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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/15/1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him.
12/15/1749 Shahu Chattrapati, grandson of Shivaji, died.
12/15/1803 East India Company captured Orrisa state.
12/15/1859 S. Kasturiranga Ayengar, owner of Hindu newspaper, was born.
12/15/1894 Saraswatibai, famous singer and classical music expert, was born.
12/15/1908 Swami Ranga Natahananda, was born at Trikkur, Kerala.
12/15/1912 Aspy Merwan, engineer and who became the Air Marchal of India, was born.
12/15/1932 Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner of India, was born.
12/15/1943 The Vengeance suffered numerous defects and teething troubles, necessitating temporary withdrawal from the two IAF squadrons, but the problems were eventually mitigated if not eradicated, and No. 8 Sqn flew its first operational Vengeance sorties against Japanese targets from Double Moorings, Chittagong.
12/15/1950 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the 'Iron Man' and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.
12/15/1951 Scindia's SS Jal Pushpa launched.
12/15/1957 60 Harijans enter the Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi.
12/15/1965 Third cyclone of the year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges river.
12/15/1965 Maharastra State Agriculture Industry Development Corporation established.
12/15/1974 Rasulatbai, veteran classical music expert, died.
12/15/1976 Baichung Bhutia, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim.
12/15/1976 Daily newspaper ""Lokmat"" published it's first Jalgaon edit
12/15/1980 Hema Chengkalath, female Soccer(Football) player, was born in Calgary, Canada.
12/15/1988 Landslide victory for GNLF in Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections.
12/15/1991 Satyajit Ray, film maestro, awarded Special Oscar for his lifetime achievement.
12/15/1992 BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.
12/15/1995 Rajya Sabha approves extension of President's rule in J & K for a further period of 6 months and also passes Government resolution approving imposition of President's rule in UP.
12/15/1997 Magsaysay award winning litterateur Mahasweta Devi, Sitar maestro Annapurna Devi and Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra honoured with 'Desikottam' by Visva Bharati University.
12/15/1997 Orissa Janata Dal unit splits with 29 of 43 Legislature Party members forming 'Biju Janata Dal'.
12/15/1999 The CPI (M) urges the Centre to take over Dunlop India Ltd.
12/15/1999 Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, arrives in Berlin to attend G-20 meet.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/10/1997Salman Haidar appointed India's High Commissioner to Britain. He succeeded M. L. Singhvi.
8/11/1908Khudiram Bose was hanged on this day in Central Jail at Mujaffarpur, Bihar at the age of 19 years. He along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to bomb the carriage supposed to be carrying Kingsford, unfortunately he was betrayed and was caught and finally was sentenced to death and hanged. This day is observed as ""Martyr's Day"" in memory of the great freedom fighter. Even today the soul stirring songs composed in his honour are sung by Bengali folk-singers.
8/1/1846Dwarkanath Tagore, a Hindu philanthropist, died in London.
1/16/1620Amarsingh I, Rajput's guhilot lineage king of Mewad, died.
7/31/1933Gandhiji was arrested from Sabarmati Ashram and imprisoned without trial.
2/10/1961P. L. Deshpande played first solo drama 'Batatyachi Chawl'.
9/21/1954Last Indian troops withdraw from Tibet.
1/30/1999Pandit Ravi Shankar, sitar maestro, is chosen for Bharat Ratna.
9/8/1962Chinese army infiltrated in the north-east border of India exceeding the Mac-Mahon line (Tibet-India boundary). This was the first ocassion of Chinese infiltration.
10/26/1934Akhil Bharatiya Gramin Udyog Sangh (All India Small Scale Industries Association) was founded and inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhi.