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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/27/1888 Jinvijayji Muni, famous Shwetambar Jain Yati, was born.
1/27/1901 Tarkatirtha Laxmanshastri Joshi, the great thinker, master of Sanskrit and editor of Marathi Vishwakosh, was born.
1/27/1904 R. P. Kanitkar, veteran writer, nationalist, journalist and editor, was born.
1/27/1924 Sabu [Dastagir], actor (Elephant Boy, Drum), was born in India.
1/27/1926 Arunkumar Vaidya, former General of Indian Army, was born.
1/27/1927 Michael Craig, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), was born in Pune.
1/27/1931 Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail, ending eight months of imprisonment for his campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. To avoid demonstrations, Gandhi was released late in the evening from the Yerovda jail and put on a night train to Bombay. There was hope in British circles that the release of Gandhi would end the strife and lead to discussions of dominion status. Gandhi made clear, however, that he would persist in his civil disobedience campaign.
1/27/1948 Gandhiji visits Mehrauli Muslim Fair.
1/27/1967 Maharashtra State Text book manufacturing and carriculum modification Corporation established at Pune.
1/27/1967 Delimitation Agreement for Warfare in space was signed by 60 nations in United Nation.
1/27/1970 Probir Sen, cricketer, 20 catches & 11 stumpings and 14 Tests for India, passed away.
1/27/1972 V. S. Sarvate (Tatya Saheb), great revolutionary writer, passed away.
1/27/1974 President V. V. Giri inaugurated the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum and it was opened for public at Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
1/27/1984 First unit of Atomic Energy Production Centre started at Kalpakkam.
1/27/1987 P. T. Usha nominated the Asian Athlete of 1986 by the US Sports Academy (USA).
1/27/1988 The first ever helicopter mail service was inaugurated at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The first flight was from Port Blair to Havelock Island and its inaugurated by the Governer of Andaman and Nicobar Island.
1/27/1989 M. Karunanidhi sworn in as DMK CM in Tamil Nadu.
1/27/1994 55 miners, trapped inside New Kenda Colliery of Eastern Coal Fields, die.
1/27/1994 Union Cabinet approves inclusion of the land reforms laws in the 9th Schedule of the Constitution.
1/27/1995 K.V. Krishna Rao, J&K Governor, gets another term.
1/27/1995 Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal open at Kochi port.
1/27/1996 'Prithvi', surface-to-surface missile, test-fired successfully.
1/27/1999 P. Krishnamurthy, former Indian wicketkeeper, died in Hyderabad following a cardiac arrest.
1/27/2000 K.R. Narayanan, President, opposes any tinkering with the Constitution.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/1/1797Lord Cornwallis was sworn in as Governor General of India for a second time in England. However, he did not proceed to India till 1805.
9/4/1665Raja Jai Singh treaty of Purandar was signed between the Mughals and Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
5/13/1994Renowned environmentalist Maurice F. Strong chosen for the Jawaharlal Nehru International Understanding award for 1992.
12/9/1999Several MPs in the Lok Sabha demand resignation of the CBI chief in the Priyadarshini Matto murder case.
2/9/1993Silver prices crash as the govt allows passengers to import upto 100 k and reduces customs duty on 35 baggage items from 255 to 150 \%.
2/24/1867Kedarnath Das, geat physiologist, was born.
1/4/1972Pakistan proposed to talk after the war.
1/10/199627th International Film Festival of India begins in New Delhi.
9/3/1995Ram Jethmalani (lawyer and MP) launches a new party, Bharatiya Lok Panchayat, to rid the country of its evils.
12/31/1943Ben Kingsley Scarborough, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice), was born.