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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
03/02/1568 Meerabai, saint poet, passed away.
03/02/1913 Bhavaniprasad Mishra was born.
03/02/1930 Gandhiji addresses letter to Viceroy intimating his intention to break Salt Law if Congress demands are not conceded.
03/02/1933 Anandji, famous music director, was born.
03/02/1938 Chandrakumar Agarwala, assamia poet, passed away.
03/02/1949 Sarojini Naidu, ""Nightingale of India"", freedom fighter, social worker and patriot, passed away when she was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress. She took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 1931.
03/02/1952 Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Bihar, formally inaugurated by Nehru. It was the first Government owned company.
03/02/1957 Central Warehouse Corporation established.
03/02/1963 China reports troops have left disputed area in India.
03/02/1982 Indira Gandhi opened Mahatma Gandhi Road Bridge at Patna.
03/02/1984 Mother Teresa University inaugurated by Mother herself at Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
03/02/1986 Kashinath Ghanekar, famous stage artist, passed away.
03/02/1990 DMK Front to form government in Pondicherry and Congress (I) in Maharashtra.
03/02/1994 Autonomous Hill Council for Leh set up.
03/02/1994 President's rule in J & K extended.
03/02/1996 Malabar University (Kerala) comes into being.
03/02/1996 Tendulkar scores 137 for India vs Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup, but India still lose the match.
03/02/1997 Bangalore's Dr. B. V. Ravi Kumar develops India's first indigenously made HIV detection kit.
03/02/1997 Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, congratulates India on its pursuit of steady and higher economic growth.
03/02/2000 Om Prakash Chautala, Indian National Lok Dal supremo, sworn in the 18th Chief Minister of Haryana.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/08/1897Balkrishna Sharma ""Navin"", famous Hindi poet, was born in Bhyana village of Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh
08/15/1997The Government bans doctors from determining the sex of the foetus.
06/05/1996United Front Govt's Common Minimum Programme announced.
05/08/1933Gandhi starts hunger strike to protest the British repression of untouchables.
01/19/1919Dharam Singh, field hockey player for Indian Team at Olympics-1964-Gold Winner, was born.
01/27/1931Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail, ending eight months of imprisonment for his campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. To avoid demonstrations, Gandhi was released late in the evening from the Yerovda jail and put on a night train to Bombay. There was hope in British circles that the release of Gandhi would end the strife and lead to discussions of dominion status. Gandhi made clear, however, that he would persist in his civil disobedience campaign.
03/08/1673Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort of Panhala.
04/04/1990MI-4 was re-equipped with the mighty Mi-35, thus becoming a dedicated Attack Helicopter unit of the IAF.
05/13/1971General Insurance nationalized.
05/28/1883Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ""Veer Savarkar"", great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasik.