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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
03/28/1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India).
03/28/1645 Har Govind Singh, Sikh Guru, died.
03/28/1914 Komagata Maru sailed from Hong Kong to Vancouver with 351 Sikhs and 21 Punjabi Muslim youths under the captaincy of Sardar Gurjeet Singh as a part of 'Ghadar' Movement.
03/28/1916 Ramkrishna Pillai, journalist and social reformer, passed away.
03/28/1917 Umesh Chandra Panigrahi, great author and journalist, was born at Raruan, Orissa.
03/28/1926 Pahelam Ratanji ""Polly"" Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), was born in Sholapur, Maharashtra.
03/28/1941 Netaji Subhashchandra Bose reached Berlin after his secret underground journey from Calcutta.
03/28/1943 S. Satyamurti, social reformer, politician and member of legislative council at Madras, died. He was born in Tirumayyam village in August 19, 1887.
03/28/1947 Abdul Bari, labour leader, passed away.
03/28/1954 The flight undertook its first VVIP commitment, when it carried the first Prime Minister of India, the Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, from Palam to Tilpat range and back to witness the 'Fire Power Demo'. It carried wide spectrum of VVIPs, including the President, the Prime Minister, renowned statesmen, Generals, Luminaries and visiting foreign dignitaries.
03/28/1956 Tirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar, great Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), was born in Madras.
03/28/1963 First meeting of the National Aeronautical Laboratory Executive Council held under the chairmanship of J R D Tata.
03/28/1978 Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997), was born.
03/28/1984 Bhausaheb Ranade, famous freedom fighter, passed away.
03/28/1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 Hindus in Ludhiana, India.
03/28/1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient.
03/28/1991 Chautala asked by Governor to prove his majority on the floor of the house.
03/28/1991 IAF men die in an air crash in Bangalore.
03/28/1994 G-15 summit opens with only six heads of Government in New Delhi.
03/28/1994 Leaders attack trade protectionism.
03/28/1995 Haridev Joshi, former Chief Minister of Rajasthan and former Governor of Assam Meghalay, passed away.
03/28/1996 JKLF declared unlawful by central govt.
03/28/1997 Final phase of repatriation of Chakma and other tribal refugees of the Chittagong Hill Tracts from Tripura begins.
03/28/1997 India and Pakistan, represented by Salman Haider and Shamshad Ahmed, Foreign Secretaries, hold official talks on issues at New Delhi.
03/28/1998 The BJP-led alliance survived its first test of trust with the support of Chandrababu Naidu's Telgu Desam Party. Jayalalitha continues to call the shots.
03/28/1999 Pakistan decides to ease visa restrictions for the aged, women and children from India in response to New Delhi's move towards visa relaxation for several categories of Pakistani nationals.
03/28/2000 Delhi police arrest Shoaib Ilyasi, producer of the crime serial ''India's Most Wanted'' for the death of his wife Anju on January 10.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/30/2000A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, announced a package for small units raising the ceiling on loans from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 25 lakhs. For the handloom sector, a separate scheme costing Rs. 447 crores was also finalised.
10/05/1864Cyclone destroyed most of Calcutta city in which approximately 50,000 people died.
02/17/1907Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), passed away.
02/18/1941There was a minor revolt in Royal Indian Navy which in now known as Indian Navy.
06/30/1979R. D. Singh became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation. He was there in this office till 24 Jan. 1980.
04/16/1918Spike Milligan, famous actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), was born in India.
09/27/199573 people died in a coal mine accident in Gaslitand in Dhanbad district, Bihar, when flood water leaked into the mine.
08/13/1997The contentious women's reservation bill put on the back burner with PM Gujral saying govt. would not push through such a major social legislation until there was a consensus on it.
09/16/1990Air India establishes a world record by evacuating more than 1.11 lakh people in eight weeks from Kuwait/Iraq during the Gulf War.
07/16/1997Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ''Indian'' while Tabu bags best actress award for ''Maachis''.