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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/15/1729 Khanderao Dabhade, great warrior in Maratha kingdom, passed away.
5/15/1817 Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali social reformer and father of Rabindranath Tagore, was born.
5/15/1864 Mahavirprasad Dvivedi, famous Hindi litterateur, poet, writer and editor, was born at Daulatpur village in UP.
5/15/1873 The proposal to dissolve East India Company was passed in England.
5/15/1878 Sivnath Shastri and Ananda Mohan Bose, under the leadership of the younger group of Brahmo Sama, rebelled and started Sadharan Brahmo Samaj.
5/15/1949 Matsya Union formally merged with Greater Rajasthan.
5/15/1958 Aruna Asaf Ali became the Mayor of Delhi.
5/15/1958 Gift Tax Act was introduced.
5/15/1989 NAL's 0.6 m transonic wind tunnel is commissioned. Total project cost is about Rs 20 million.
5/15/1992 BSE closed.
5/15/1992 CBI begins probe into the security scam.
5/15/1992 Harshad Mehta suspended.
5/15/1993 K.M. Cariappa, field marshal and Major General, passed away at the age of 93.
5/15/1995 PM Rao reaches New York for a week-long visit.
5/15/1996 The 11th Lok Sabha constituted as Election Commission submits a list of 534 successful candidates to President.
5/15/1997 Yaseen Malik, All-Party Hurriyat Conference leader, was released from Tihar jail.
5/15/1998 The Indian Army at Chandilora (Tangmey) captured 15 kg charas, 400 gm dust of charas and 12 kg leaves of charas.
5/15/1998 Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sitar maestro, receives the 1998 Polar music award.
5/15/1999 Militants gun down Abdul Ahad Kar, a senior member of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly belonging to the ruling National Conference, in Kupwara district.
5/15/1999 The BJP and at least 13 of its allies rename themselves the National Democratic Alliance.
5/15/2000 Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Power, dies in a powerful IED explosion near Mandipore in Anantnag.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/11/1998Poet Pradeep (Ramchandra Divedi) died at 1850 hrs today.
10/6/1983Punjab Government was dismissed to halt religious and political violence by Indira Gandhi, who imposed President's rule in the state.
9/25/1985Akali Dal wins Punjab state elections.
12/3/1790Lord Cornwallis took away the regulation power from Nawab Murshidabad and Sadar Nizamat was removed from Adalat in Calcutta.
12/28/1981Madras-Penang undersea cable commissioned.
9/19/1933Sunit Francis Rodrigues, former Chief Army General, was born.
1/16/1858Baithi, Laikha, Ratna, Maani, and the women who participated in Mairath Kranti at Gudgaon, all were hanged.
5/1/1994Six leading Akali factions dissolved to form a new party, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar, which wanted a 'Sikh State'.
9/25/1947Kashmir accedes to Indian Union.
6/13/1992Security scam: assets of three SBI officials attached.