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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
09/27/1703 More than 8,000 people died in a cyclone in England.
09/27/1760 Mir Zafar was deposed and his son-in-law Mir Kasim became the Nawab of Bengal. He ruled till July 7, 1763.
09/27/1833 Raja Rammohan Roy, great social reformer, lawyer and politician passed away at Stapleton Grove in England.
09/27/1856 Pratap Narayan Mishra, Hindi writer, was born. He is one of the pioneers of mordern Hindi language.
09/27/1873 Vithalbhai Patel, great freedom fighter, social worker, nationalist leader, politician and President of the Central Assembly, was born at Karmasad, Gujarat.
09/27/1907 Bhagat Singh, the legendary revolutionary, was born at Banga in West Punjab, Layalpur now in Pakistan.
09/27/1908 Shiv Verma, great soldier, was born.
09/27/1925 Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh was established.
09/27/1958 Mihir Sen becomes the first Indian to cross the English Channel from Dover to Calais.
09/27/1972 Shri Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, prolific author and first librarian of the University of Madras, passed away at the age of 80 at Bangalore.
09/27/1974 Pankaj Dharmani, Indian ODI batsman (1997), was born.
09/27/1977 Sanjiva Reddy was elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Government revokes the external emergency promulgated on December 3, 1971.
09/27/1989 The second test launching of India's surface-to-surface missile, 'Prithvi', from Sri Harikota was successful.
09/27/1989 Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee, noted playback singer and music director, died.
09/27/1990 Kabita Garari sets record for 10 Km W (Women) in 48.10 at Beijing Asian Games.
09/27/1993 Daily newspaper of Marathi Language ""Samna"" started its publication at Sambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad).
09/27/1995 Cellular phone service operates for the first time in Delhi.
09/27/1995 73 people died in a coal mine accident in Gaslitand in Dhanbad district, Bihar, when flood water leaked into the mine.
09/27/1999 Harshad Mehta and three others are convicted for misappropriating surplus funds of the Maruti Udyog Ltd.
09/27/2000 Gurucharan Singh goes down fighting to Andri Fedtchouk of Ukraine in the 81 Kg bout of the Olympics boxing.
09/27/2000 The Union Cabinet decides to increase the number of Padma series of awards for excellence in different fields of activities from 60 to 100.
09/27/2000 Venus Williams of USA claims the women's gold in the tennis event in the Sydney Olympics.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/15/1988Narendra Hirwani makes a world record by capturing 16 West Indies wickets on Test debut at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras.
09/30/1963The USSR openly louded Indian view on Kashmir issue. This was against Pakistan's motives.
10/13/1991Shatrughan Sinha, film star, decides to contest New Delhi Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket against Rajesh Khanna, the Congress nominee.
05/07/1834East India Company annexed Coorg. King Raja Veer Rajendra, who was a cruel ruler, after formally declaring a war had captured Durg State.
04/01/1995Open General Licence (OGL) list expanded from 43 to 75 as import of consumer goods liberalised.
12/12/1964HJT-16, the first Indian jet trainer, made its inaugural flight.
01/22/1858Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was sentenced to death.
03/26/1942Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.
01/20/1997Indian Express launches its 18th edition from Belgaum.
04/29/1948Natraj Kamakshi, modern social reformer and journalist, passed away.