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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/08/1785 Warren Hastings, British Viceroy, left  India.
02/08/1872 Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India, was assassinated by prisoner Sher Ali during his visit to Andaman Islands.
02/08/1881 Faiyaj Khan, famous Indian classical singer, was born.
02/08/1897 Dr. Zakir Hussain, third President of India and Educationist, was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
02/08/1907 Madhavravji Golwalkar, sarsanghchalak of 'Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh' (RSS), was born.
02/08/1912 Girishchandra Ghosh, famous Bengali actor and dramatist, passed away.
02/08/1921 Chamber prince of a Royal Proclamation was inaugurated.
02/08/1936 Jawaharlal Nehru elected president of Indian National Congress.
02/08/1936 Manohar Shankar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India vs West Indies in 1958-59), was born in Baroda.
02/08/1943 Subhashchandra Bose started his journey to Japan from Kiel along with his secretary Major Abid Hassan in a submarine.
02/08/1948 Indian govt. bans Muslim groups 'Khaksars' and 'League National Guard'.
02/08/1959 The Report of the Committee of Parliament constituted under Article 344 (4) of the constitution was submitted to the President.
02/08/1967 Indira Gandhi was hit in face by a stone while addressing crowd.
02/08/1971 Indira Congress wins the mid-term elections for Lok Sabha. Indira Gandhi becomes PM.
02/08/1971 Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Munshi, writer, administrator, leader and founder of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, died.
02/08/1985 P. K. Kaul was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 22-08-1986.
02/08/1986 Sister Alphonsa was beatified by his Holiness Pope John-ll at Kottayam. She was the first woman from India to be raised to this honour. (19-7-96).
02/08/1986 For the first time in the country, pre-paid taxi sevice scheme was established at New Delhi airport.
02/08/1989 Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, PM of Norway, was awarded 1988 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
02/08/1993 India and Spain sign four agreements as the Spanish PM, Felipe Gonzalez, began a two-day visit to New Delhi.
02/08/1994 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432.
02/08/1994 Gopalrao Deuskar, internationally famed painter, passed away.
02/08/1995 Mulayam Singh wins the crucial vote of strength.
02/08/1999 Gen. K. Sundarji (69), former Chief of Army Staff, died in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/24/1988Prithvi, India's first Indigenously designed surface-to-surface tactical missile of 250km, was successfully test fired from Sriharikota. India becomes the fifth country to develop such a missile.
11/17/1991Sharad Pawar wins in Baramati.
02/02/1788Pitt's Regulatory Act was was introduced to modify the Indian Administration and put further controls on Government of India after the 1784 Bill.
01/11/1858Shridhar Pathak, famous Hindi poet, was born.
02/04/1993D. C. Kothari, famous scientist and educationalist, passed away.
02/03/1988INS Chakra was inducted in the Indian Navy when the first Soviet SSN Victor 1 class nuclear propelled submarine and India joined the maritime nuclear powers.
04/11/1984Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth which carried 3 cosmonauts including the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma, to Salyut 7.
07/06/1942Urmila Devi Shastri, freedom fighter and editor of ""Janma Bhoomi"", died due to non-medical facility and mal-nutrition in Jail. She has also written ""Karagaar Ke Anubhav"" in 1930. She was arrested for Satyagrah and forcefully closing of Foreign Goods.
03/01/1962Gaya University renamed as Magadh University.
08/17/1996CBI seizes another Rs. 65 lakhs from Sukh Ram's residence.