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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar captured Ahmednagar.
8/19/1757 The first rupee coin was minted in Calcutta by the East India Company.
8/19/1887 S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.
8/19/1903 Gangadhar Devram Khanolkar, biographer and critic, was born.
8/19/1907 Acharya Hajariprasad Dwivedi was born.
8/19/1910 Sister Alphonsa, teacher and social worker, was born at Kudamaloor, Kerala.
8/19/1916 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India, was born.
8/19/1927 Ananta Narsinha Naik, social reformer and politician, was born at Bandora, Goa.
8/19/1934 Dr. Hiralal died. He was a distinguished historian and contributed numerous articles to 'Indian Antiquary', 'Epigraphia Indica', The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc. He was also an honorary correspondent in Archaeology to the Government of India.
8/19/1944 The last Japanese troops driven out of India.
8/19/1946 Cabinet Mission's plan announced an interim government, which was formed by reconstituting the Viceroy's Executive Council. The Muslim League took umbrage and started direct action. Riots broke out as Muslims attacked Hindu's in Calcutta and the rest of Bengal. The Viceroy persuaded the Muslim League to join the government. But the League declined to join the Constituent Assembly unless the demand for a seperate state of ""Pakistan"" was conceded.
8/19/1947 Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, died.
8/19/1976 Nagarjun Sagar University established in Andhra Pradesh.
8/19/1977 Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.9 on the Richter Scale hits Indian Ocean. It is believed to be the strongest ever earthquake.
8/19/1992 K.R.Narayanan elected the ninth Vice President of India.
8/19/1993 Sharad Pawar elected to Maharashtra Legislative Council from Pune.
8/19/1993 Y. D. Lokurkar, senior journalist, died.
8/19/1993 Utpal Dutt, famous actor, writer, director and producer, died. He was 64.
8/19/1994 Rupee made fully convertible on current account.
8/19/1996 Gujarat's expelled BJP leader Shankersingh Waghela forms a new party called 'Rashtriya Janata Party'.
8/19/1999 India's role in ASEAN, ARF is lauded at a colloquium in Singapore.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/21/2000The 10,000 bond scheme for short-term visitors to the UK will not be applied to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, said British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Keith Vaz.
8/21/2000Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.
10/4/1997Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2D), fourth satellite in INSAT-2 series, became inoperable due to power bus anomaly. This satellite had capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries.
1/10/1993India asks Pakistan to reduce its diplomatic strength by 40.
7/7/1905Six Language penel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note changed to Red with Special text mentioned, 'At any office of issue not situated in Burma'.
2/12/1996President S.D. Sharma in Kerala.
8/28/1896Firak Gorakhpuri, Urdu poet and Gyanpeeth awardee, was born.
3/12/1972Vote gives Indira Gandhi 70 \% of regional seats.
6/23/1935Ram Kolarkar, famous marathi author and editor, was born.
12/14/1962Bharathi Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), was born in Vijayawada.