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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
5/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
5/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
5/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
5/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
5/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
5/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
5/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
5/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
5/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
5/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
5/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
5/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
5/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
5/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
5/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
5/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
5/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
5/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
5/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
5/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/31/1995Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC., became the Air Officer Commanding, Indian Air Force. He was in this office till 31/Dec/1998.
3/24/1984Dilraj Singh, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Vancouver, Canada.
8/14/1980Centre nationalizes Maruti company.
12/26/1999Shankar Dayal Sharma (81), former President of India, died in New Delhi.
3/6/1961India's first Financial daily 'The Economic Times' started publication from Bombay.
9/22/1952Bapiraju Adiv, famous Telgu novelist, poet and author, died.
1/18/1968The Resolution on Official Languages was passed by both the houses of the Parliament wherin the need to formulate a more intensive and comprehensive programme for the progressive use of Hindi for Official purposes, preparing annual assessment report for reviewing the progress, formulating a programme for the co-ordinated development of the other languages included in the 8th schedule alongwith Hindi, adopting of a tri-langual formula, making the knowledge of either Hindi or English compulsory for recruitment to the services of the Union, and inclusion of all the languages of the 8th schedule of the Constitution and English as the optional medium for the exams conducted by the union Public Service Commission at the appropriate time, has been stressed.
2/14/1925Mohan Dhariya, politician and nature lover, was born.
9/29/1708British East India Company and New East India company merged.
4/30/1998Sukh Ram, former Union Minister, decides to resign as a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh Government.