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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.
8/21/1879 Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.
8/21/1931 Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.
8/21/1955 Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.
8/21/1972 A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.
8/21/1978 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.
8/21/1981 Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar ""Kakasaheb"", freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.
8/21/1986 Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.
8/21/1987 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 - 1992).
8/21/1988 500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.
8/21/1990 Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .
8/21/1991 Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.
8/21/1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world's leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science--the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.
8/21/1997 Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.
8/21/1997 Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.
8/21/2000 Mahatma Gandhi's daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.
8/21/2000 Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/21/1996Sanjay Thapar of the IAF (leader) becomes first Indian to parachute down to geometric North pole and unfurl the flag.
2/22/1948Jayalalitha, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, was born.
2/1/1942No.1 Squadron arrived in Burma with its Lysanders, flying tactical recce missions from Toungoo before transferring to Mingaladon with a flight deployed at Lashio.
8/3/1939Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.
2/5/1992Ajit Singh elected 'real J.D.' President.
11/20/1859Elfinstone, Governor of Bombay Province and historian, passed away.
5/5/1944Gandhi-Jinnah talks break down on Pakistan issue.
9/27/1995Cellular phone service operates for the first time in Delhi.
9/1/1999Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, appointed Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
6/4/1993L K Advani unanimously elected President of BJP.