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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/25/1824 Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, Bengali poet and dramatist, was born in Sagardari village of Jessore district.
1/25/1856 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians.
1/25/1880 Brahmo Samaj of modernisation and fraternity amongst religions Nababidhan Keshab Chandra Sen introduced.
1/25/1914 Gandhi reaches agreement with South African Union govt. on treatment of Indian nationals at South Africa.
1/25/1917 Captain P.K. Sahgal, freedom fighter who attended Indian Military Academy course at Dehradun, was born at Hoshiarpur.
1/25/1930 Mehdi Baqer, great educationist, was born at Faizabad in UP.
1/25/1932 Rammanohar Vishnunarayan Tripathi, great social worker and political leader of Maharashtra, was born.
1/25/1948 French India Peoples' Convention, Pondicherry, passed a resolution for complete merger of the French India with the Dominion of India. - G. V. Mavlankar was elected the first Speaker of the Indian Parliament.
1/25/1950 The post of the Governor General of India was abolished.
1/25/1954 Manabendranath Roy, famous leader of socialist revolution, passed away at Dehradun.
1/25/1957 Kashmir becomes Indian state.
1/25/1971 Himachal Pradesh High Court was established at Shimla for Himachal Pradesh Territory.
1/25/1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes a full-fledged 18th Indian Union state.
1/25/1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut during India vs New Zealand at Auckland.
1/25/1980 Awards regarding Public Honour were re-started by Goverment of India; Mother Teresa was honoured by Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, etc.
1/25/1983 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982).
1/25/1983 Telugu Desam swept to power in Andhra Pradesh.
1/25/1988 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran, MGR (Posthumous) (1917-1987).
1/25/1989 Congress-I ministry headed by S. C. Jamir assumes office in Nagaland.
1/25/1989 Motilal Vora sworn in as CM of Madhya Pradesh.
1/25/1992 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993).
1/25/1992 Swaran Singh and Vajpayee awarded 'Padma Vibhushan'.
1/25/1994 Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55.
1/25/1995 India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.
1/25/1999 Dr. R. Chidambaram, nuclear scientist, among the 14 distinguished personalities chosen for Padma Vibhushan. Sachin Tendulkar and Ruskin Bond get Padma Shri.
1/25/2000 The Centre begins the process of privatising the country's domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.
1/25/2000 The Government awards Padma Vibhushan to R.K. Narayan, Dr.M.S. Gill; Padma Bhushan for Rajnikant and Padmashri for A.R. Rehman.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/31/1990Religious clashes between Hindus and Muslims leave more than 180 people dead.
7/12/1949Ban on RSS lifted on the assurance that it abjures violence.
12/15/1950Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the 'Iron Man' and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.
3/19/2000Bill Clinton, US President, arrives to a warm welcome in India. This was the first presidential visit of a US head in two decades.
11/21/1971Rebellion in East Pakistan (formerly Bengal). Ten million Bengalis flee to India. Indo-Pak border clashes escalate to war. India defeats West Pakistan. E. Pakistan becomes independent Bangladesh.
2/7/1997Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo, found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to simple imprisonment of one week and a fine of Rs. 2000 by Nagpur bench of Mumbai HC for his statement that ''a judge had demanded a bribe of Rs. 35 lakhs for favouring a litigant''.
4/23/1929Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.
2/11/1977Dr. Fakruddin Ali Ahmad (1905-1977), the 5th President of India, passed away in office.
2/22/1944Kasturba Gandhi passed away in British imprisonment in Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
5/4/1993Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.30,000; Customs duty on certain drugs reduced.