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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/28/1907 Purohit Dingambar Vinayak (Nanasaheb), leader in Maharashtra, was born.
05/28/1414 Khidr Khan Syed, Governor of Lahore, replaced Daulat Khan Lodi on Delhi's throne.
05/28/1883 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ""Veer Savarkar"", great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasik.
05/28/1895 Bagal Bhai Madhavrao Khanderao, freedom fighter, author and painter, was born.
05/28/1903 Shantanu L. Kirloskar, great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).
05/28/1923 Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, film star, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and founder of Telgu Desam Party, was born. He has acted in many films including 'Patal Bhairavi'.
05/28/1925 Awadh Kishore Narain, educationist, was born.
05/28/1930 Bhagwaticharan Vohra, great revolutionary freedom fighter, died near the banks of Ravi river during a bomb testing.
05/28/1950 Bhagwaticharan, great revolutionary, passed away.
05/28/1963 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India).
05/28/1964 A slow-moving funeral cortege containing the body of Jawaharlal Nehru inched through the streets of New Delhi today. A million and a half Indians lined the route to pay final respects to their beloved leader.
05/28/1965 Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India kills 400.
05/28/1966 B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 21-02-1973.
05/28/1968 Bhagwan Gopinathji Bhan, was a mystic saint of early 20th century Kashmir in India. He has been called a ""jivanmukta"" (liberated soul) or ""Aghoreshwar"" and his spiritual state has been described as ""Shambhavi Avastha"" (state of Shiva), died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense "Sadhana". His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar in his name.
05/28/1970 All India Trade Union Congress was divided.
05/28/1972 Edward VIII, King of Great Britain/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936), passed away at the age of 77.
05/28/1978 The kiss comes to the Hindi screen in 'Love Sublime,' and is seen as a sign of what the govt. calls greater 'creative freedom,' after Indira Gandhi's authoritarian rule at Bombay.
05/28/1988 The first Cultural Exchange Programme was signed between India and China.
05/28/1989 Kerala diocese of Marathakavalli was the first Christian priest in India.
05/28/1992 Indo-US naval exercises begin.
05/28/1996 13-day-old BJP-led minority coalition govt. headed by A.B. Vajpayee quits at the end of a two-day debate on a motion of confidence.
05/28/1996 BJP Govt. incapable of assembling a majority after two weeks. A left-wing coalition takes over headed by new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal leader and United Front coalition government. He held this office till 12 April 1997.
05/28/1997 Former Union Ministers Arjun Singh, N.D. Tiwari, R.K. Dhawan and Madhavrao Scindia discharged in the Jain hawala case by special judge V.B. Gupta.
05/28/1998 India takes retaliatory measures against Australia for its unilateral action.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/06/2000Bishop Vinod Peter, National Christian Council of India president and church of North India moderator, and Rajasthan CNI Bishop Gerald Andrews die in a car accident near Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
02/27/1993Rupee made fully convertible in Man Mohan Singh's third successive budget.
11/15/199237 die in a landslide at Meghamalai near Chinnamanur.
06/13/196660 people were killed in a collision between two suburban trains of Bombay.
07/05/1957Dr. Anugrah Narain Singh, great leader, freedom fighter, educationist and Minister of India, died..
02/07/1994C. T. Kamdar, famous industrialist and close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
02/03/1928Simon Commission comes to India under Lord Irwin, after which serious rioting started on his arrival.
10/16/2000Rest of India wins the Irani Trophy cricket tournament. Murali Karthik scalps nine for 70, the best figures by a bowler in 38 Irani cup matches.
02/01/1827Gordon's Esplanade building was established in Calcutta's Bengal Club.
02/02/2000The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry clears Ms. Deepa Mehta's film ''Water'' after the director agreed to make some changes in the script.