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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Namdev passed away.
7/3/1661 Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II.
7/3/1745 Ranoji Shinde died.
7/3/1751 Pilaji Jadhav died.
7/3/1760 Maratha army, under Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Vishvas Rao, captured Dehli.
7/3/1838 Mama Parmanand, one of the founders of `Prarthana Samaj', was born.
7/3/1863 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], santee Sioux Indian chief, passed away.
7/3/1897 Hansa Mehta, educationist and social reformer, was born at Surat (Gujarat).
7/3/1898 Gopinath Bhagwan was born at Banamohalla, Srinagar. He is one of the most eminent saints who have graced the sacred land of India. An Ashram at Kharyar, Srinagar is set up by his disciples and devotees to preach his meditation.
7/3/1908 Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested as a traitor by the Britishers.
7/3/1927 A. Neelameghan, librarian, was born at Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu.
7/3/1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling during Cambridge U vs MCC match.
7/3/1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), was born.
7/3/1948 H. M. S. Auchils was taken over by Indian Navy.
7/3/1956 Pandit Nehru and New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland are given the freedom of the City at London.
7/3/1972 Shimla Non-Arm Agreement on Kashmir signed between Indira Gandhi and Z. A. Bhutto.
7/3/1975 Virendrakishor Roy Chaudhary, famous music director, passed away.
7/3/1979 Construction of the main second Howrah Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu) started.
7/3/1985 Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1988.
7/3/1987 The Festival of India in the USSR, to be inaugurated, is the largest cultural manifestation to be held by our country.
7/3/1991 Kailash Sethi was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 22-07-1996.
7/3/1991 Rupee devalued again from 10.58 to 10.96\% .
7/3/1992 Avinash Ganesh Mohadikar, journalist and former editor of magzine `Vyapar Udyog', passed away.
7/3/1996 25 to 30\% hike in prices of petroleum products.
7/3/1997 Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan gets 1996 Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
7/3/1998 Kavi Pradeep, Hindi film lyricist, is selected for the 1997 Dada Saheb Phalke award.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/5/1997Brahmapuram diesel power project, KSEB's first thermal power project, situated 25 km from Kochi, Kerala commissioned.
9/1/1962Shivaji University was established in Kolhapur.
5/15/1999Militants gun down Abdul Ahad Kar, a senior member of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly belonging to the ruling National Conference, in Kupwara district.
2/25/1894Meher Baba (1894-1969) of Poona, Indian saint of Persian origin and gifted with psychic powers of prediction, was born. The mystical teachings of this silent sage stressed love, self-inquiry and God consciousness.
5/13/1883Henk JFM Sneevliet, leader RSAP/editor Spartacus (Dutch-Indies), was born.
4/30/1909Kirpal Prem Nath, educationist, was born at Moga (Punjab).
8/15/1990India successfully test fires 'Akash', an advanced medium range surface to air missile.
6/16/1920Hemant Chaudhary, famous singer and music director, was born.
1/19/1905Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Bengali writer and thinker, passed away.
5/7/1958Acharya Kripalani elected leader of a new opposition group in the Lok Sabha.