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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/21/1820 Dalpat Rai, modern Gujrati poet, was born.
1/21/1882 Vaman Malhar Joshi, Marathi novelist, was born.
1/21/1908 Gandhiji agrees to settlement on basis of voluntary registration, if Registration Act is repealed.
1/21/1910 Ramnath Anandilal Poddar, great industrialist, was born.
1/21/1922 Juda Reuben, cricket Test umpire for 10 tests from 1969-77, was born in Mumbai.
1/21/1922 V. Rajagopal, cricket test umpire for 1 test in 1969-70, was born in Mumbai.
1/21/1924 Professor Madhu Dandavate, former Finance Minister, was born at Ahmednagar.
1/21/1943 Hemu Kalani, revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by British police.
1/21/1945 Shri Rashbehari Basu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, passed away at Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 60.
1/21/1952 Indian National Congress party wins the 1st General Election of India under the ledearship of Jawaharlal Nehru.
1/21/1956 Strikes and demonstrations held in Bihar and Orissa in protest of the government's intention to revise state boundaries.
1/21/1961 Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II, and her husband Duke of Edinburgh visited New Delhi.
1/21/1963 East German party Congress ends; Ulbricht, with Soviet support, condemns Chinese invasion of India at Berlin.
1/21/1963 Acharaya Shivpujan Sahai, famous Hindi writer, poet and novelist, died. He was editor of Hindi journals like ""Marwari Sudhar"", ""Samanwaya"", ""Adarsh"" etc. He wrote 400 short stories and 67 biographies. His novel ""Dehati Dunia"" is acclaimed as first regional novel in Hindi.
1/21/1969 First India built electronic digital computer commissioned.
1/21/1970 Harivinayak Pataskar, former Central Minister and Governor of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
1/21/1978 Nilmoni Phukan, greatest social reformer, prolific writer, poet, editor of 'Dainik Batori', journalist and lawyer, passed away. He participated in the Quit India Movement for which he was arrested.
1/21/1980 Assembly elections in Kerala; LDF wins absolute majority. E.K. Nayanar forms government in Kerala.
1/21/1981 Bishnu Ram Medhi, chief minister of Assam and Governor of Madras, passed away.
1/21/1983 R. D. Katari, the first Indian Admiral of Indian Army, passed away.
1/21/1993 Chander Pal at Bangalore sets record for High Jump in 2.17.
1/21/1993 Biren Roy, follower of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, passed away.
1/21/1994 India and Myanmar decide to open border trade.
1/21/1996 Lakshmi Parvati elected president of Telugu Desam NTR faction.
1/21/1997 Delhi was the first city to use propane gas when 50 autorickshaws were started on trial basis.
1/21/1997 First group of bank documents relating to Bofors case handed over to Indian Government.
1/21/1997 Railways emerges overall champion in national road cycling championship in Calcutta.
1/21/1999 Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena chief, suspends his party's protest against the coming India-Pakistan cricket matches after an urgent meeting with the Union Home Minister in Mumbai.
1/21/2000 The Samata Party National Executive elects Mrs. Jaya Jaitley as its president.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/8/1998Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, gets the Gandhi award for 1998.
8/18/1920Harbhajan Singh, educationist and writer, was born at Lumding.
8/15/2000Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, says in his Independence Day address, ""Borders cannot be redrawn either in the name of religion or on the strength of the sword"".
8/4/1997Maharashtra govt. decides against banning Arun Shourie's book ''Worshipping False Gods'' on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
2/11/1997A New Delhi district consumer court holds that provision of drinking water aboard trains is a necessity and it is the duty of the railways to provide it to passengers in reserved compartments.
5/29/1658Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.
12/25/1861Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, freedom fighter and founder of Banaras Hindu University, was born at Allahabad.
10/20/19916.1-7.1 earthquake in uttar Kashi and three northern districts of UP in the Himalayan foothills kills more than 1,600 people.
10/13/1987Kishore Kumar Ganguly, well known singer, died in Bombay.
11/17/1999India beats New Zealand by seven wickets to win the one-day cricket series in New Delhi. Saurav Ganguly adjudged the 'man of the match' and 'man of the series'.