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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/28/1568 Chittorgarh Fort was captured by Mughal Emperor Akbar which was circled from outside since 20th October 1567. This victory was achieved with the help of Jaimal and Patta.
02/28/1580 The first visit of Jesuit Priest of Goa in the Court of Emperor Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri.
02/28/1712 Bahadur Shah I died at Lahore at the age of 72 in the war of succession.
02/28/1835 Medical College was started in Calcutta and it was officially opened on Feb 20.
02/28/1859 Surbhi, farmer lady of Dholi Bavli, Central India, who was arrested for helping her son Bheema Nayak in the freedom movement and was jailed in Mahamandaleshwar jail, passed away.
02/28/1884 Veer Surendra Sai, freedom fighter and revolutionary, passed away.
02/28/1900 Kondedera Madappa Kariappa, first General of independent India, was born.
02/28/1918 Srinivas Ramanujan, famous Indian scientist, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
02/28/1919 Gandhiji signs Satyagraha Pledge to secure withdrawal of Rowlatt Bills.
02/28/1919 Sunderlal Khurana, great politician and journalist, was born.
02/28/1927 Krishan Kant, vice President of India and former Young Turk, was born at Kot Mohd. Khan, district Amritsar, Punjab.
02/28/1928 C. V. Raman invented 'Raman Effect' of scattered light, which led him in achieving the 'Nobel Prize'.
02/28/1930 Sir Chandrasekhar V. Raman, Scientist, 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering ""Raman Effect"". He is also the first Indian to receive this honor in Physics, The Indian Nobel Laureates.
02/28/1930 Strike by workers of the Nizam state railways over bonus.
02/28/1936 Kamla Nehru, wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social worker, passed away near Lausanne in Switzerland.
02/28/1937 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar discovers the white dwarf maximum mass limit.
02/28/1950 The Finance Minister announces the setting up of the Planning Commission with Nehru and Nanda as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.
02/28/1951 Karsan Devji Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s), was born in Rajkot.
02/28/1963 Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, passed away at Sadaqat Ashram, Patna.
02/28/1967 General Election ( 4th) of India ends.
02/28/1968 International City Auroville inaugurated the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondechery.
02/28/1985 M.G. Katre became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/10/89).
02/28/1987 The National Science Day was celebrated for the first time at the ICMR Headquarters and all its Institutes/Centres in February 1987 through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration campaigns etc. (This has now become an annual event).
02/28/1988 Jaydev, famous music director, passed away.
02/28/1989 S. B. Chavan, Finance Minister, presents a Rs. 7337 crore-deficit budget for 1989-90.
02/28/1994 Budget with Tax Concessions of Rs.40.81 billion and a deposit of Rs.90.60 billion presented by Dr. Manmohan Singh in Parliament.
02/28/1997 The samadhi of Morarji Desai - Abhay Ghat - near Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to be converted to a national monument, this was decided on Feburary 11.
02/28/1997 Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presents an action-packed budget for 1997-98.
02/28/1998 The third and final phase of polling is held in 131 Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 States and one Union Territory.
02/28/2000 The Supreme Court orders notice to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha, on a special leave petition filed by the State Government against the Madras High Court judgment upholding the trial court's order discharging her in the ""coal import case"".


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/13/1998Salman Khan, Hindi film actor who was arrested on charges of killing protected wild animals near Jodhpur, is remanded to the custody of the Forest department.
04/19/1996AIDS deleted from the list of contagious diseases in the Railway Act of 1989.
05/17/1996Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), passed away.
08/11/1954Yashpal Barburam Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80'), was born in Ludhiana.
12/20/2000The Government accepts the Eleventh Finance Commission recommendation to extend grants to all the States from the Incentive Fund.
02/24/1880Satyanarayan, great poet of Kannada language, was born.
12/20/1942Gangu Bai, freedom fighter from Kolhapur, died at Hinlang Jail because of police beating.
04/05/1950Spurred by recent clashes in East and West Bengal between Muslims and Hindus, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his Pakistani couterpart Ali Khan today reached agreement on a ""Bill of Rights for Minorities"". This bill included a provision for ""drumhead justice,"" or summary justice to persons convicted of violating minority rights.
01/01/1926Mohammad Abdul Hye, educationist, was born at Alitangani, (Nowgong).
03/12/1995Congress party loses India national election.