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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/7/1782 Hyder Ali, warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur.
12/7/1825 First Steam Engine Ship ""Enterprise"" reached Calcutta.
12/7/1856 First Hindu widow married officially.
12/7/1902 Janardhan Gyanoba Navle, cricketer, India's first Test wicket-keeper, was born at Fulgaon, Maharashtra. He played against England at Lord's in 1932.
12/7/1979 First International Children's Films Festival was held in Bombay.
12/7/1979 Ramandeep Singh Gill, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
12/7/1989 Hemananda Biswal sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister.
12/7/1992 Religious riots swept across India in the wake of the destruction of the ancient Babri Masjid mosque by rampaging Hindu fanatics in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya yesterday. More than 800 people had been killed and hundreds injured as Muslim and Hindu mobs stabbed, shooted and beat each other. The violence had thrown the government into chaos and had spilled into the neighboring states of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The army had been called out to restore order in Bombay, where street battles left 41 dead. The stock market had been closed down and Parliament forced to adjourn. Advani quit as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.
12/7/1993 BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.
12/7/1993 Lalthanhwala sworn in CM of Mizoram.
12/7/1995 Indian, UN Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina begin (UNMIBH - Dec 95 To Till Date).
12/7/1995 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2C), third indigenous satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched. This has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. This is still in service. It was launched by Ariane launch vehicle at French Guyana.
12/7/1997 Leander Paes awarded 'The Sportstar' award.
12/7/1998 A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
12/7/1999 Nareshwar Dayal is appointed India's High Commissioner to UK.
12/7/1999 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, rejects the Opposition demand for resignation of three Central Ministers L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Ayodhya case.
12/7/2000 A five-member ULFA group guns down 26 non-Assamese people, mostly Hindi and Bengali-speaking, at Sonpura near Arunachal Pradesh Border in Upper Assam.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/4/1992National Renewal Fund for industries set up.
12/8/1970Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the 'Colours' by the Vice President of India, Shri G S Pathak, at AOC Centre, Secunderabad. The Ordnance colour is a scarlet silken flag with the Ordnance crest in the center and surrounding it is a wreath of Ashoka Leaves and Lotus flowers.
10/27/1907Brahma Bandhav Upadhyay died.
8/20/1991Sivarasan and Subha, the main suspects in Rajiv Gandhi case, commit suicide in Bangalore.
8/11/2000Usha Mehta, great Gandhian, passed away.
6/17/1965Motilal, famous actor, died.
12/23/1995400 people, mostly children and their parents, die in a fire that broke out during the Annual Day celebrations of DAV Public School. The fire was suspected to be caused due to electric short-circuit in Mandi Dabwali, Haryana.
12/4/1999Uman J. Shah is sworn in West Bengal Governor.
12/17/1996Virendrakumar Jain, famous writer, died in Mumbai.
8/1/1970Bhopal University was established.