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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
11/12/1762 Peshwa surrendered in Battle of Alegaon.
11/12/1781 Nagapatnam of South India was captured by the British troops.
11/12/1880 Senapati Bapat (Pandurang Mahadev), armed freedom fighter, was born in Parnar (Maharashtra).
11/12/1885 Firodia Kundanmal Shobhachand, politician and Gandhian, was born.
11/12/1896 Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, explorer, ecologist, teacher, writer and bird watcher, was born.
11/12/1929 First Maharastrian Governor Shripad Balwant Tambe was appointed as Governor of Nagpur.
11/12/1930 First 'Round Table Conference' started in London. Only Muslim League party was present in the conference and there were no representative of Congress. 16 Indian Kings, 23 British representatives and other 56 Indians took part in this conference. The Muslim League consisted of Sir Agha Khan, Mohammed Ali Jauhar, Quaid-e-Azam, Sir Mohammed Shafi, Fazl-ul-Haq, Chaudhary Zafarullah and Ghulam Hussain.
11/12/1939 Pratap Chandra Lal arrived at the training establishment at RAF Station, Risalpur. He then rose to the Air Chief Marcharl of Indian Air Force.
11/12/1946 Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya died at the age of 85.
11/12/1954 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979), was born in Madras.
11/12/1958 Satyajit Ray gets the award for best direction at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
11/12/1959 Keshavrao Marutirao Jedhe, great leader of Harijans and farmers, passed away.
11/12/1969 Indira Gandhi, who was expelled from Congress for indiscipline during President elections, made a large split and formed her own Congress Party with Jagjivan Ram as President. The party is recognised as Congress (I).
11/12/1984 Rajiv Gandhi elected Congress (I) President.
11/12/1990 Uttar Pradesh Government raises the reservation for Backward Classes in direct recruitment to State Services from 15 to 27 per cent.
11/12/1996 Over 350 people die in mid-air collision in Bhiwani district, Haryana.
11/12/1997 India elected to executive board of UNESCO.
11/12/1999 A 50-member BJP ministry led by Ram Prakash Gupta is sworn in Uttar Pradesh.
11/12/2000 Huge voter turnout for Congress Presidential poll. Seven top BSF and IAF officials die after their MI8 helicopter crashes near Lakhpat in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/2/1997A division bench of Mumbai High Court holds that a married woman of a joint Hindu family can stake a claim to her father's property.
12/1/1921Des Raj Kalia, great librarian, was born at Fazilka, Punjab.
4/4/1991Gujarat CM Chimanbhai Patel JD (Gujarat)-to contest the elections with poll understanding with Congress (I).
9/27/1999Harshad Mehta and three others are convicted for misappropriating surplus funds of the Maruti Udyog Ltd.
3/10/1897Savitri Bai Phule passed away. She played a prominent role in assisting her husband Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule in education field. She taught in schools for girls and for downtroddens and untouchables.
10/27/1969Darshansingh Pheruman died in Amritsar during the 74th day of his fast, which he had undertaken for the merger of Chandigarh in Punjab.
8/5/1907Kashi Nath Pandey, politician and Trade Unionist, was born in Fursatpur Village.
4/17/1923Lindsay Anderson, director (Thursday's Children), was born in Bangalore, India.
1/17/1601Akbar, after eight month's siege, entered Asirgarh one of the strongest forts in India.
7/25/1929Somnath Chatterjee, politician and lawyer, was born.