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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/24/1966 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die.
6/24/1966 Atul Chandrakant Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman from 1994), was born in Bombay.
6/24/1763 Murshidabad was captured by the East India Company under Major Adams for the second time, and Mir Jaffar was declared the King.
6/24/1869 Hari Chapekar Damodar was born virtually. He was the first terrorist of India.
6/24/1885 Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal Master, was born in the village Haryal, District Rawalpindi.
6/24/1897 Padmashree Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, famous music director of Gwalior Gharana, was born at Gujrat.
6/24/1901 John Thottam (Sir Marry Benigna C.D.) Marry, great poetess and teacher, was born in Elangi village at Kerala.
6/24/1908 Gopinath, famous Kathakali dancer, was born.
6/24/1928 Mrinal Keshav Gore, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
6/24/1946 Gandhiji meets Cabinet Mission.
6/24/1946 Congress party rejects British plan for provisional govt. pending constitution in New Delhi.
6/24/1961 Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 flew took to air for the first time.
6/24/1969 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), passed away.
6/24/1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins.
6/24/1980 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, former president of India, died at Madras.
6/24/1986 Government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment would also get maternity leave.
6/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in the Lok Sabha resign on the issue of CAG report on the Bofors gun deal.
6/24/1990 Defence scientists successfully test fired country's first third generation anti-tank missile 'NAG'.
6/24/1990 President R. Venkataraman issues notification formally constituting an Inter-State Council.
6/24/1991 Jayalalitha ministry sworn in in Tamil Nadu.
6/24/1991 K. Karunakaran ministry assumes power in Kerala.
6/24/1991 Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission.
6/24/1991 The first-ever BJP ministry led by Kalyan Singh takes over in UP.
6/24/1991 Two LIC officers burnt to death in Kashmir.
6/24/1996 Nanchil K. Manoharan, former DMK Finance Minister, expelled from the party.
6/24/1996 Cong(I) enters into an electoral alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party for forthcoming Assembly election in UP.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/29/1979Raja Mahendra Pratap, great revolutionary freedom fighter, passed away in New Delhi at the age of 93.
2/14/1901King Edward VII open's his first parliament.
8/20/1974Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed elected President of India with B. D. Jatti as Vice President.
10/1/1953The first new state in India since 1949, Andhra Pradesh, is established on purely linguistic basis and formally inaugurated. This state was created by sub-dividing state of India, Madras Province and this movement was started by Shriramulu for which he had to sacrifice his life.
11/8/1919Madan Theatres Ltd. was founded under a Joint Stock Company at Calcutta. Their maiden venture 'Bilwamangal' was released on November 8, 1919 at the Cornwallis Theatre, Calcutta.
11/22/1999V. S. Rama Devi and Vishnu Kant Shastri appointed the new Governors of Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.
8/13/1997Supreme Court lays down guidelines and norms for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment at work places.
1/28/1950Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
2/9/1992Publication of daily newspaper `Lokpatra' started from Nanded.
11/27/1994D. V. Purohit (Nanasaheb), veteran freedom figher and revolutionary, passed away.