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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/27/1605 Akbar (Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din), Mughal emperor of India (1556-1605), passed away of diarrhea or dysentery at the age of 63 years. After his death his body was buried at a mausoleum in Sikandra, Agra.
10/27/1904 Jatindra Nath Das, great revolutionary freedom fighter, was born at Bankim Behari in Calcutta.
10/27/1907 Sardar Bhagat Singh, the great martyr, was born in village Banga, Lyallpur (now in Pakistsan) in a reputed Sikh freedom fighter's family.
10/27/1907 Brahma Bandhav Upadhyay died.
10/27/1920 Kocheril Raman Narayanan was born in the village of Uzhavoor in Kottayam district, Kerala.
10/27/1923 Arvind Navinchandra Mafatlal, famous industrialist, was born.
10/27/1926 Padmanabh Govind Joshi alias ""Nana"" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper during 1950's was born in Bar
10/27/1928 Dattaji Krishnarao Gaekwad, father of Anshuman and batted in 11 Tests 1950's, was born in Baroda.
10/27/1937 Abdul Karim Khan, famous singer of 'Kirana Gharana', died.
10/27/1947 Indian Governments accepts King of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Harisingh's accession merging Jammu and Kashmir in India and sends its troops. Accession of Jammu and Kashmir was then officially announced. No. 12 Sqn was to initiate the remarkable feat of air-lifting the first Sikhs from Palam onto the rough and dusty Srinagar airstrip without planning or reconnaissance as the initial Indian response to the sizeable insurgent forces that were pouring across the border into Jammu and Kashmir.
10/27/1969 Darshansingh Pheruman died in Amritsar during the 74th day of his fast, which he had undertaken for the merger of Chandigarh in Punjab.
10/27/1973 The first Ladies Police Station started functioning at Calicut in Kerala.
10/27/1982 Gandhiji's personal secretary Pyare Lal died.
10/27/1987 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47.72, 1st-class avg 71), died.
10/27/1989 The XIV-World Congress of Neurology was held in New Delhi under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology and Neurology Society of India. (21-10-89).
10/27/1992 Veerappa Moily, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, resigned from Bangarappa Government in Karnataka.
10/27/1997 UP ministry expanded by inducting 70 new members thus taking the total number of a record 93 members.
10/27/1998 L. P. Singh, ICS, former Governor of five north eastern states, died in New Delhi. He was 86.
10/27/1999 P.M. Sayeed of the Congress(I) re-elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
10/27/1999 The Archbishop of Delhi rules out Pope John Paul II's dialogue with the VHP during his visit to India in November.
10/27/1999 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Madhya Pradesh splits.
10/27/2000 The Vajpayee Government 'clears' the names of Surjit Singh Barnala, Prabhat Kumar and Dinanath Tiwari for appointment as the Governors of the new States of Uttaranchal, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh respectively.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/1/1947Indian Standard Time was adopted.
10/18/2000Supreme Court gives the nod for construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river.
8/1/1989Kirti Vrajlal Ambani,Reliance executive, held in connection with a plot to kill Bombay Dyeing Chairman Nusli Wadia.
3/16/1901Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
9/15/1903Wazir Syed Ali, right-hand batsman and right-arm fast medium bowler, was born at Jalandhar.
5/16/1932Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
11/28/1998The Congress(I) wins the Assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
9/4/1983INSAT-1B runs into snag, its solar array fails to deploy fully.
8/6/1998SriKrishna Commission report was tabled by the Maharashtra government. It was rejected by the ruling alliance whom it heavily indicted.
11/5/1927Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India, met Gandhiji, S.Shriniwas Iyengar and M.A. Ansari Congress leaders at New Delhi.