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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Gora Kumbhar, an intense devotee of the deity Vitthal at Pandharpur, took Samadhi in Ter village in Osmanabad Zilla, near Latur.
4/10/1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
4/10/1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
4/10/1880 C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
4/10/1901 Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
4/10/1919 Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.
4/10/1930 Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
4/10/1931 Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
4/10/1935 Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
4/10/1937 Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
4/10/1955 India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
4/10/1982 Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
4/10/1982 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from U.S.A.(Cape Canaveral).
4/10/1993 Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
4/10/1995 Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
4/10/1996 Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
4/10/1996 The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.
4/10/1997 Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
4/10/1997 Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
4/10/1997 Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.
4/10/1999 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/25/1990Sri Lanka all out at 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17.5 overs.
8/1/1953All Private Airlines were nationalised by establishing of All Airlines India International.
3/3/1990JD-BJP coalition government in Gujarat, Chimanbhai Patel to become CM; Sharad Pawar in Maharashtra and Bhairon Singh Shekhewat of BJP to head the BJP-JD coalition government in Rajasthan.
3/29/1978Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer, 8 Tests for India and 229 runs, passed away.
12/12/1908Gaandhiji released from Volksrust Gaol. Indian National Congress adopts resolution on South Africa, criticizing the harsh, humiliating and cruel treatment to British Indians in South Africa as injurious to English Empire.
12/9/1825Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy Mutiny, was born.
12/31/1966Bishen Singh Bedi made his Test Cricket debut vs West Indies at Calcutta.
11/30/1896Gandhiji sails for South Africa with wife and children.
9/24/1914Janardan Swami was born.
9/2/1911Chamaklal Dahyabhai Vyas, great poet, was born at Gujarat, Vyara.