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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/13/1290 Jalal'ud-din Firuz Khalji establishes the Khalji dynasty at Delhi.
06/13/1290 Firuz Shah captured the throne of Delhi and Sultan Jalal'ud-din Khalji called himself.
06/13/1731 Swedish East India Company was formed. For 15 years King Fredrick of Sweden gave the Company a charter.
06/13/1757 Clive marched to Murshidabad against Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah along with the force comprising of 1800 British and 2000 Indian soldiers with eight canons.
06/13/1879 Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, revolutionary, was born.
06/13/1889 Salarjung, famous administrator, was born.
06/13/1905 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31), was born.
06/13/1918 Foundation stone was liad of Sir Kawasjee Jahangir Public Hall in Mumbai.
06/13/1927 Henry C. K. ""Clan"" Petty-Fitzmaurice, Governor of India (1888-94), passed away at the age of 82.
06/13/1931 Gandhi to live in a garret amongst the poor in London.
06/13/1932 Nirmalchandra Sen, great revolutionary, died.
06/13/1940 Revolutionary leader Udham Singh was hanged for charges of assassinating Micheal Odair, who was the Governor General of Punjab at the time of Jalianwala Baug massacre.
06/13/1943 Netaji Subhashchandra Bose started his journey from Germany to Tokyo by a submarine.
06/13/1965 Maninder Singh Harbansingh Billa, cricketer (Indian leftarm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93), was born in Pune.
06/13/1966 60 people were killed in a collision between two suburban trains of Bombay.
06/13/1973 Sir Ram Nath Chopra, great professor of Pharmacology of National Drug Research Institute of India, passed away.
06/13/1991 Shiv Sharma, Doordarshan Director General, was shot at in Delhi by suspected Punjab terrorists.
06/13/1992 Security scam: assets of three SBI officials attached.
06/13/1992 Purushottam Diwakar Dhavle, famous journalist, passed away.
06/13/1995 India and France sign Bilateral Investment Protection pact.
06/13/1996 Govt. extends for another 2 years the ban imposed on LTTE w.e.f. 14/6/1996 under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
06/13/1996 Ramakrishna Hegde, JD leader and former Karnataka CM, expelled from the party for 6 years by JD president Laloo Prasad Yadav for anti-party activities.
06/13/1997 At least 60 persons were feared killed and several injured in a fire in Uphaar Grand cinema in South Delhi.
06/13/1998 India rejects G-8 prescriptions saying they are ''coercive and intrusive'' and intend to freeze the nuclear weapon capabilities of New Delhi and Islamabad.
06/13/1999 The Indian army secures the strategic Tololing peak in the Dras sector.
06/13/2000 Major General Manuel Saavedra of Uruguay appointed Chief Military observer of the U.N. Mission monitoring the LoC in Kashmir.
06/13/2000 Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, announces a one-time settlement of outstanding loans below Rs. 10 crores in a move aimed at ridding the public sector banks of Rs. 51,000 crores of bad loans.
06/13/1909 E. M. S. Namboodiripad was born in Palghat in Kerala.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/04/1829Britain abolished ""sati"" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
06/06/1998All IAF Meteorological Sections were put on high alert from 06 Jun 98, and constant interaction with India Meteorological Department (IMD) at Mumbai and the (IMD) Centre at Ahmedabad resulted in 24 hours tracking and plotting of the cyclone, which was passed down as forecasts to Service and civil authorities in the Saurashtra and Kutch region.
04/30/1958Shiekh Abdulla taken into custody.
01/25/2000The 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.
09/26/1911Prat Kumar Sinha, cricket Test empire for 2 tests from 1948-53, was born in Bengal.
10/15/1921Gul Muhammad, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), was born in Lahore.
02/20/1968Dr Prafulla Kumar Sen and others performed the first ever heart transplantion in Asia. The operation was performed by the Indian surgeons at K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay.
12/20/1929The Indian State Air Service, an extension of Imperial Airways' routes, opens its inaugural service from Karachi to Delhi.
06/13/1997At least 60 persons were feared killed and several injured in a fire in Uphaar Grand cinema in South Delhi.
04/14/1948Law about Atomic Energy implemented in India.