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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/21/1672 A French squadron under De la Haye encountered a fleet of the Dutch, who were in hostility with the French, near Cape Comorin.
02/21/1829 Kittur Rani Channamma, revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, passed away.
02/21/1878 Mother-Pondicherry, greatest world teacher, was born in Paris.
02/21/1894 Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, famous scientist, was born at Bhera, Punjab.
02/21/1899 Suryakant Tripathi `Nirala', famous Hindi poet, was born.
02/21/1952 General Election ( 1st) of India ends.
02/21/1952 The XV Indian Olympic Games in Madras.
02/21/1953 Tillaya Dam and Bokaro Power Station opened by the PM.
02/21/1959 Press Club of India was founded in New Delhi.
02/21/1973 V. R. Sonalkar was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 31-07-1974.
02/21/1979 Yousuf Hussain, litterateur and brother of President Zakir Hussain Khan, passed away.
02/21/1983 More than 600 people were killed in the Indian state of Assam after student agitators protesting the immigration of Muslim refugees from Bangladesh attempted to stop state elections.
02/21/1987 Pakistan President Gen. Zia visits India.
02/21/1990 The Bombay Sappers join the club of the select few, who received colours from the President of India (21-2-90).
02/21/1991 Opposition boycotts the President's address as a protest against the dismissal of Tamil Nadu government.
02/21/1991 The President accepts the resignation of 5 cabinet members who were disqualified by the Speaker as per the anti-defection law.
02/21/1991 Nutan, famous film actress, died at the age of 56 years.
02/21/1992 Congress scores nearly three-fourth majority in Punjab Assembly elections.
02/21/1993 Naxals free Andhra Pradesh Congress (I) MLA P.Balaraju and a govt. official after 22 days in captivity.
02/21/1995 The plan outlay for Andhra Pradesh for 1995-96 fixed at Rs. 3.159 crores.
02/21/1996 Japanese encephalitis', caused by virus transmitted by mosquitoes, claims 21 lives in Kerala.
02/21/1997 J. M. Lyngdoh appointed Election Commissioner.
02/21/1997 Sonic Multani bags National snooker title in Mumbai.
02/21/1998 Romesh Bhandari, U.P. Governor, dismisses the Kalyan Singh Government and inducts an 18-member ministry headed by Jagadambika Pal of the Loktantrik Congress Party. BJP moves the Allahabad High Court. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, A. B. Vajpayee, goes on a ""fast-unto-death"".


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/10/1993Helicopters along with the last batch of personnel were ferried out in an AN-12 from Delhi to Mogadishu. These helicopters were provided by 111 HU.
07/07/1998Nag, indigenously developed anti-tank missile, is test-fired again.
05/13/1994Telecom sector opened to private companies under the new national policy announced in Parliament.
01/16/1990Dr. R.R. Diwakar, Gandhian and former Union Minister, passed away.
02/16/1962General Election ( 3rd) of India begins.
04/14/1919Gandhiji confesses at Nadiad his ""Himalayan Miscalculation"" regarding satyagraha martial law declared in Punjab.
09/11/1888Henry Heras, famous artist and an active member of the Indian Historical Records Commission, was born in Barcelona, Spain.
12/16/1921Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation started tunnel construction under Hoogly river.
12/16/1999The second phase of national AIDS programme is launched.
04/14/2000The AIADMK expels senior leaders Sedapatti R. Muthiah, S. Raghupathy and Karuppusamy Pandian for ''anti-party activities''.