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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
09/27/1703 More than 8,000 people died in a cyclone in England.
09/27/1760 Mir Zafar was deposed and his son-in-law Mir Kasim became the Nawab of Bengal. He ruled till July 7, 1763.
09/27/1833 Raja Rammohan Roy, great social reformer, lawyer and politician passed away at Stapleton Grove in England.
09/27/1856 Pratap Narayan Mishra, Hindi writer, was born. He is one of the pioneers of mordern Hindi language.
09/27/1873 Vithalbhai Patel, great freedom fighter, social worker, nationalist leader, politician and President of the Central Assembly, was born at Karmasad, Gujarat.
09/27/1907 Bhagat Singh, the legendary revolutionary, was born at Banga in West Punjab, Layalpur now in Pakistan.
09/27/1908 Shiv Verma, great soldier, was born.
09/27/1925 Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh was established.
09/27/1958 Mihir Sen becomes the first Indian to cross the English Channel from Dover to Calais.
09/27/1972 Shri Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, prolific author and first librarian of the University of Madras, passed away at the age of 80 at Bangalore.
09/27/1974 Pankaj Dharmani, Indian ODI batsman (1997), was born.
09/27/1977 Sanjiva Reddy was elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Government revokes the external emergency promulgated on December 3, 1971.
09/27/1989 The second test launching of India's surface-to-surface missile, 'Prithvi', from Sri Harikota was successful.
09/27/1989 Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee, noted playback singer and music director, died.
09/27/1990 Kabita Garari sets record for 10 Km W (Women) in 48.10 at Beijing Asian Games.
09/27/1993 Daily newspaper of Marathi Language ""Samna"" started its publication at Sambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad).
09/27/1995 Cellular phone service operates for the first time in Delhi.
09/27/1995 73 people died in a coal mine accident in Gaslitand in Dhanbad district, Bihar, when flood water leaked into the mine.
09/27/1999 Harshad Mehta and three others are convicted for misappropriating surplus funds of the Maruti Udyog Ltd.
09/27/2000 Gurucharan Singh goes down fighting to Andri Fedtchouk of Ukraine in the 81 Kg bout of the Olympics boxing.
09/27/2000 The Union Cabinet decides to increase the number of Padma series of awards for excellence in different fields of activities from 60 to 100.
09/27/2000 Venus Williams of USA claims the women's gold in the tennis event in the Sydney Olympics.


Other Historical Dates and Events
06/20/1979Renedy Singh, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Manipur.
10/27/1982Gandhiji's personal secretary Pyare Lal died.
06/24/1908Gopinath, famous Kathakali dancer, was born.
02/23/1997176 people dead and 500 injured in a major fire at a religious congregation in Baripada, Orissa.
11/25/1977John Lobo became the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 30/06/79).
04/19/1995Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.
08/15/1925Sadashiv Pandurang Jantre, great freedom fighter and social worker, was born .
03/04/2000Geeta Mukherjee (76), veteran communist leader, died of a massive heart attack in New Delhi. Popularly known as 'Geetadi', she won every Lok Sabha election from Panskura in West Bengal since 1980.
09/03/1979M. M. Bhatnagar was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 14-06-1985.
12/24/1762Gopalrao defeated in the battle of Jamkhindi.