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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Nizam Shah became the Sultan of Dehli.
7/17/1893 Lokmanya Tilak was arrested for 18 months.
7/17/1903 Joseph, versatile author in Malyalam language and critic Butshshor, was born.
7/17/1930 Lord Irwin,British Viceroy, allows Indian moderates to visit Gandhi in prison.
7/17/1935 Dr. Ram Babu Gupta, cricket test umpire for 11 tests from 1986-89, was born at Delhi.
7/17/1937 Delhi-Calcutta Express Train derailed near Patna killing 95.
7/17/1947 Ramdas Coastal Steamer sank off Bombay claiming 550 lives.
7/17/1948 Govt. announced that all discriminations against women in matter of employment will be done away with and in future, women will be eligible for any public service including administrative sevice and police service.
7/17/1974 J.P. Narain leads an agitation for dissolution of the Bihar Assembly.
7/17/1976 Mudliyar A. Ramaswami, Padmabhushan awardee, politician and industrialist, passed away.
7/17/1979 Jagjivan Ram elected Janata parliamentary party leader. Charan Singh is PM heading Janatha (S)-Congress coalition and Jagjivan Ram is leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.
7/17/1987 V. P. Singh announces resignation from Congress; R. Venkataraman elected President of India.
7/17/1992 Lok Sabha rejects no-trust motion.
7/17/1996 All 47 ministers in Madhya Pradesh submit resignations to CM Digvijay Singh.
7/17/1996 Madras to be known as 'Chennai' henceforth.
7/17/1997 K.R. Narayanan,Vice President, wins in the Presidential election with a record margin to become the next head of state.
7/17/2000 55 persons die as a Boeing 737 of Alliance Air from Calcutta to Delhi via Patna and Lucknow crashes at Gardanibagh, one km from the runway at the Patna airport.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/18/1993The Transport Development Council decides to abolish Pathkar (entry tax) and increase the fee for national permit from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 5000.
5/18/1966Panchanan Maheshwari, great Indian scientist of botany, passed away. He studied the morphology, anatomy and embryology of some angiosperms, the class of plants which produce flowers. He discovered species of plants like ""Panchanania Jaipuriensis and Isoeted Panchananil."" He wrote two authoritative books, 'An Introduction to the Embryology of Angiosperms' & 'Recent Advances in Embryology on Angiosperms'. In 1951, he founded the International Society of plant Morphologists.
4/29/1936Zubin Mehta, famous music conductor (NY Philharmonic), was born in Bombay, India.
6/15/1969Dr. Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia, great pioneer in Indian Geology and professor in development of geo-scientific research in the country, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 86.
4/13/1889Balkrishna A. Pillai, litterateur and journalist, was born.
11/11/1872Abdul Karim Khan, famous singer of ""Kirana Gharana"", was b
12/9/1993Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
2/4/1948Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) banned. Finance Minister announces nationalisation of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after Sept 30, 1948.
3/7/1911Sachchitanand Hiranand Vatsyayan, (Agyeya), modern Hindi literary journalist, freedom fighter and the winner of Jnanpith Award of 1979, was born.
3/17/1994Wali Mohammad Itto, former Speaker of J&K Assembly shot dead by militants.