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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/17/1674 Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
6/17/1756 Nawab Sira-ud-Daulah attacked on Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers and captured it on June 21.
6/17/1824 Bureau of Indian Affairs established.
6/17/1839 Lord William Bentik, governor general of India, was born.
6/17/1862 Lord Charles Jhon Canning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), died.
6/17/1887 Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.
6/17/1903 Jyotiprasad Agarwal, Assamia playwright, poet and music director, was born.
6/17/1913 Waman Vasudev Chitle (Bal Chitle), Marathi story writer and editor, was born.
6/17/1917 Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living at Hriday Kunj in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.
6/17/1917 Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner and social worker, was born at Lahore.
6/17/1928 Pandit Gop Bandhu Das, famous writer, social worker and the creator of Orissa, passed away.
6/17/1933 The civil disobedience campaign ended.
6/17/1947 Burma was adopted as republic by constitution assembly.
6/17/1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.
6/17/1961 The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, makes its maiden flight.
6/17/1965 Motilal, famous actor, died.
6/17/1973 Leander Vece Paes, tennis player who singles bronze at Atlanta Olympics (1996), was born. He was also a winner of French Open in 1999, Gold Flake Open, Newport 1998, Wimbledon 1999 (doubles and mixed doubles).
6/17/1976 Montreal Olympics opens.
6/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).
6/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950).
6/17/1991 Congress and its allies secure absolute majority in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Haryana Assemblies.
6/17/1991 Prabhakar Machve, famous litterateur, passed away.
6/17/1993 Congress (I) working committee reaffirms its faith in Rao; BJP asks for PM's resignation .
6/17/1993 K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.
6/17/1994 Twelve opposition legislators in Sikkim resign.
6/17/1995 Motilal Vohra, UP Governor, sets agenda for a two-day special session of the UP Assembly asking the speaker to take up a motion against self first.
6/17/1996 Balasahab Devras, Sarsangha Chalak of Rashtriya Sawyamsewak Sangh, died.
6/17/2000 Danial Latifi (83), well known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, died of cancer in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/25/1993113 MPs arrested and Murali Manohar Joshi injured in police action.
11/24/1991Bihar's ruling JD makes a clean sweep of all the three Lok Sabha seats in the by-elections.
5/3/1947Indian National Trade Union Congress Intak was established.
9/13/1965Pakistanis bomb Bombay.
1/6/1972America declared Naval Drill in the Indian Ocean.
9/30/1916Jagan Nath Bhardwaj, social worker and trade unionist, was born at Chartgarh, H.P.
3/14/1995Chandragupta Chaudhary 'Comred ', senior leader of Bhartiya Communist Party, passed away.
4/20/1993Jharkhand Movement suspends its 36-days old economic blockade.
12/26/1914Dr. Shushila Nair, social reformer, was born in village Kunjah, district Gunjra, Punjab (now Pakistan). She dedicated her life to serve Gandhiji and Gandhi Ashram and also performed the duties of Indian citizen by taking active participation in freedom movement.
10/1/1990Constitution's 75th amendment bill to extend President's rule in Punjab for another six months fails through the first stage in Lok Sabha for want of a simple majority.