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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
01/28/1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
01/28/1853 Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.
01/28/1865 Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
01/28/1877 Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
01/28/1894 Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.
01/28/1895 Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.
01/28/1898 Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
01/28/1900 General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).
01/28/1902 Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.
01/28/1911 The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
01/28/1925 Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
01/28/1933 India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.
01/28/1937 Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.
01/28/1950 Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
01/28/1951 Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
01/28/1961 Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
01/28/1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.
01/28/1984 Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.
01/28/1984 Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.
01/28/1992 Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.
01/28/1996 Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.
01/28/1998 All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.
01/28/1999 Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
01/28/2000 Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/03/1983Prime Minister Indira Gandhi laid the foundation stone of Assam's new capital 'Pragjyotishpur'.
09/26/1975Constitution (39th Amendment) Bill 1975, placing election of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Lok Sabha beyond the scrutiny of the judiciary, approved by Parliament.
10/25/1990Captain Sangma, first Chief Minister of Meghalaya, died.
05/18/1998India may take the US to WTO.
06/23/1810Duncan Dock of Bombay was completed.
12/09/1946The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
06/18/1901Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, Marathi novelist and editor, passed away.
07/12/1980Congress (I) gets absolute majority in Rajya Sabha.
02/26/1996Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi's second CM.
04/29/1947Abolition of ""untouchability"".