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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni began his first real expedition to India by defeating the Hindu King Jaipal. He won Afghanisthan and Punjab in Peshawar battle. This was the first major Muslim conquest in India.
11/27/1778 Joseph Lin flew upto 2,286 meters high with the help of a baloon.
11/27/1870 Dattatreya Balwant Parasnis, famous history researcher and collector of historical items, was born.
11/27/1881 Kashi Prasad Jayaswal, great lawyer, philosopher and eminent historian, was born at Mirzapur, UP.
11/27/1888 Ganesh Vasudeo Malvankar, great social worker, educationist, writer and first speaker of Lok Sabha, was born in Baroda.
11/27/1907 Harivanshrai Bachchan, famous Hindi writer and poet, was born at Allahabad.
11/27/1920 Kanhaiyalal Bhagwandas Harjal, educationist, was born at Mohpa, Maharashtra.
11/27/1935 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), was born in Delhi
11/27/1946 London announces parley on India; Muslims accept, Hindus decline.
11/27/1962 Britain agreed to supply arms to India.
11/27/1972 Bhutto reports the release of 616 Indian prisoners captured in the Indian-Pakistani dispute at Pakistan.
11/27/1976 Gajanan Tryambak Madkholkar, famous journalist, novelist and critic, passed away.
11/27/1984 Percy Norris, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay, assassinated in Bombay.
11/27/1992 Sachin Tendulkar, 19 years and 22 days old, becomes the youngest cricketer to make 1,000 test runs while playing in Johannesburg.
11/27/1993 Splendid bowling by Anil Kumble (6 for 12) helps India to beat West Indies by 102 runs in the Hero Cup finals in Calcutta.
11/27/1994 D. V. Purohit (Nanasaheb), veteran freedom figher and revolutionary, passed away.
11/27/1994 Shyam Vyas, veteran Hindi story writer, passed away.
11/27/1998 India retains the Asia Cup tennis championship in Delhi beating Uzbekistan 2-1 in the final.
11/27/1999 Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob is sworn in Punjab Governor.
11/27/1999 BJP recaptures the Jaipur Civic body posts by winning 49 out of 70 seats.
11/27/1999 BJP suspends former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh from the primary membership of the Party for defying Mr. Vajpayee.
11/27/2000 After three decades, English was again made compulsory in Gujarat schools from Standard V from the next academic year.
11/27/2000 Supreme Court grants bail to four AIADMK men accused in the 2nd February Dharmapuri bus burning incident.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/4/1997World Bank Atlas for 1997 put India as world's fifth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity estimated around $1318 trillion.
11/10/1989Foundation stone laid for the Ram Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya.
5/2/195340 persons were reported losing their lives today in the first crash of a jet airliner in commercial service. The jetliner, a British-built Comet, plunged to earth in a violent storm just a few minutes after taking off from Calcutta. It was carrying a party of rubber and tin operators from Malaya to England. There were no survivors. Two Comets have crashed before, one last October and one in March, but neither was carrying passengers.
3/29/1999A massive earthquake in the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh in the inner Himalayas claims 85 lives and more than 130 injured.
6/24/1897Padmashree Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, famous music director of Gwalior Gharana, was born at Gujrat.
12/1/1931The Second Round Table conference that began in London ended. Congress was solely represented by Gandhi and Muslim League by Sir Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam, etc. Two committees were setup to carry out the work of the conference on Federal Structure and Minorities. Gandhi was the member of both committees. He claimed that being the sole representative of the Congress, he represented the whole of India. Quaid-e-Azam replied that Muslims are a separate nation. Sir Shafi demanded that the 14 points of Quaid-e-Azam be incorporated in future constitution.
12/21/1999Kushabhau Thakre, BJP president, said that Ayodhya issue was a 'programme' and not an ideology of the party.
6/23/1971Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, passed away.
1/10/1888Marathas were defeated in the third and last war against the British at Rampura.
12/1/1989National Front decides to form a government with outside support from the BJP and the Left Parties.