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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/16/1911 Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
05/16/1926 Manik Varma, famous singer, was born.
05/16/1932 Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
05/16/1933 Shani, writer of novel 'Kalajal' and film 'Shaukin', was born.
05/16/1945 Prahraj Gopalchandra, modern author of Oria language, passed away.
05/16/1946 Gandhiji's Cabinet Mission announces Plan.
05/16/1960 International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
05/16/1975 Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
05/16/1975 Sikkim annexed principality and was declared as the 22nd state of Indian Union.
05/16/1986 V. Shantaram, 75, was chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
05/16/1994 Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
05/16/1995 Government of India decides not to extend the validity of TADA Act.
05/16/1996 Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days (from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [techinally till 01-06-1996]), although his ability to govern effectively is in doubt.
05/16/1998 India rejects China's charges on N-tests.
05/16/1999 Senior Congress leaders oppose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/08/1025Sultan Mehmood completely destroyed the Temple of Somnath.
01/04/1992The goverment promulgates an ordinance to prevent countermanding of election in the event of death of independent candidates.
07/12/1996Ram Vilas Paswan presents railway budget 96-97 with 10\% hike in freight and upper class journeys.
04/30/1843Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, marathi novelist and editor, was born.
10/09/1997Forest brigand Veerappan kidnapped 21 persons and later released 13 tourists. He detained six people --Dr. Mythi of Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Centre, Bangalore, two drivers, pumpset attender and two photographers.
01/05/1952U.S. signs five-year accord to give India $ 50 mil. for economic development in New Delhi.
04/10/1935Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
04/15/1948Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh was created by the merger of some 30 small ruling states.
08/28/1904First car rally between Calcutta to Barakpur held.
05/21/1966General Election (11th) of India ends.