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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, was born on Baisakhi in a Khatri family in Talwandi Rae Bhoe in Pakistan, known as Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak's birthday has been traditionally celebrated on Katik Poornamashi. Althought the correct birth date has been established as Vaisakh 1 (April 14), it will continue to be celebrated on Katik Poornamashi until such time as it is changed to Vaisakh 1. (Most Sikhs in the present day consider themselves members of a separate religion.).
Guru Arjun Dev, Sikh Guru, was born.
4/14/1659 Aurangzeb defeated his brother Dara Shukoh to capture the throne of Delhi.
4/14/1772 Ahmadshah Abdali passed away.
4/14/1891 Dr. Bhimrao Ramji 'Babasaheb' Ambedkar, India's great social reformer, politician, author, architect, lawyer and agitator, was born in Maharashtra.
4/14/1905 Earthquake at Kangra region in Himachal.
4/14/1907 P. C. Joshi, famous Leftist leader and thinker, was born.
4/14/1914 Takli Shivshankar, famous Malyalam novelist and short story writer, was born.
4/14/1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48), was born at Mamandur, Tamil Nadu.
4/14/1919 Gandhiji confesses at Nadiad his ""Himalayan Miscalculation"" regarding satyagraha martial law declared in Punjab.
4/14/1925 Harisingh Gogumal Kishanchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52), was born in Karachi.
4/14/1941 Julie Christie, actress (Dr Zhivago), was born in Assam, India.
4/14/1944 Blast in ammunition loaded on 1,318 tonned freighter 'S. S. Fort Stikine' which was anchored in Victoria Dock at Bombay. The explosion killed 1376 people, wrecking 27 ships and destroying 40,000 tons of food.
4/14/1948 Law about Atomic Energy implemented in India.
4/14/1950 Sri Raman Maharshi, modern south Indian saint, passed away .
4/14/1952 Three integrated Railway Zones, Northern, North Eastern and Eastern inaugurated.
4/14/1962 Sir Mokshagundam Vivesvaraya, father of modern engineering, passed away at the age of 102. He was receipent of ""Bharat Ratna"" Award.
4/14/1963 Maha Pandit Rahul Sanskrityayan, great Hindi writer, politician and professor, passed away at Darjeeling.
4/14/1979 Sanjiva Reddy,President, flagged off the first electric train in Madras.
4/14/1988 Ashok Kumar, actor, recieved the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
4/14/1989 Ranjan Roy, captain of Indian Navy, and his wife Rupali Roy started off in a Maruti car.
4/14/1990 J&K Assembly dissolved.
4/14/1990 L. P. Poarbosa sworn in as CM of Goa.
4/14/1990 Over 90 persons killed in an Airbus crash in Bangalore.
4/14/1990 Veena Vidwan S. Balachander passed away.
4/14/1991 NF promises 5-10\% jobs to economically backward sections among the upper castes.
4/14/1992 The 79th Plenary session of the Indian National Congress opens in Tirupati.
4/14/1993 The Cabinet Committee approves delicensing of car, refrigerator and leather goods industries.
4/14/1995 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah.
4/14/1998 Kushabhau Thakre is declared elected BJP president.
4/14/2000 The AIADMK expels senior leaders Sedapatti R. Muthiah, S. Raghupathy and Karuppusamy Pandian for ''anti-party activities''.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/2/1980S. S. Grewal was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 30-04-1981.
5/20/1915Gandhiji founded Satyagraha Ashram (later known as Sabarmati Ashram after the name of the river) at Ahmedabad.
1/11/1995Kumari Anandan replaces Vazhapadi K. Ramamurthy as TNCC (I) chief.
8/13/1988Gajanan Jagirdar, great actor and director in Indian film industry, died.
8/13/1988Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni passed away in his capital.
3/28/1963First meeting of the National Aeronautical Laboratory Executive Council held under the chairmanship of J R D Tata.
6/15/1949Uloor S. Parmeswara Iyer, famous poet, writer, editor and literature, died. He was 72.
11/27/1994Shyam Vyas, veteran Hindi story writer, passed away.
7/1/1882Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great professor, politician, physician, leader and veteran nationalist, was born at Patna.
8/13/1928Nationalists issue a draft constitution calling for dominion status and a two-chamber parliament.