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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Shahjahan, great mughal emperor of India, was born at Lahore.
1/15/1656 Chhatrapati Shivaji conquered Javali state.
1/15/1784 Sir William Jones, Judge and linguist, and Sir Warren Hastings established the Asiatic Society of Bengal at Calcutta. This was the first scholastic institution.
1/15/1887 Shri Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdary, freedom fighter and a great native poet, was born in village Angaluru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
1/15/1888 Saifuddin Kitchlew, freedom fighter and President of the Punjab, was born at Amritsar.
1/15/1898 Nanasaheb Ramji Tawde, educationist and scientist, was born at Taluq Malvan, Maharashtra.
1/15/1899 Musaffir, Giani Gurmukh Singh, writer and politician, was born at Udhwal (Pakistan).
1/15/1918 K.C.D. Brahaspati, great poet, playwright and orientalist, was born at Rampur, UP.
1/15/1919 Ahmed Mohammad Mamsa, cricket Test Umpire for 6 tests from 1963-73, was born at Mumbai.
1/15/1921 Babasaheb Anantrao Bhosle, eighth Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
1/15/1929 Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights leader of the United States of America, freedom fighter and Nobel Prize awardee, was born at America.
1/15/1934 Nearly 20,000 lives were claimed in a tremendous earthquake measured 8.4 on the Ricther Scale, in Bihar and parts of Nepal. Munger City was completely destroyed.
1/15/1947 Pritish Nandi, famous journalist, was born. Abul Kalam Azad became Minister of Education in the Government of India.
1/15/1948 Gandhiji hails Indian Cabinet's decision to release Pakistan dues of Rs. 550 million. Fast continues for establishment of communal peace.
1/15/1949 General K. N. Kariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief. He was the first Indian to reach to this post in Indian Army. In 1956, he was designated as Chief of the Army Staff - General, later Field Marshal. This event is commemoratively observed as Army Day.
1/15/1956 Erach Jahangir Sorabji Taraporewala, famous Indian language expert, passed away.
1/15/1958 Tamil becomes the official language of Madras.
1/15/1965 Food Corporation of India inaugurated in Madras.
1/15/1966 The Indian Air Force achieved equal status with the Army and possessed in excess of 70,000 personnel and was nearing its 45-squadron goal. Its composition in the autumn of 1968 included 23 fighter category squadrons, three tactical bomber squadrons, a maritime patrol squadron (with ex-Air India L. 1049G Super Constellations), 11 transport squadrons, four AOP squadrons, a number of helicopter units and a few SAM squadrons.
1/15/1971 Dinanath Damodar Dalal, great artist, passed away.
1/15/1973 Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
1/15/1977 Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui, modern Urdu writer, passed away.
1/15/1988 Kiran More stumps five West Indian batsman at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras thus creating a world Test record.
1/15/1988 Narendra Hirwani makes a world record by capturing 16 West Indies wickets on Test debut at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras.
1/15/1993 PM asks for judicial probe into Bombay riots, sanctions Rs. 1 crore aid for victims.
1/15/1996 Restoration of the original name of the city as ""Mumbai"" for Bombay Vide Maharashtra Act No, XXV of 1996.
1/15/1996 Victoria Terminus (VT) station in Mumbai renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus by the Centre.
1/15/1997 Pakistan's pilotless surveillance aircraft intrudes into Indian air space for the first time.
1/15/1998 Binda Prasad Kashyap, 73, CPI leader, passed away in Nagpur.
1/15/1998 Gulzari Lal Nanda, Gandhian freedom fighter and twice acting Prime Minister in 1964 and 1966, died in Ahmedabad at the age of 100 years.
1/15/1999 Mi. Pa. Somasundaram (79), writer, poet, litterateur and associate of Rajaji, died in Chennai.
1/15/2000 Baba Amte, social artist, receives Gandhi Peace Prize 1999, from the President K. R. Narayanan.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/15/1949Uloor S. Parmeswara Iyer, famous poet, writer, editor and literature, died. He was 72.
1/22/1967Atomic Energy Center was renamed after Homi Jahangir Bhabha as 'Bhabha Atomic Research Centre' at Trombay, Mumbai.
6/28/1924Jamshedji Framji Madan ( J. F. Madan ), founder of Madan & Co. and Parsi Theatrical Company, passed away on June 28 at Calcutta.
8/15/1947Sir Cyril Radcliffe Award on the new boundaries of West Punjab, East Punjab, West Bengal, East Bengal and Assam.
3/6/2000India and China begin the first ever bilateral security dialogue in Beijing on global and regional issues of mutual interest.
3/6/2000Francisco de Almeida, Viceroy of Protuguese India, passed away in a battle.
3/9/1990Darbara Singh, former Punjab Chief Minister, died.
1/18/1948Gandhi breaks 121-hour fast in New Delhi, after halting of Muslim-Hindu riots in Calcutta. He breaks the fast on security pledges from communal leaders who ""Peace Pledge"" to Gandhiji.
7/31/1990Charan Singh Rathi at New Delhi sets record for 20 km W. in 1.25.48\_\_.
4/12/1978India's first double decker train was started between Victoria Terminus (CST) and Pune which beared the name as ""Janta Express"", which is now known under the name of Shivaji's fort as ""Singhgarh Express"".