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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/13/1699 Khalsa Panth established.
4/13/1772 Warren Hastings, who became the president of their Bengal Council, was appointed in the court of Directors of the East India Company.
4/13/1796 The first elephant was brought to America from Bengal, India.
4/13/1851 Ganga Ram, great social reformer and an assistant engineer in the Public Works Department, Punjab, was born at Mangtanwala, now in Pakistan.
4/13/1889 Balkrishna A. Pillai, litterateur and journalist, was born.
4/13/1890 Ramchandra Gopal Torne (Dadasaheb), film director, was born.
4/13/1919 Jallianwala Baug massacre. The great Indian tragedy occured in Amritsar which claimed 389 lives and wounded 1,516 activitists fighting for Indian independence. Early in 1919, the Rowlatt Act (Black Act) was passed. This authorized the Government to imprison any person without any trial and conviction in a court of law. This furious act was under the guidence of cruel Brigedier General R. E. H. Dyer and his 50 men troop. Michael O' Dwyer was then the Governor of Punjab who naturally defended the action. This day is observed as Jallianwala Baug Day.
4/13/1940 Najma Heptulla, Vice President of Rajya Sabha, was born.
4/13/1947 Diplomatic relations between India and Russia established.
4/13/1948 Bhuvaneshwar became the capital of Orissa.
4/13/1963 Babu Gulab Rai, famous hindi critic, passed away.
4/13/1971 Carlton Chapman, Indian Soccer (Football) player, was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.
4/13/1972 Balraj Sahani, famous film actor, passed away.
4/13/1982 Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal passed away.
4/13/1982 Pandit Parmanand, founder member of `Gather Party', passed away.
4/13/1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win the first Cricket Asia Cup in Sharjah.
4/13/1984 Kerala Government drops Silent Valley Project and declares the entire area a national park.
4/13/1988 Mother Teresa asks Margret Thatcher for help to set up a hostel for London's elderly homeless in UK.
4/13/1989 Malayalam film 'Piravi' directed by Shaji N. Karun adjudged best feature film of 1988.
4/13/1993 Bhupan Hazarika wins Phalke Award for 1992.
4/13/1993 Lalitadevi Shastri passed away.
4/13/1994 United Arab Emirates lost to India in its first official ODI.
4/13/1997 Anand wins Dos Hermanas chess crown.
4/13/1997 Paes-Bhupathi corner doubles glory in the Gold Flake Open tennis in Chennai.
4/13/1999 D. Sripada Rao, former Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, is shot dead by People's War Group naxalites near Annaram village in Karimnagar district.


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/10/1977The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.
11/25/1879Sri Thanwardas Lilaram Vaswani, professor, saint poet, great orator and prolific writer, was born in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan). He was the founder of Mira Movement.
2/2/1958Family tradition still counts for something in Indian politics. Indira Gandhi, the only daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the granddaughter of a statesman, has been elected president of the Congress party in India. Mrs. Gandhi will be installed into her new office next Sunday, and her job is not expected to be an easy one. The Congress party has been wracked by internal dissension and has been on the verge of collapse. It is hoped that Mrs. Gandhi, who is 41, will breath some new life into the party. Most of the politicians who have been arguing about the future of their party and country are fairly old. Mrs. Gandhi, who is known for her leftist sentiments, is expected to act quickly to put her own mark on party policies.
6/16/1925Chittaranjan Das, great freedom fighter, revolutionary, orator, poet, journalist and lawyer, died.
7/13/1990Boby Talyarkhan, famous sports critic and author, died.
11/11/1923Shamasunder Gururaj Mudgal, great educationist, was born at Bijapur, Bagalkot.
11/2/190850 years after the start of direct rule, Edward VII talks of 'prudently extending' democracy.
11/2/1908Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India, was born.
1/1/199730-year Ganga water sharing treaty between India and Bangladesh takes effect.
8/18/1997Shanvac-B, India's first genetically engineered vaccine for Hepatitis B was launched.