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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/27/1838 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), famous novelist, ""the father of modern Indian fiction"" and writer of national song 'Vande Mataram', was borm at Katalpara near Naihati, West Bengal. Some of his writings are 'Anandmath' and 'Kapal Kundala'. He was among the first two Bengalee Graduates.
06/27/1839 Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ruler of Punjab and Spiritual Guru of sikh community, passed away.
06/27/1894 Chhaganbapa (Chhaganlal Karamshi Parekh), great social worker, was born.
06/27/1906 Establishment of `Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad'.
06/27/1915 Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar, 3 test matches, 33 runs, vs Australia in 1947-48, was born at Mumbai.
06/27/1917 Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), was born in Maharashtra.
06/27/1922 Vaidyalingam Akhiladam Perunglur, Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Tamil author, was born.
06/27/1939 Rahul Dev (R. D.) Burman ""Pancham Da"", famous music director, was born.
06/27/1964 Teen Murti Bhavan, official residence of the Prime Minister of India, became the Nehru Memorial Museum.
06/27/1966 D. S. Joshi was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-12-1968.
06/27/1967 First Indian made AVRO aircraft passenger Plane HS748 handed over to Indian Airlines.
06/27/1995 Environmentalist and 'Chipko' leader, Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna ends the 49-day old fast in demand for a scientific review of the controversial Tehri dam project in UP.
06/27/1997 Surendra Pratap Singh, famous Journalist and former chief editor of Nav Bharat Times Group, died ]at Delhi.
06/27/1998 Homi J. H. Taleyarkhan, Gandhian, Congressman and former Sikkim Governor, dies at 86.
06/27/1998 Mr. Nikhil Chakravartty, journalist and chairman of Prasar Bharati, dies in New Delhi at 84.
06/27/1999 India won the four-nation under-21 women's hockey title, defeating England in the final at the Kean University, New Jersey.
06/27/2000 The Clinton administration rejects a demand by 21 U.S. Congressmen for declaring India a terrorist state in the wake of attacks on Christian priests and churches.
06/27/2000 Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, launches National Initiative for child protection of which childline is an integral part.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/24/1950Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected to become the first President of India and 'Jana Gana Mana....' was accepted as the National Anthem of the country.
02/18/1836Swami Ramakrishna Paramahansa(1836-86), was born early morning in Kamarpukur village in Hooghly district, West Bengal. His real name was Gadadhar Chatterji. He was God-intoxicated Bengali Shakta saint, Guru of Swami Vivekananda. He exemplified the bhakti dimension of 'Shakta Universalism'.
12/10/1979Mother Teresa wins Nobel Peace prize.
03/12/1930Mahatma Gandhi started Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to break salt law. This march stretched of 375 km. was covered in 26 days with 78 followers. The whole of India joined the campaign to boycott foreign goods and refused to pay taxes. Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan or Frontier Gandhi started Khudai Kidmatgar movement in the North-West Frontier. The Government went back to its brutal force and about 90,000 people were imprisoned within a year. In Peshawar, the Gharwal regiment refused to shoot a demonstrator. In Nagaland Rani Gaidilita, a 13 year old girl raised the flag against the Britishers and was put into life imprisonment in 1932. Nehru hearing this uttered A day will come when India will remember her and Cherish her. She was released after Independence.
09/06/1674Faced with a critical situation, De la Haye had to capitulate and surrender St Thome to the Dutch who allowed the Sultan of Golconda to re-occupy it.
08/04/1845Pherozeshah Mehta, who published the first Hindi newspaper and one of the founders of Indian National Congress, was born in Bombay.
01/18/1842Mahadev Govind Ranade was born. He was the chief architect of Bombay Prathana Samaj.
03/30/1923New financial measures come into force, including restoration of Salt Tax.
12/12/1994N.T. Rama Rao, TDP leader in Andhra Pradesh, and Pavan Kumar Chamling, leader of Sikkim Democratic Front, take oath of office; Rishang Keishing of Manipur sworn in as CM; Liquor banned in AP by NT Rama Rao.
05/15/1989NAL's 0.6 m transonic wind tunnel is commissioned. Total project cost is about Rs 20 million.