Columbus Indian Community -
| | | | | | | | | | | |


Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/12/1891 Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.
06/12/1894 Busushottam Vishwanath Bapat, internationally famed Pali language expert, translator and editor, was born.
06/12/1897 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).
06/12/1947 Gandhiji addresses Congress Working Committee.
06/12/1952 J&K Assembly decided to terminate hereditary monarchy.
06/12/1960 783 Sikhs are arrested while demonstrating for an independent Sikh state in New Delhi.
06/12/1970 Gopinath Kaviraj, Padmavibhushan awardee and critic, passed away.
06/12/1972 D. G. Tendulkar, historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.
06/12/1975 Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi's election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi.
06/12/1975 Drugaprasad Dhar, former deputy president of Planning Commission, died.
06/12/1976 Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, editor and master, died at Varanasi.
06/12/1990 CPI(M) accuses Communist Party of Soviet Union of departing from the basic ideology of Marxism-Leninism in the name of correcting past distortions.
06/12/1990 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
06/12/1996 India's new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda wins vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha and will rule as head of the United Front Coalition.
06/12/1997 Jain hawala case dropped against former ministers Kamal Nath, B.D. Dhakne, Chand Ram and Bhuta Singh.
06/12/1997 Sitaram Kesri elected president of Congress I (6224 votes. Sharad Pawar-888; Rajesh Pilot-354).
06/12/1997 Mihir Sen, long distance swimmer, died.
06/12/1999 Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.
06/12/2000 The Government appointed S. K. Mahajan of Delhi High Court as the chairman of the one-man tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there was sufficient cause for declaring LTTE as unlawful.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/12/1988S. R. Bommai elected Karnataka CM.
09/09/1896Shyam Lal Gupt 'Parshad', freedom fighter, social worker and Padamshree awardee, was born in Narwal village near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
09/12/1786Lord Cornwallis was appointed, and became Governor General of India, as well as the Commander-in-Chief Army Officer.
03/03/2000Nitish Kumar, Samata Party leader, sworn in Bihar Chief Minister. Governor V.C. Pande's decision evokes widespread criticism.
01/25/1992Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993).
06/18/1979Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset.
03/31/1972Meena Kumari, famous film actress, passed away.
09/04/1993Lawyers all over the country decide to abolish addresses like 'My Lord', 'Your Lordship' and replace them with 'Sir', 'Your Honour,' etc.
12/12/1947Patel's statement in the Parliament, ""Pakistan will get Rs. 750,000,000 from the balance in cash.
10/21/1947The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.