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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.
8/21/1879 Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.
8/21/1931 Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.
8/21/1955 Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.
8/21/1972 A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.
8/21/1978 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
8/21/1981 Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar ""Kakasaheb"", freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.
8/21/1986 Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.
8/21/1987 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 - 1992).
8/21/1988 500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.
8/21/1990 Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .
8/21/1991 Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.
8/21/1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
8/21/1997 Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.
8/21/1997 Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.
8/21/2000 Mahatma Gandhi's daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.
8/21/2000 Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/26/1996Supreme Court asks Harshad Mehta to pay Rs. 217 crore to the Income Tax department.
4/4/1990Hindi film 'Bagh Bahadur' received the best feature film award of 1989.
2/21/1952The XV Indian Olympic Games in Madras.
11/17/1986SAARC Summit at Bangalore decides to set up permanent secretariat at Kathmandu; India elected new Chairman.
1/28/1898Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
1/31/1946Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69), was born in Calcutta.
10/23/1997I.K. Gujral, PM, leaves for Edinburgh to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meeting.
12/28/1688Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb demolishes all temples (around 1,000) in Mathura. (During their reign, Muslim rulers had destroyed roughly 60,000 Hindu temples throughout India, constructing mosques on 3,000 sites).
8/13/1956National Highways Act was approved by the Parliament of India.
9/24/1914Janardan Swami was born.