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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/28/1827 A few mountain battery trains flourished and kept the Indian component alive as part of the Royal artillery. Recently, it has been established that 8 Company Bombay Artillery survived axing and is now 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery. This day is now celebrated as the Raising Day of the Regiment of Artillery.
9/28/1837 Bahadur Shah-II ascended the throne and became the emperor of Delhi at the age of 62 following the death of his father Akbar Shah-II.
9/28/1909 Jairaj, famous film actor, was born. His first film was 'Sparkling Youth' (1930). He was a receipant of Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Some of his films are 'Fight unto Death', 'All for love', 'Bhawani No Bhog', 'Pearl', 'Queen of Faries', 'The Enemy', 'My Hero'.
9/28/1924 In penance for riots, Gandhi, on hunger strike in Delhi, proclaimed he would break his fast only at death.
9/28/1929 Lata Mangeshkar, great playback singer, was born.
9/28/1940 Pundit Sunder Lal Sharma, freedom fighter and social reformer, passed away. He was also known as ""The Chhattisgarh Gandhi"".
9/28/1954 137 people were killed when an Express Train fell from a flood-damaged bridge near East of Hydrabad.
9/28/1964 The simmering dispute of India and Pakistan between the Hindus and Muslims erupted again in Kashmir. Fighting was also reported on this day in the Indian province of Rajasthan. China, which supported Pakistan in the dispute, sent massed troops on its border.
9/28/1965 India-Pakistan hostility erupts into a war lead by Pakistan.
9/28/1984 First floodlights lit ODI between India and Australia held outside of Australia at New Delhi.
9/28/1985 The first Indian Army expedition, sailing around the world in a small 37 feet fibre glass yacht named ""Trishna"", sailed off from Bombay. (10-1-87).
9/28/1991 Shankar Guha Niyogi, an active trade union leader of Madhya Pradesh, was shot dead by unknown assailants.
9/28/1993 Gas pipe below Karakas National Highway exploded claiming 58 lives.
9/28/1996 Sukh Ram sent to Tihar jail in assets case.
9/28/2000 Marion Jones wins the 200m gold medal at Sydney.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/14/1895George VI, King of England (1936-52), was born.
11/1/1967Old Punjab, after first partition in 1947, was again seperated into two new states of Punjab and Haryana on linguistic basis, and Chandigarh became a Union Territory.
10/3/1950India protests U.N. troops' crossing of 38th parallel in New York.
6/1/1997Ghulam Rasool Wani, National Conference leader, kidnapped and shot dead by militants at Kaskot in Doda district, Jammu.
11/14/1997N. V. N. Somu, Union Minister of State for Defence and president of The Hindu Office and National Press Employees Union from 1969, died in Army Helicopter crash at Tezpur in Arunachal Pradesh.
7/7/1799Ranjit Singh captured Lahore in Punjab from Sikh rulers.
3/31/1993Major changes in exim policy announced.
6/23/1971Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, passed away.
6/23/1971Chandbibi made treaty with Murad and gave 'Varhad' area to Mughals.
7/24/2000The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.