1908 Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi poet, was born.
9/23/1911 Rappal Sangmeshwar Krishnan, noted physics expert of India, was born.
9/23/1952 Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad, batsman in 40 Tests (1974-85), was born in Bombay.
9/23/1965 The Indian Army secured the Kashmir Valley and the only object left was to clean out the remnants of the Gibraltar Force. Under the guidance of United Nations, the cease-fire came into effect.
9/23/1967 P. S. Vaidya, great Indian ODI pace bowler (1995-96), was born.
9/23/1974 First NCC Airforce Squadran (Women) was established at Vanasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan.
9/23/1980 Indira Gandhi gains power to imprison without trial.
9/23/1983 Supreme Court upholds execution of criminals through hanging by rope.
9/23/1990 World Bank clears Rs.1,200 crore aid for Sarovar Dam rejecting objections raised by environmental groups.
9/23/1992 Indian-designed pilotless target aircraft 'Lakshya' successfully tested.
9/23/1996 Sitaram Kesri elected provisional president of Congress (I).
9/23/1997 India win Sahara Cup Cricket series by 4-1 victory over Pakistan.
9/23/1999 India rejects Pakistan's proposal for an international conference on arms control.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/25/1903Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo, chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
9/10/1920Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao was born at Hadagali in Karnataka. In 1945 he put forward the ""theory of estimation"" in statistics. His formulae and therorems, for instance the ""Cramer-Rao inequality"", ""The Fisher-Rao theorem"" and ""Rao-Black Wellistaion"" are now part of any standard textbook of statistics. For his significant contributions, Rao received the S. S. Bhatnagar Award, the Meghnad Saha Medal and the Guy medal.
9/10/1920Firuz Shah Tughluq, the third emperor of Delhi, died at the age of 83.
10/3/2000India and Russia sign a declaration on strategic partnership.
4/1/1912The imperial capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Old New Delhi and the Province of Delhi was declared by a proclamation.
2/8/1989Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, PM of Norway, was awarded 1988 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
9/13/1906Surendra Kumar Dey, social reformer and politician, was born at Sylhet (Bangladesh).
9/29/1999Jaswant Singh, External Affairs Minister, meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz meet at the SAARC ministerial meeting.
4/10/1996The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.
6/12/1990Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.