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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/14/1884 Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, was born at Delhi.
10/14/1885 Mukandi Lal, famous Hindi writer, was born in Chamoli at U.P.
10/14/1910 Further unrest took place in Lhasa, Tibet, following the arrest of Dalai Lama's agent by the Chinese on the Chinese frontier with India.
10/14/1919 Raghu Karmkar, famous cinephotographer, was born.
10/14/1930 The Flag of Freedom' or 'Swaraj Toran' a feature film produced by Prabhat Film Co.Kolhapur was prohibited by the Censor Board on October 14, 1930 on the grounds that it was objectionable in the existing political situation. The film, however, was cleared only after deleting certain portions and the title changed to 'Udaykal'.
10/14/1940 Cliff Richards [Harry Webb], rock vocalist, was born in Lucknow, India.
10/14/1947 Narsingh Chintaman Kelkar, great litterateur, politician and editor, died.
10/14/1953 Raghunath Dhondo Karve, Family Planning and Sex Education preacher, died.
10/14/1955 Colombo Plan conference held at New Delhi pleas for technological aid to Asia .
10/14/1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ramji, Ambedkar and about two lakh scheduled caste men and women embraced Buddhism in Nagpur.
10/14/1980 S. N. Banerjee, cricketer--one Test for India and 249 runs 10th wkt stand on tour, died.
10/14/1985 Assam Ganparishad established.
10/14/1989 Election Commission accepted Shiv Sena as a political party.
10/14/1991 Prasannakumar Abhyankar, senior journalist, died.
10/14/1992 10 Indians sentenced to six years in jail in the UAE on account of staging a play in Sharjah.
10/14/1994 Setu Madhavrao Pagdi, researcher and historian, died.
10/14/1996 Sukh Ram granted bail.
10/14/1997 The two millionth Maruti vehicle rolled out.
10/14/1997 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Amritsar and spend time at the Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple complex.
10/14/1998 Prof. Amartya Sen (Indian Nobel Laureates), the economist-philosopher, awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his contribution to welfare economics.
10/14/1998 Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics. He became the sixth Indian, by birth or citizenship, to win a Nobel.
10/14/1999 Sheikh Shamim, an Indian, is hanged for espionage in Pakistan.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/31/1921Suresh Hariprasad Joshi, modern Gujarati poet, story writer and critic, was born.
4/15/1998Punjab men and Railways women emerge champions in the National Volleyball League in Patna.
1/11/1994Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy.
12/10/1878Muhammad Ali Jauhar, great eminent journalist, editor, orator, fighter and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, was born at Najibabad, UP.
1/31/1946Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69), was born in Calcutta.
12/4/1992RBI devalues Rupee by 1.18% against the US dollar. India emerges overall champions with 10 golds; 8 silver and 14 bronzes in the 4th Asian Junior Athletic meet in New Delhi.
1/6/1989Satwant Singh (24) and Kehar Singh (54) executed for the murder case of Smt. Indira Gandhi in Tihar Jail at New Delhi.
2/14/1901King Edward VII open's his first parliament.
5/7/1907The First Electric Tramway service commenced in Bombay (Mumbai). This service was inaugurated by Municipality Chairman Vallabhdas Thakersey and Municipal Commissioner Sheppard at 5.30 p.m. This tram was well decorated and destined from Municipal Office upto Crawford Market.
1/10/1920India became member of League of Nations.