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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/13/1660 Baji Prabhu Deshpande, one of the warriors in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's kingdom, died.
7/13/1830 Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Alexander Duff, in 1921 Scottish Church College, General Assembly s Institution was established with only five students, where teaching of the Bible took an important part.
7/13/1905 Gandhiji opposes Bengal Partition, supports boycott of British goods. During Gokhale Lajpat Rai's deputation to Britain, he appeals to Colonial statesmen to treat India ""an integral part of the Empire"" with consideration. Sanjeevan, weekly from Calcutta, also raised the motto to boycott British Goods.
7/13/1905 Premnath Bazaz, famous Kashmir freedom fighter, was born.
7/13/1907 Hari Vishnu Kamat, great politician, was born.
7/13/1912 Shriman Narayan, educationist, administrator and diplomat, was born in Etawah, U.P.
7/13/1913 Tulsi Prasad Khaitan, great industrialist, was born in Chandi village, Bihar .
7/13/1916 Ramkrishna Bakre (Tatya), veteran journalist and music critic, was born.
7/13/1929 Jatindranath Das started fast strike.
7/13/1930 Swarup Kishan Reu, cricket test umpire for 17 tests from 1978-85, was born in Delhi and was honoured by Padmashree in 1986. He joins the record of umpiring most Tests for India.
7/13/1947 An Indian Independence Bill was moved in the British Parliament on 4th July 1947 which became an 'Act' on 13th July 1947. Two Boundary Commissions under Sir Cyril Radcliff were appointed to demarcate the boundaries of Punjab and Bengal.
7/13/1950 Nehru asks Stalin and Acheson to restore peace in Korea.
7/13/1957 Behram Navrosji Karanjia, leading merchant and director of various companies, passed away.
7/13/1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler), was born in Calcutta.
7/13/1974 India's first one-day international was played vs England at Headingley.
7/13/1988 Second developmental launch of ASLV. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-2). This carried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Could not be placed in orbit.
7/13/1990 Union Ministers Arun Nehru, Arif Mohammed Khan and Satpal Malik submitted their resignation in protest against O.P.Chautala's taking over as CM of Haryana.
7/13/1990 Boby Talyarkhan, famous sports critic and author, died.
7/13/1995 Devyani Chaubal, film journalist, passed away.
7/13/1997 A mob, allegedly of Shiv Sainiks, attacks and ransacks official residences of Congress leaders Chagan Bhujbal and Madhukar Pichad (Assembly).
7/13/1998 India and Germany sign an agreement on promoting and protecting investment in Bonn.
7/13/1998 The Government is prevented from tabling the Women's Reservation Bill.
7/13/1999 Floods claim 15 more lives in Bihar.
7/13/1999 Militants attack the residential complex of Border Security Force (BSF) in Madar village near Bandipur and take 12 persons as hostages after killing four.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/12/1993Kapil Dev crosses 400 wickets and 5000 runs in test cricket.
4/23/2000Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy.
10/16/1905Bengal was partitioned by Lord Curzon on the pretext of it being too big to administer. Instead of dividing it on the basis of non-Bengali areas, the division was on the basis of Hindus and Muslims. Britishers thought that would succeed in increasing Hindu - Muslim tensions. The tremor of partition was felt throughout India and was regarded as an insult and challenge to Indian Nationalism. A movement was launched by the moderates. New method of protests 'Swadeshi and Swaraj' became the slogan of the common man and the whole of India was drawn into the national movement.
6/3/1890Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was born.
9/17/1960Agreement reached with Pakistan on the distribution of the River Indus and its tributaries.
3/1/1994Manmohan Desai, famous Hindi film maker, passed away. He was 57.
10/3/1913Sudangsu Abinash Banerjee, 'Montu', cricketer, (5 wickets, 1 test vs West Indies) was born in Calcutta.
10/10/1957Jagdeep', a children's film, won the first prize at the Ninth International Exhibition of Films for Children at Venice.
3/31/1995Bombay beat Punjab in 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy.
8/19/1993Utpal Dutt, famous actor, writer, director and producer, died. He was 64.