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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/23/1903 Chandra Shekhar Azad was born Today in 1903
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23rd, 1856
7/23/1856 Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher - Shar Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It is said that he won the crown but not the empire.
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped lay the foundation for India's independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
7/23/1898 Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, well known Bangla novelist, was born.
7/23/1904 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.
7/23/1906 Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.
7/23/1912 Kilachand Ambalal, great industrialist, was born.
7/23/1918 Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
7/23/1923 Navinchandra Chimanlal Pandya, great educationist, was born at Prantij, Ahmedabad.
7/23/1927 Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.
7/23/1933 Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
7/23/1956 India celebrates the birth centenary of Bal Gangadhar ""Lokmanya"" Tilak.
7/23/1964 Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
7/23/1976 Hari Chand at Montreal sets record for 10,000m in 28.48.72.
7/23/1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), died.
7/23/1990 Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev sign joint declaration committing their countries to building a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.
7/23/1991 Premdatt Paliwal, president of All India Forward Block, died.
7/23/1993 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was aunched by European Ariane launch vehicle.
7/23/1996 India's admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.
7/23/1996 R. Bhattacharji was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He is heading this office till date.
7/23/1997 India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
7/23/2000 Ram Jethmalani, Union Law Minister, quits the Cabinet after the Prime Minister shows him the door following the outbursts against the Chief Justice of India, Dr. A. S. Anand.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/13/1994Renowned environmentalist Maurice F. Strong chosen for the Jawaharlal Nehru International Understanding award for 1992.
9/15/1876Sarat Chandra Chatterji, famous Bengali novelist and writer, was born at Debanandapur in Hoogly district.
3/4/1996King of Bhutan arrives in India for a three-day state visit.
2/5/1991The last of 1.2 lakh Indians in Kuwait manage to return to India.
5/7/1990Foundation stones are laid in Ayodhya for a new temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama as Hindu nationalism rises. Government disallows the Shilanyas.
1/29/1948Angry refugees ask Gandhiji to retire to the Himalayas.
4/17/1952First Lok Sabha was formed. Ananthasaynam Ayyangar, was elected as the first Deputy speaker of Lok Sabha (1952).
11/8/1990Congress (I) extends support to Chandrasekhar to form Government, even as BJP and Left parties decline the request of President R. Venkataraman to form Government. Rajasthan BJP CM Bhairon Singh Shekhwat wins confidence motion with the help of Janata Dal rebels (116-80).
8/23/1995First ever cellular phone service begins in Calcutta.
11/15/1999The no-confidence motion moved against Om Prakash Chautala by the opposition failed in Haryana.