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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/27/1857 Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.
05/27/1906 Gandhiji writes to his brother Lakshimidas, stating his disinterestedness in worldly possessions.
05/27/1906 Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika Day.
05/27/1910 Robert Koch, famous French scientist, passed away.
05/27/1919 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of modern Telgu language, author and social reformer, passed away.
05/27/1930 Jayaprakash Narayan, Labour Research Cell, arrested after Dandi March.
05/27/1930 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was arrested during Salt Movement.
05/27/1930 India's major cities are seething with unrest following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and thousands of his followers in the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. Civil unrest in Bombay, where at least six were killed and sixty injured.
05/27/1948 The trial of nine men accused of assassination of Gandhi before a special court judge at the Red Fort. The trial ended on 30th Dec.
05/27/1951 Taraporewala Aquarium was inaugurated at Mumbai by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
05/27/1952 The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.
05/27/1952 United Nationalist Party and the Indian Democratic Party combined to form one opposition party - National Democratic Party with Dr. S. P. Mukherjee as leader.
05/27/1957 Copyright Act was passed.
05/27/1962 Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92), was born in Bombay.
05/27/1964 Gulzarilal Nanda was entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964. He is till date the only Acting Prime Minster of India.
05/27/1964 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister and architect of modern India, passed away at the age of 74.
05/27/1968 Second Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding given to Reverend Martin Luther King posthumously.
05/27/1990 Om Prakash Chautala, former CM, wins Mehem by-election.
05/27/1991 Justice J.S. Verma of the Supreme Court appointed to probe into Rajiv Gandhi murder case.
05/27/1992 M. L. Manchanda, AIR's Patiala engineer who was kidnapped by Babbar Khalsa militants, was found executed.
05/27/1994 Tarktirth Laxmanshastri Joshi, internationally famous omnicient, passed away.
05/27/1995 National Centre for Labour launched in Bangalore to give a boost to the unorganised worker's movement in India.
05/27/1996 A. B. Vajpayee, PM, seeks vote of confidence in his 12-day old govt.
05/27/1997 Sri Lanka claims Independence Cup, winning the second match in the best-of-three finals in Calcutta.
05/27/1998 Minoo Masani, 92, co-founder of the Swatantra Party, passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.
05/27/1999 IAF loses two fighter aircrafts in the Kargil area. Pakistan claims it has Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa in its custody.
05/27/1999 Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and P.A. Sangma launch the Nationalist Congress Party.
05/27/2000 In a mini cabinet reshuffle, Nitish Kumar gets back his Agriculture portfolio, while Dilip Ray resigns as Minister of State for Steel.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/10/1968Tukdoji Maharaj, modern social reformer, saint and poet, died in his ashram at Mozri in district Amravati.
07/20/1905First Partition of Bengal, which was proposed by Lord Curzon, was accepted by British Government's Minister of India.
09/07/1931The Second Round Table conference began in London and lasted till 1st December, 1931. Congress was solely represented by Gandhi and Muslim League by Sir Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam. Two committees were set up to carry out the work of the conference on Federal Structure and Minorities. Gandhi was the member of both the committees. He claimed that being the sole representative of the Congress, he represented the whole of India. Quaid-e-Azam replied that Muslims are a separate nation. Sir Shafi demanded that the 14 points of Quaid-e-Azam be incorporated in the future constitution.
09/18/1972India becomes the top film producer of the world with 433 feature films made in 1971.
02/08/1985P. K. Kaul was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 22-08-1986.
12/28/1995Third Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1C), carring advanced remote sensing cameras was launched by Russian Molniya launch vehicle. It is still in service.
10/09/2000The Centre appoints Yogendra Narain as the new defence secretary and K. Sibal as the secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs while effecting a major bureaucratic reshuffle.
08/09/1925Government Treasury from Postal Train was looted near Kakuri Station just about 22 km. away from Lucknow by the members of 'Hindustan Socialist Republican Association'.
09/23/1999India rejects Pakistan's proposal for an international conference on arms control.
08/23/1933Mahatma Gandhi was released from government detention in the Poona Civil Hospital after doctors warned that his fast was endangering his life. Gandhi, who undertook the fast eight days ago in protest over being arrested again by British authorities, weighed 90 pounds at the time of his release. There was considerable speculation over what the nationalist leader would do upon regaining his strength, but the common assumption was that he would be arrested again by the British authorities if he resumed his civil disobedience.