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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/7/1782 Hyder Ali, warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur.
12/7/1825 First Steam Engine Ship ""Enterprise"" reached Calcutta.
12/7/1856 First Hindu widow married officially.
12/7/1902 Janardhan Gyanoba Navle, cricketer, India's first Test wicket-keeper, was born at Fulgaon, Maharashtra. He played against England at Lord's in 1932.
12/7/1979 First International Children's Films Festival was held in Bombay.
12/7/1979 Ramandeep Singh Gill, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
12/7/1989 Hemananda Biswal sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister.
12/7/1992 Religious riots swept across India in the wake of the destruction of the ancient Babri Masjid mosque by rampaging Hindu fanatics in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya yesterday. More than 800 people had been killed and hundreds injured as Muslim and Hindu mobs stabbed, shooted and beat each other. The violence had thrown the government into chaos and had spilled into the neighboring states of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The army had been called out to restore order in Bombay, where street battles left 41 dead. The stock market had been closed down and Parliament forced to adjourn. Advani quit as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.
12/7/1993 BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.
12/7/1993 Lalthanhwala sworn in CM of Mizoram.
12/7/1995 Indian, UN Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina begin (UNMIBH - Dec 95 To Till Date).
12/7/1995 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2C), third indigenous satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched. This has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. This is still in service. It was launched by Ariane launch vehicle at French Guyana.
12/7/1997 Leander Paes awarded 'The Sportstar' award.
12/7/1998 A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
12/7/1999 Nareshwar Dayal is appointed India's High Commissioner to UK.
12/7/1999 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, rejects the Opposition demand for resignation of three Central Ministers L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Ayodhya case.
12/7/2000 A five-member ULFA group guns down 26 non-Assamese people, mostly Hindi and Bengali-speaking, at Sonpura near Arunachal Pradesh Border in Upper Assam.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/6/1949Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of National Defence Academy in Kharakvasla near Pune.
12/13/1772Narayan Rao became the Peshwa at Satara.
7/27/1998The Centre announces a hefty hike in the pay scales of university and college teachers.
9/29/1977India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.
1/28/1961Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
1/11/1991Ravi Naik of Maharashtra Gomanthak party sworn in as the CM of Goa.
10/3/1999Insp N Gojen Singh won a 'silver' medal in 10,000 m. race and 6th position in 5,000 m. race in the 8th Asian Junior Athletic Championship ( International Level) held at Singapore.
5/31/1981First developmental launch of SLV-3, Rohini (RS-D1) placed in orbit. It was used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.
5/7/1973Shivkumar Batalvi, famous Punjabi poet, died.
8/20/1828Brahmo Samaj, the first movement to initiate religio-social reforms, was founded by Ram Mohun Roy (1772-1833) in Calcutta. Influenced by Islam and Christianity, Roy denounced polytheism, idol worship, repudiated the Vedas, avataras, karma and reincarnation, caste and more. The first session of Adi Brahmo Samaj was held in the rented house by Kamal Bose of Chitpore Road in Jorasanko area in Calcutta.