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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Gora Kumbhar, an intense devotee of the deity Vitthal at Pandharpur, took Samadhi in Ter village in Osmanabad Zilla, near Latur.
4/10/1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, passed away at the age of 75.
4/10/1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore.
4/10/1880 C.Y. Chintamani, renowned journalist, was born.
4/10/1901 Amiya Chakravarty, educationist, was born at Serampore in West Bengal.
4/10/1919 Miss Mercia Sherwood, an English teacher, was assaulted by a mob in Amritsar. Brig. General. R.E.H. Dyer had given instructions to beat her.
4/10/1930 Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
4/10/1931 Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who worked in the region of Sahkar and Education, was born.
4/10/1935 Vasudevaru Kesavaru (K.V. Manalikkera), famous writer and poet, was born at Madras.
4/10/1937 Shridhar Vyanktesh Ketkar, creator of Maharashtra Gyankosh and Sociologist, passed away.
4/10/1955 India and Vietnam affirm the Panchsheel.
4/10/1982 Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna started by Indira Gandhi.
4/10/1982 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1A) launched. First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from U.S.A.(Cape Canaveral).
4/10/1993 Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow.
4/10/1995 Morarji Ranchhodji Desai, first non-Congress Prime Minister of India (1977-79) and Chief Minister of Bombay, passed away at the age of 99. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna.
4/10/1996 Delhi High Court bans the import of toxic waste in India.
4/10/1996 The marketing of Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Moor's Last Sigh' in India was cleared by the Central govt.
4/10/1997 Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.
4/10/1997 Kerala becomes the first state to have public telephones in all its villages, accessible over STD/ISD from any part of the world.
4/10/1997 Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, announces Rs. 2.5 crore aid to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, Mumbai.
4/10/1999 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (87), patriarch of Malayalam fiction, died at his ancestral village at Sankaramangalam in Thakazhi village.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/24/1826Gnanendra Mohan Tagore, first Indian barrister, was born in Calcutta.
10/9/1949The Territorial Army of India inaugurated by the Governor General.
3/19/1962Raja Kelkar Museum, which belonged to Dinkar Gangadhar Kelkar, was opened for the people.
9/16/1995Prime Minister inducts 16 new members into his Council of Ministers and elevates three deputy ministers to the rank of Ministers of State.
3/20/1951Madanlal Udhouram Sharma, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's), was born in Amritsar.
6/4/1932Mahendranath Gupt, follower of Ramkrishna Paramhans, passed away.
5/12/1993Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.
3/3/1978Shaliwahan Shaka Hindu Calender started.
6/15/1993PM Narasimha Rao visits Oman; India and Oman decide to give each other MFN status.
5/25/1999India blasts its way into the global satellite launch vehicle market with the PSLV-C2 deploying two foreign satellites besides the Indian remote sensing satellite, IRS-P4.