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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Surdas (1483-1563), blind Hindi bard and singer of Agra whose hymns to Krishna are compiled in the 'Sursagar', was born in Sihi village near Delhi.
12/9/1658 Dutch troops occupy harbour city Quilon (Coilan), India.
12/9/1825 Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy Mutiny, was born.
12/9/1873 Lord Northbrook, Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation stone of the building.
12/9/1942 Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, doctor of international fame, died at Kokun village, China.
12/9/1946 The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
12/9/1947 India's agreement with Pakistan on outstanding issues like assets, liabilities, division of sterling balance and military stores, etc. signed.
12/9/1977 Ravishankar Mahashankar Rawal, famous painter, passed away.
12/9/1989 Shyama Charan Shukla sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
12/9/1992 More than 700 die in clashes in Ayodhya; BJP bandh partial.
12/9/1993 Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
12/9/1994 Gorprasad Ghosh, famous Orriya film actor, director and producer, passed away.
12/9/1997 Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth (95), doyen of Kannada literature and Jnanpith Award winner, died in Manipal.
12/9/1999 BJP expels former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
12/9/1999 Several MPs in the Lok Sabha demand resignation of the CBI chief in the Priyadarshini Matto murder case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/29/1998Government decides to grant full statehood for Delhi and create three new States namely Uttaranchal, Vananchal and Chattisgarh.
6/29/1998Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
9/1/1947Mahatma Gandhi undertakes a fast for unity among Hindus and Muslims. He breaks the fast after 73 hours when peace is restored.
11/28/2000Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Communications Minister, launches his political outfit 'Janashakti' at a rally in New Delhi.
7/6/1998Salman Khursheed is appointed the new UPCC(I) chief. While Tindivanam K. Ramamurthy is the new TNCC(I) chief, Sat Mahajan has been appointed HPCC(I) president.
1/10/1888Marathas were defeated in the third and last war against the British at Rampura.
9/9/1997Pravin Thipsay becomes India's third chess Grand Master.
6/16/1920Hemant Chaudhary, famous singer and music director, was born.
2/10/1995PM appoints Madhavrao Scindia as Human Resource Minister, Pranab Mukherjee as External Minister, Buta Singh as Civil Supplies, Ajit Singh as Food, and P. Chidambaram as Commerce Minister.
1/18/1932Shyam Nandan Kishore, great educationist, was born at Muzaffarpur.