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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
5/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
5/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
5/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
5/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
5/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
5/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
5/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
5/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
5/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
5/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
5/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
5/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
5/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
5/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
5/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
5/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
5/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
5/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
5/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
5/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/23/1947The U.K. Cabinet today took the historic step of agreeing to Lord Mountbatten's proposal for the partition of India into two states, one Muslim and the other Hindu. The Viceroy is to have a series of talks with Lord Listowel, the Secretary for India.
10/13/1989Panchayati Raj and Nagarpalika Bills defeated in Rajya Sabha.
3/14/1967Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia), was born in Gonda.
7/24/1999Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
3/20/1965Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 vs New Zealand at Delhi.
10/2/1955Nehru inaugurated an Integral Coach factory at Perambur.
7/13/1905Gandhiji opposes Bengal Partition, supports boycott of British goods. During Gokhale Lajpat Rai's deputation to Britain, he appeals to Colonial statesmen to treat India ""an integral part of the Empire"" with consideration. Sanjeevan, weekly from Calcutta, also raised the motto to boycott British Goods.
7/20/1916Habibur Rehman Ebrahim Chowdhary, cricket Test Umpire for 4 tests from 1959-64, was born at Mumbai.
12/8/1875Tej Bahadur Sapru, great leader, was born.
6/16/1925Chittaranjan Das, great freedom fighter, revolutionary, orator, poet, journalist and lawyer, died.