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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Qutubu'd-din Aibak (1206-1210) was crowned at Lahore after the death of Muhammad of Ghuri. He was originally a slave of Turkestan. As he started his career as a slave, the dynasty founded by him in India is known as ""Slave Dynasty"". The construction of Qutabminar was started during his regime. Since he was very generous, the people called him ""Lakh Baksh"".
7/24/1783 Simon Bolivar, great dynamic leader and social reformer, was born at Carcas.
7/24/1837 Kanishta, son of Samajya Laxshmi, was killed.
7/24/1911 Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, was born.
7/24/1932 Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.
7/24/1932 Madhukar Devram Toradmal, famous actor and playwright, was born.
7/24/1985 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sikh leader Sant Harchand Singh Longowal of Akali Dal signed a peace contract known as 'Punjab Accord' thus ending the four-year agitation in Punjab.
7/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in Lok Sabha resign on the issue of C & AG report on Bofors gun deal.
7/24/1991 Industrial licensing scrapped.
7/24/1991 Union budget imposes all-round price hike.
7/24/1992 Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
7/24/1993 Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
7/24/1994 Bodo kills 37 moslems in Bashbari, North Eastern India.
7/24/1996 Govt. decides to raise the ceiling on the maximum amount of retirement/death gratuity from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
7/24/1997 Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
7/24/1997 Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
7/24/1998 India signs a deal with Russia for purchasing the aircraft-carrier.
7/24/1999 Om Prakash Chautala is sworn in the Chief Minister of Haryana, and will seek trust vote on July 27.
7/24/1999 Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
7/24/2000 S. Vijayalakshmi becomes the first Indian woman Grandmaster in the International Grandmasters chess tournament held in Hyderabad.
7/24/2000 The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/24/19953,400 meter long tunnel at Barcem piercing through the Karmali Ghat in Canacona taluka on the Konkan railway route in Goa completed at an approximate cost of Rs. 50 million.
9/4/1880Bhupendranath Dutt, Bengali litterateur and politician, was born.
10/3/1997Financial and operational autonomy to be given to 97 profit-making public sector enterprises ('mini-ratnas') other than the navaratnas.
6/7/1996Sq. Ldr. Sanjay Thapar of IAF becomes the first Indian to jump from a parachute and hoist the national flag at the North Pole.
12/8/1992World-wide protest against Ayodhya demolition, temples burnt in Pakistan and Britain; Advani, Joshi, Singhal arrested; Nation observes 'bandh'.
11/16/1995Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), India's first elevated suburban railway, becomes operational in Madras.
5/20/1965Under the leadership of Commander M. S. Kohli, Indian Trackers concurred Mount Everest. Captain A. S. Chima and Sherpa Nawang Gombu were the first to reach the summit.
5/1/2000Bidyut Ganguly (64), veteran CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister, died of severe burns in Calcutta.
1/6/1976Baliram Bhagat elected Lok Sabha Speaker.
11/15/1937Jayshankar Prasad, famous Hindi writer, died. His works include the epic (mahakavya) ""Kamayanee"" and plays ""Chandra Gupt"" and ""Ska