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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/15/1783 Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, great Indian Merchant, Industrialist and philanthrophist, was born in Bombay. He aided famine relief, financed public works like wells, roads, causeways and bridges; founded dispensaries and hospitals; established educational institutions and scholarship funds; etc. He was receipent of a Knighthood and many medals.
7/15/1788 Ghulam Kadir, the infamous son of Jabita Khan, conquered Delhi.
7/15/1902 Judge K. Subba Rao, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
7/15/1903 Kumaraswamy Kamraj, great freedom fighter, social reformer, political leader and member of the Lok Sabha, was born in a trading family at Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.
7/15/1904 Mogubai Kurdikar, veteran singer of 'Jaypur Gharana', was born.
7/15/1917 Tukaram Tanaji Sawant, educationist and famous Hindi writer, was born at Pokharam, (Maharashtra).
7/15/1920 Earthquake in Delhi.
7/15/1936 Hridayanand 'Kumaresh' Tiwari, great Hindi poet and writer, was born in Reoti, U.P.
7/15/1948 Establishment of 'PEPS' (Patiyala and East Punjab States Union).
7/15/1955 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was announced to be given to Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
7/15/1967 Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, passed away.
7/15/1969 Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, Padma Vibhushan, DFC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. After retirement he was appointed as the Ambassador in Switzerland.
7/15/1979 Morarji Desai resigns as PM. Jagjivan Ram elected Janata Parliamentary party leader.
7/15/1980 Gajanan Vishwanath Ketkar, editor of `Kesri' and `Maratha', passed away.
7/15/1986 India protests against China's intrusion of six to seven km into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh.
7/15/1986 Sandhya Agarwal made 190 runs in third Womens Test Cricket setting a new record in England.
7/15/1987 Rajiv Gandhi,Congress President, expels V. C. Shukla, Arif Mohammed Khan and Arun Nehru from Congress for anti-party activities.
7/15/1991 The 25-day-old Narasimha Rao government wins a vote of confidence in Lok Sabha by securing 241 to 111; 112 abstained.
7/15/1991 Jagannathrao Joshi, veteran leader of Janata Party `Karnataka Kesri', died.
7/15/1992 Lucknow High Court stays any construction activity near the disputed temple in Ayodhya.
7/15/1993 JD (A)'s Ajit Singh pegs his group's support to government on PM's appearance before the JPC.
7/15/1993 Maninderjit Singh Bitta,Punjab Minister of State for Irrigation, appointed new Youth Cong (I) President.
7/15/1997 Mahesh Chander Mehta, Environmental activist, wins Ramon Magsaysay Award.
7/15/2000 The Maharashtra Government gives the green signal to police to proceed against Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray for his alleged role in the 1992-93 Mumbai communal riots.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/1/1957M. K. Vellodi was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 04-06-1958.
9/21/1997I. K. Gujral and Nawaz Sharif discussed in New York the recent flare-up on Line of Control and firing across the border.The two agreed that such sources of tension should not be allowed.
8/25/1969Vivek Upendra Krishna Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90), was born in Delhi.
5/20/1965Under the leadership of Commander M. S. Kohli, Indian Trackers concurred Mount Everest. Captain A. S. Chima and Sherpa Nawang Gombu were the first to reach the summit.
3/17/1997A Delhi court sentences former Union Minister Kalpnath Rai to 10 years RI.
11/14/1914Eight Language panel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note was red. These languages were Urdu, Telugu, Kaithi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Burmese and Gujarati.
8/7/1934Gandhi begins a fast for penance following the violent treatment of a Hindu leader by some of his followers.
12/29/1989Prasar Bharati Bill and Lok Pal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha.
5/2/1985Banarsidas Chaturvedi, famous writer and journalist, passed away.
8/1/1966Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (HPKV) was established at Palampur under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, to cater to the need of hilly areas of erstwhile Punjab.