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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/10/1909 Gandhiji arrives in London with the assistance of Lord Ampthill and works ceaselessly to educate influential British leaders and the public, and also to move Imperial authorities.
7/10/1924 Johannes B van Heutsz, Governor General of Dutch Indies (1904-09), died at the age of 73.
7/10/1927 Ganga Ram, great social reformer and founder of Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, died in England while functioning as an active member of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. He was against dowry and child marriages and advocated widow re-marriage and also established institutions for vocational education and education for adults.
7/10/1949 Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, great Indian cricket player (opener, 10,122 Test runs), was born in Bombay. He has received Arjun Award (1975) and Padma Bhushan (1980).
7/10/1964 Bangalore University was established in Karnataka.
7/10/1965 First NCC (National Cadet Corps) College for training girls started at Gwalior.
7/10/1971 Kochin University was established in Kerala.
7/10/1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24 people in Chandka Forest, India.
7/10/1977 The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.
7/10/1978 'Mahatma Phule Backward Class Development Corporation' (Mahatma Phule Magaswarg Vikas Mahamandal) was established.
7/10/1984 White Paper on Punjab released by Union Government.
7/10/1991 Shivraj Patil of Congress elected Speaker of 10th Lok Sabha.
7/10/1991 C. G. Pandit, famous scientist and Padmabhushan awardee, died.
7/10/1992 Dr. Najma Heptulla re-elected Dy. Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
7/10/1992 SROSS-C placed in orbit. Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2A), first indigenously-built satellite of second-generation INSAT series launched from Kourore. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service.
7/10/1992 P.Chidambaram,Union Minister, resigns owning responsibility for investing in 'Fairgrowth'.
7/10/1994 Ramrao Raghoba Rane, Paramveer Chakra awardee, died.
7/10/1996 Budget session of Parliament begins.
7/10/1997 Fijian Senate approves new Constitution that removes radical restrictions on political power of Indian community, which makes up almost half the population.
7/10/1997 Malleswari earns India's first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship in Beijing.
7/10/1997 Rafiq Sadiq, Congress(I) leader, escapes attempt on life when armed militants ambush motorcade near Achabal in South Anantnag, Kashmir valley.
7/10/1998 India says it wont sign the CTBT unconditionally and invites Pakistan to join in disarmament efforts.
7/10/1999 The Delhi police arrest Mohammad Javed alias Babu Bhai, an accused in the Jain Hawala case.
7/10/2000 Pete Sampras wins his 7th singles Wimbledon title and his 13th Grand Slam title overtaking Roy Emerson's 12 titles.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/19/1992An all-time low turn out of about 30\% registered in the Punjab Assembly polls.
1/1/1998The Election Commission announces the poll schedule for the 12th Lok Sabha. The polling will be on February 16, 22, 28 and March 7. Simultaneously, elections are to be held for the Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assemblies.
12/20/1959Jasu Patel takes 9-69 during India vs Australia tour at Kanpur.
4/10/1930Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay.
5/1/1947Congress Working Committee accepts Partition in principle.
8/4/2000Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the last member of the British royal family to bear the title ''Empress of India'', celebrated her 100th birthday.
1/18/1972Vinod Ganpat Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), was born in Bombay.
6/6/1997Five killed and 17 injured in a bus explosion in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
9/1/1915Rajindersingh Bedi, Urdu story writer and Hindi film story writer, was born.
9/29/1725Robert Clive, one of the founders of British empire in India and diplomat, was born.