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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/8/1905 Dhyanchand, great Hockey player, was born.
8/8/1911 Following the end of a heavy monsoon, parts of India were hit by a cholera epidemic.
8/8/1912 Prabhulal Bhatnagar, mathematician and Padmabhushan awardee, was born.
8/8/1923 Floods on the Ganges and Jumna rivers cause loss of life in Benares, India.
8/8/1932 Dada Kondke, famous Marathi actor, was born.
8/8/1936 Corbett National Park was established. It was the first country in the country.
8/8/1940 Dilip Narayan Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of sixties), was born in Margao, Goa. He has received Arjun Award (1970).
8/8/1942 'Britishers Quit India', this resolution was announced in public at Bombay Congress Session. This resolution was passed by All Indian National Congress Committee and Gandhiji gave the 'Do or Die' call for Independence struggle.
8/8/1946 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 miles.
8/8/1948 Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, passed away at Pearl River, New York.
8/8/1949 India concludes a treaty with Bhutan.
8/8/1955 Dr. Homi J. Bhabha elected chairman of the international conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.
8/8/1966 India endorses the Partial Nuclear Ban Treaty.
8/8/1967 Central government, for the first time since independence, suffered a token defeat in the Lok Sabha.
8/8/1968 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler), was born in Mannar.
8/8/1972 Olympics open at Munich (26).
8/8/1984 P.T. Usha at Los Angeles sets record for 400m H. (Women) in 55.42.
8/8/1990 Violent protests rock Bihar against Mandal Commission Report implementation.
8/8/1990 Naval Godrej, famous Industrialist, died.
8/8/1991 India and Soviet Union extend their treaty of peace, friendship and co-operation for 20 more years.
8/8/2000 S.Nijalingappa (97), former Karnataka Chief Minister, died at his residence in Chitradurga.
8/8/2000 The Government appoints Air Marshal P. Rajkumar to head the court of enquiry to probe the Alliance Air crash near Patna.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/25/1943Japanese bombers raid Chittagong.
3/14/1997Veerendra Patil, 73, twice former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away.
8/27/1994Indian soldiers and Muslim militants clash in Kashmir.
6/5/1994India test-fires a missile capable of reaching targets in China.
10/2/1972Broadcasting of Mumabi Doordarshan started.
6/24/1991K. Karunakaran ministry assumes power in Kerala.
3/27/1992India signs Friendship Treaty with Ukraine.
6/1/1944Liladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet, passed away.
6/16/1997K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President, is the joint candidate of Congress(I) and United Front for Presidentship in July 14 election.
6/24/1991Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission.