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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/21/1862 Ganendra Mohan Tagore was the first Indian to get the Barrister-at-Law Degree after passing the examination from Lincoln Inn University.
06/21/1906 Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
06/21/1930 Five hundred were hurt as police charged Bombay mob.
06/21/1940 Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar, politician and founder of Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh (RSS), passed away.
06/21/1576 Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
06/21/1814 Gilbert Aliat Minto, Governor General of East Indian Company, died.
06/21/1941 Chakravorty Rajgopalachari became the First Indian Governor General of India.
06/21/1948 C. Rajagopalachari was appointed the first Indian Governor General of Indian union (21/06/1948-25/01/1950). After January 25, 1950, this post was abolished.
06/21/1988 Sikh activist bombers kill 30 in Amritsar.
06/21/1991 P. V. Narasimha Rao was sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India. He reimained in this office till May 16, 1996. He formed a 54-member ministry in the 10th Parliament.
06/21/1994 The Janata Dal splits again, 14 of its 39 Lok Sabha members seek separate seats as a group.
06/21/1997 Sethi claims sixth National billiards crown in Bangalore.
06/21/1998 India and Russia sign a $2.5-billion deal to set up a nuclear power station at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu.
06/21/1999 Leander Paes was seeded number one in double's ranking. This was his highest double ranking.


Other Historical Dates and Events
09/13/1997India drubs Maldives in SAFF football final in Kathmandu.
07/01/1862Calcutta High Court was established for West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Court has a Circuit Bench at Port Blair.
01/21/1908Gandhiji agrees to settlement on basis of voluntary registration, if Registration Act is repealed.
08/27/1604Guru Granth Sahib was established in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
03/29/1995Harindra Dave, chief editor of Janmabhumi Group and Gujrati author, passed away.
01/10/1896Shri Narhar Vishnu Gadgil (Kakasaheb), famous politician, freedom fighter, lawyer, prolific writer, social reformer, nationalist leader and litterateur, was born.
04/13/1963Babu Gulab Rai, famous hindi critic, passed away.
03/03/1839Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, was born at Navsari near Surat, Gujarat. He started cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
01/20/1999Renowned playwright Girish Karnad is selected for the 1998 Jnanpith Award.
07/24/1932Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.