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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
05/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
05/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
05/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
05/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
05/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
05/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
05/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
05/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
05/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
05/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
05/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
05/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
05/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
05/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
05/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
05/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
05/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
05/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
05/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
05/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
07/03/1661Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II.
04/18/1991Kerala declared the first fully literate state in the country.
10/15/1918Shirdi ke Saibaba' better known as 'Saibaba' passed away at Shirdi near Nashik, Maharashtra. He was around 70. Born in a Brahmin family at Patri village in Hyderabad, he was saint to all caste and creed people.
08/17/1998The Government issues a notification banning the use of quinacrine, a controversial female contraceptive and sterilization agent.
06/09/1999The Indian army occupies two key positions in the Batalik sector.
11/30/1998Ghasiram Yadav (74), member of Parliament representing Alawar in Rajasthan and former MLA and Minister in the State, died in Jaipur.
08/26/1909Dr.Moti Chandra, great historian, was born.
04/06/1998India resumes export of marine products to the European Union; 25 units have been approved by the Export Inspection Council for exporting to EU countries.
06/01/1998Finance Minister announced the Swadeshi budget.
03/18/1944Azad Hind Fauj entered India (Japanese army) from the border of Burma and invaded north eastern India.