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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit priest, Spanish missionary teaching in India and Japan, was born in the Spanish kingdom of Navarre.
Father Francis Xavier, Spanish founder of the Jesuits, 35, and three friends set sail from Lisbon, Portugal for Goa. They became the first Roman Catholic missionaries to travel to India.
4/7/1818 British Government imposed 'State Prisoners Regulation III -1818' for detention and deportion of political prisoners and revolutionaries without any trial. This black act was in force till 1947 when India got independence.
4/7/1920 Ravi Shankar Bhattacharya, renowned Sitar player (Sounds of India), was born in Banaras, India.
4/7/1929 England's Imperial Airways had extended its flight to London-Karachi instead of London-Kahira. It was the first commercial air service in undivided India.
4/7/1934 Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience in India.
4/7/1935 Shankar Abaji Bhise, famous Indian scientist, died.
4/7/1938 Kashiram Chhabildas Rana was born in Surat (Gujarat).
4/7/1942 Anandshankar Bapubhai Dhruv, famous Gujarati expert, Sanskrit Pandit and editor of a monthly magzine, died.
4/7/1962 Umrigar slams 172* vs WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes.
4/7/1986 Charles Sobhraj and his associate David Hall were nabbed at Mapusa in Goa.
4/7/1987 In a case filed by Saira Banu of Kerela, Supreme Court held that all wives, including Muslim women, whose husbands have either married again or taken a mistress are entitled to maintenance.
4/7/1993 Narsimha Rao,PM, arrives in Bangkok on a three-day visit to Thailand.
4/7/1997 Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan finalise preparations for a new trade bloc called 'Growth Quadrangle'.
4/7/1997 NAM foreign ministers two-day conference begins in New Delhi.
4/7/1998 Soli Sorabjee is appointed Attorney-General of India.
4/7/2000 The Delhi police unearth a multicrore cricket betting and match- fixing racket involving five South African cricketers, including the captain Hansie Cronje. A Delhi-based Indian operator Rajesh Kalra put behind bars.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/6/2000Telecom workers launch a nation-wide strike in protest against inadequate safeguards prior to the corporatisation of the department from October 1.
11/23/1908Durga Das, famous social reformer and journalist, was born.
6/24/1869Hari Chapekar Damodar was born virtually. He was the first terrorist of India.
9/21/1938Prof. Raghuveer Singh Rathore, Cricket Test umpire for one test in 1990-91, was born in Rajasthan.
9/3/1992Delhi High Court verdict on Bofors challenged in the Supreme Court.
9/23/1863Rao Tularam Singh Yadav, freedom fighter, was one of the key leaders of the Indian rebellion of 1857, in Haryana, where he is considered a state hero.
7/25/1992Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma sworn in as the ninth President of India. He remain in this office from July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997.
5/13/1962Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963)
3/20/1952Anand Armitraj, great Indian tennis player (Brother of Vijay), was born.
12/4/1977Ajit Agarkar, promising Indian ODI all-rounder, was born.