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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
04/19/1451 Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
04/19/1910 Anant Laxman Kanhere, revolutionary, was hanged.
04/19/1950 Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.
04/19/1960 Meeting of Afro-Asian Conference at New Delhi.
04/19/1975 First Indian Satellite ''Aryabhata'' launched. The Satellite provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.
04/19/1976 Maharshi Dayanand University established in Haryana.
04/19/1976 Indira Gandhi proposes a resumption of ties with Pakistan in New Delhi.
04/19/1981 Indira Gandhi,Prime Minister, inaugurated `Maharashtra Vidhanbhavan'.
04/19/1993 Sanjay Dutt, film star, was held under TADA for possessing an AK-56 rifle.
04/19/1994 Rajindersing Sparo, first awardee of `Mahavir Chakra' and former Chief Minister of Punjab Major General, passed away.
04/19/1995 Gopala Ramanujam,Goa Governor, takes up additional charge of Kerala.
04/19/1995 Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.
04/19/1996 AIDS deleted from the list of contagious diseases in the Railway Act of 1989.
04/19/1997 I.K. Gujral, External Affairs Minister, chosen leader of United Front in place of Deve Gowda.
04/19/1998 Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.
04/19/1998 Jayalalitha, AIADMK leader, demands that all ''tainted leaders'' be dropped by the Vajpayee Government or that Sedapatti R. Muthiah be taken back.


Other Historical Dates and Events
05/24/1991The body of Rajiv Gandhi, India's assassinated former premier and son of the late Indira Gandhi, was cremated in New Delhi today. He was killed by a suicide bomber in the southern state of Tamil Nadu three days ago. Police suspect that Tamil rebels, fighting for independence in Sri Lanka, carried out the murder. Gandhi's death signaled the end of the Nehru dynasty's rule over India. His two children were too young to assume the leadership of this turbulent nation. There was pressure for Sonia Gandhi to succeed her husband, but she was Italian-born and refused.
11/16/1998Kiran More, former Indian stumper, calls it a day from first class cricket at Baroda.
09/26/1911Prat Kumar Sinha, cricket Test empire for 2 tests from 1948-53, was born in Bengal.
08/10/1982Memorial of 201 martyrs from Maharashtra inaugurated.
06/05/1896Muhammad Ismail Sahib, president of the Madras State Muslim League and freedom fighter, was born at Pettai, Tamil Nadu. He was the member of Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha.
08/17/1932V.S. Naipaul, great Indian writer, was born.
05/05/1989Naval Tata, famous industrialist, passed away.
04/17/1946Shri Valangaiman Sankaranarayana Srinivasa Shastri, greatest social reformer, freedom fighter, educationist, politician, master, scholar of Sanskrit and President of India, passed away.
03/20/2000Unidentified militants gun down 35 Sikhs in the south Kashmir village of Chatti Singhpora in one of the worst incidents of violence in the State.
10/06/1954Nehru declared the National Health Scheme for the entire country.