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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Rumi, famous Muslim Sufi poet, was born.
9/30/1687 Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
9/30/1881 Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, was born at Kanadukattam, Tamil Nadu.
9/30/1894 Rangnath Ramchandra Diwakar, Gandhian leader, was born.
9/30/1900 Mohommad Ali Chhagla, former central minister, was born.
9/30/1908 Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar, famous Hindi novelist, was born.
9/30/1916 Jagan Nath Bhardwaj, social worker and trade unionist, was born at Chartgarh, H.P.
9/30/1922 Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, great historian and author, was born at Domeli village (Punjab).
9/30/1943 Ramanand Chattopadhyay, famous author and journalist, died.
9/30/1961 Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit, occasional Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's), was born in Bombay.
9/30/1963 The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan's motives.
9/30/1972 Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir.
9/30/1981 Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
9/30/1989 INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
9/30/1990 Former Dy PM Devilal submits his letter of resignation.
9/30/1992 Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
9/30/1996 Centre gives its consent to Tamil Nadu government's decision to rename Madras as Chennai.
9/30/1996 Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Sri Lankan social scientist, received the Gandhi Peace Prize 1996.
9/30/1996 PVN Rao, who was to appear in court in the Pathak cheating case, gets a reprieve
9/30/1996 Phase I assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
9/30/1997 24th Stock Exchange of India set up at Trivandrum.
9/30/1997 At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
9/30/1997 Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
9/30/1999 India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
9/30/1999 Hindi writer Prof. Prem Shankar and Tamil scholar Ashokamitran selected for K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowships in comparative Indian literature.
9/30/1999 A B Vajpayee, Prime Minister, calls upon the people at an election campaign in Lucknow to give him a five-year term.
9/30/2000 Gen. S. Padmanabhan takes over as the new Chief of the Army Staff from Gen. V. P. Malik.
9/30/2000 India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
9/30/2000 The Government appoints Dr. D.P.S. Seth as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/12/1897Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).
9/7/1995Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh CM, wins the vote of confidence. He received 227 votes. 31 were neutral.
7/26/1874Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was born.
7/6/1837Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, a reputed oriental scholar and famous Indian Scientist, was born in Malvan in Ratnagiri district. He was a social reformer and an active member of Prathana Samaj of Bombay.
11/24/1988Mizoram became the first Lok Sabha member.
5/22/1917Suniti Chaudhary, revolutionary freedom fighter, was born at Kumilla. She was one of the accused in the famous Chargaon ammunition plot and assassination of General Lemen, Inspector General of Dhaka.
8/18/1957Tilak Raj was appointed the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed his office for four years till 6th September, 1961.
5/12/1993Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.
6/11/1983Ghanshyam Das Birla, great freedom fighter, social reformer, pioneer of Indian business, industry, and nationalist, died at London at the age of 89.
12/20/1931Leela Nag (Leela Roy), freedom fighter and editor of Jayshri, was arrested in Bengal for her association with ""Depali Sangh"" who supported Chatgang Ammunition Plot against the Bengal Government.