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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
11/16/1713 Chhatrapati Shahu appointed Balaji Vishwanath, a very remarkable man in Maratha history, as 'Peshwa'.
11/16/1835 Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She was named Manikarnika and was called 'Manu'. (16 or19).
11/16/1860 First group of Indian worker's reached Natal, South Africa.
11/16/1877 Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia, professor, pioneer and innovator, died. He was the first Indian who was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, London. He introduced lighting by gas and was the first to build ""INDUS"", a steam-ship in India in 1833. He also introduced sewing machine, photography and electro-plat
11/16/1883 Pandit Baburao Vishnu Paradkar, eminent Hindi editor and journalist, was born at Varanasi.
11/16/1887 Padmacharan Patnaik, famous Orria poet, was born.
11/16/1908 Bommi Narsingh Reddy, famous film story writer, was born.
11/16/1913 Agnihotri Ambadas Shankar, journalist and litterateur, was born.
11/16/1915 Vishnu Ganesh Pingle, martyr, died.
11/16/1921 Nearly 700 Mopalh rebels were killed by the Gurkhas as they attacked the Pandikkad post at Delhi.
11/16/1947 Kamta Prasad ""Guru"" died at Jabalpur. He was renowned for his contribution in the field of Hindi Grammer. He was the editor of a monthly 'Saraswati' and 'Balasakha', children magaz
11/16/1958 India and U.S.S.R. sign trade agreement to exchange Soviet industrial and agricultural equipment for farm commodities at Moscow.
11/16/1962 Chinese troops launch a major offensive in the frontier war.
11/16/1983 Kapil Dev took 9-83 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad. India still lost the game.
11/16/1986 Second SAARC summit held at Bangalore.
11/16/1988 India gives full recognition to the state of Palestine.
11/16/1989 66 out of 71 trapped miners at Raniganj rescued.
11/16/1990 Allahabad High Court stays UP Government's decision to increase reservation quota for Backward Classes.
11/16/1990 Chandrasekhar Government wins confidence motion of 280 for 214 against and 11 abstained (17 members were absent).
11/16/1991 60 percent of the 23 million voters exercise their franchise in the by-elections to 15 Lok Sahba and 56 Assembly seats in 14 states.
11/16/1991 Madhukar Karekar, famous journalist, died
11/16/1992 Reservation, Supreme Court rejects economic criteria.
11/16/1993 Kashmir's 32-day-old Hazaratbal impasse ends with militants' surrender.
11/16/1995 Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), India's first elevated suburban railway, becomes operational in Madras.
11/16/1995 The Pension scheme ordinance for 18 million Provident Fund subscribers takes effect with an initial corpus of Rs. 85.00 billion.
11/16/1997 Sandalwood smuggler Veerappan offers to surrender.
11/16/1998 Kiran More, former Indian stumper, calls it a day from first class cricket at Baroda.
11/16/1999 Suraj Bhan, Bihar Governor, dismisses the Horticulture and Weights and Measurements Minister Samrat Chaudhary in the Rabri Devi cabinet for being 'underaged'.
11/16/2000 The Government to reduce equity holding in nationalised banks from 51 per cent to 33 per cent.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/6/1942During the second world war, for the first time Japanese air-bombers attacked India, and the mainland took place at Visakhapatnam.
9/29/1906Chhajju Ram, social worker and teacher, was born at Manawar, Chhamb.
8/5/1992Achyutrao Patwardhan, leader of 'Quit India Movement', died at Varanasi at the age of 86.
4/15/1919British troops kill 400 Indians, who were demonstrating against the British rule at Amritsar for the forced marshall law on Punjab.
8/8/1932Dada Kondke, famous Marathi actor, was born.
12/6/2000A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, said, ""The Ayodhya agitation was an 'expression of nationalist feelings' and the ""task has remained unfinished
7/5/1658Aurangzeb arrested Murad.
3/17/1882Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, father of modern Marathi language, passed away.
1/26/1926V. G. Kanitkar, famous Marathi literatteur, was born.
3/24/1992Congress (I) strength goes up by six seats in the Rajya Sabha on account of biennial polls.