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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/23/1761 Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb), third peshwa, died at Pune, after losing in the Third Battle of Panipat on 12 June.
06/23/1661 Princess Catherine of Portugal wed King of England Charles II. Portugal gave island of Mumbai to England as present. The British got Bombay as dowry from Portugal.
06/23/1757 The Battle of Plassey started between Robert Clive, incharge of British army, and Nawab of Bengal, Siraj -Ud -Daula. In this battle Robert Clive won control of Bengal.
06/23/1810 Duncan Dock of Bombay was completed.
06/23/1894 Edward VIII, king of Great Brit/N-Ireland and emperor of India (1936), was born.
06/23/1895 Kali Charan Ghosh, great Hindi writer, was born at Calcutta.
06/23/1911 King George V was today crowned ""King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India,"" at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony evoking the continuity and tradition of the British monarchy magnificent spectacle. Thousands of spectators crowded the streets for hours, hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal procession. Partition of Bengal notified to create the Presidency of Bengal. The Imperial capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.
06/23/1920 Kesri Jagannathrao Joshi, senior leader of Janata Party in Karnataka, was born.
06/23/1927 All India Radio's broadcasting service started in 1927 by privately owned transmitter at Bombay and Calcutta.
06/23/1930 The Simon Commission recommends a federal India and the separation of Burma at London.
06/23/1935 Ram Kolarkar, famous marathi author and editor, was born.
06/23/1942 Jabbar Patel, film producer, was born.
06/23/1946 Gandhiji advises Congress not to enter Interim Government, but only Constituent Assembly.
06/23/1953 Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician, national leader and founder of JanSangh Party, died at Srinagar while in detention.
06/23/1958 Tamil leaders in Madras call on Nehru to lobby for better treatment of Ceylon's Tamil minority.
06/23/1971 Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, passed away.
06/23/1975 Prannath Thapar, former Chief of Army, died.
06/23/1980 Sanjay Gandhi, great Indian politician and younger son of Indira Gandhi, died in a plane crash. He was recently appointed as the General Secretary of the AICC (I).
06/23/1984 An Air-India jumbo jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland today, killing all 329 people on board. Indian officials said the crash apparently was caused by a bomb placed aboard the jetliner by a Sikh extremist group as retaliation for an army raid.
06/23/1985 Air India Jumbo Jet Boeing 747 'Kanishka' which was travelling to Mumbai from Montreal crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after explosion near Ireland. 329 people on board died.
06/23/1987 D. Chakraborty was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 02-07-1991.
06/23/1990 Harindranath Chatopadhyay, famous poet, actor and former member of Parliament, passed away.
06/23/1992 Tin Bigha Day protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh.
06/23/1993 Motilal Vohra made governor of UP.
06/23/1993 RBI cuts minimum lending rate by 1%.
06/23/1994 Two Britishers held hostage by terrorists in Kashmir for 17 days were set free.
06/23/1997 India and Pakistan reach accord on joint working groups to address outstanding issues including Kashmir and Siachen.
06/23/1997 Communication equipment worth several crores destroyed and Chennai's land and mobile telephone networks thrown out of gear in a fire at Anna Road telephone exchange.
06/23/1997 Acharya Tulsi, the founder of Terapanthi sector in Jainism, died. (20-10-98).
06/23/2000 Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath gets Amnesty International Global award for human rights journalism..


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/17/1931Viceroy of India Lord Irvin accepted Mahatma Gandhi as leader of people and invited him at Vicregal Lodge (now known at Rashtrapati Bhavan). After the event, Winston Churchill, who later became Prime Minister of Britain, referred Gandhiji as ""the Half-Naked Fakir of India"".
01/03/1997Jayalalitha, former Tamil Nadu CM, inprisoned for 27 days, released on bail.
03/10/1954The history of 104 HU, the most prestigious and the oldest Helicopter Unit of the IAF, is studded with more than four decades of glorious past and yeomen service rendered to the country. One-O-Four was raised as Helicopter Flight at Palam on 10th March 1954.
01/29/1977Judge Mirza Hameedullah Beg became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 21/02/1978.
02/16/1942The third IAF unit to operate the Lysander was No.4 Squadron, formed with four aircraft on 16 February 1942. This squadron was to continue to operate the Westland aircraft until it too was re-equipped with the Hurricane in June 1943.
01/07/1859The Bahadur Shah II case trial was started, which ended on March 29.
08/06/1997Army confirms social activist Sanjay Ghose's death who was abducted by ULFA.
11/21/1991An Inter Governmental Coference on Youth Tourism, held for first time, was hosted by the Government of India under the aegis of the World Tourism Organisation. (18-11-91).
02/03/1983Prime Minister Indira Gandhi laid the foundation stone of Assam's new capital 'Pragjyotishpur'.
06/01/1930First Indian luxurious fast train 'Deccan Queen' started from Victoria Terminus (CST) to Pune.