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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Meerabai, saint poet, passed away.
3/2/1913 Bhavaniprasad Mishra was born.
3/2/1930 Gandhiji addresses letter to Viceroy intimating his intention to break Salt Law if Congress demands are not conceded.
3/2/1933 Anandji, famous music director, was born.
3/2/1938 Chandrakumar Agarwala, assamia poet, passed away.
3/2/1949 Sarojini Naidu, ""Nightingale of India"", freedom fighter, social worker and patriot, passed away when she was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress. She took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 1931.
3/2/1952 Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Bihar, formally inaugurated by Nehru. It was the first Government owned company.
3/2/1957 Central Warehouse Corporation established.
3/2/1963 China reports troops have left disputed area in India.
3/2/1982 Indira Gandhi opened Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna.
3/2/1984 Mother Teresa University inaugurated by Mother herself at Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
3/2/1986 Kashinath Ghanekar, famous stage artist, passed away.
3/2/1990 DMK Front to form government in Pondicherry and Congress (I) in Maharashtra.
3/2/1994 Autonomous Hill Council for Leh set up.
3/2/1994 President's rule in J & K extended.
3/2/1996 Malabar University (Kerala) comes into being.
3/2/1996 Tendulkar scores 137 for India vs Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup, but India still lose the match.
3/2/1997 Bangalore's Dr. B. V. Ravi Kumar develops India's first indigenously made HIV detection kit.
3/2/1997 Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, congratulates India on its pursuit of steady and higher economic growth.
3/2/2000 Om Prakash Chautala, Indian National Lok Dal supremo, sworn in the 18th Chief Minister of Haryana.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/18/1912Narayan Govind Chitre, with the help of R. P. Tipnis and Cameraman Johnson, produced a 8000 ft. long theatrical film 'Pundalik', which was directed by Ramchandra Torney alias Dada Saheb Torne. The entire film was shot in a theatre at Mangaldas Wadi in Bombay, where the Sangit Mandali, a professional theatre group, was performing a play 'Pundalik'. The film was released on May, 18 in the Coronation Cinematograph at Girgaum, Bombay.
5/15/1992Harshad Mehta suspended.
2/22/1997India outplays Poland in the final hockey `Test' and win series 2-0.
11/6/1910Satakopan Chandilyan Bhashyam, journalist, was born at Tirukkoilur, Madras.
9/9/1981Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricketer (two Tests for India, 29 runs & 0/13), died.
6/18/2000K.M. Beenamol breaks P.T. Usha's record in 400m at 51.21 sec in an international meet at Kiev in Ukraine.
9/5/1990Rajya Sabha approves the Prasar Bharati Bill rejecting by voice vote three motions moved by the Congress(I) to refer the Bill to a joint select committee.
2/26/1887Sir Benegal Narsingh Rao, an eminent lawyer and political leader, was born. He was the first Indian President of UN Security Council in 1950.
2/14/1994The controversial Supreme Court Judge V.Ramaswami, who survived an impeachment motion in Parliament, retires.
9/20/1928Narayan Guru ""Nanu"" of Kerala entered in maha Samadhi. His teachings are held in great reverence even today.