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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/05/1657 Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India.
12/05/1872 Bhai Vir Singh, great poet, social worker, writer, educationist, musician, humanitarian and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Amritsar.
12/05/1898 Josh Malihabadi, famous Urdu poet, was born.
12/05/1905 Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was born in Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir.
12/05/1931 Gandhiji leaves England for India.
12/05/1931 Jayant G. Nadkarni, former Admiral of Indian Navy, was born.
12/05/1933 Balendu Shantilal Jain, famous hindi writer, was born at Kunchord, M.P.
12/05/1935 Bipinchandra Joshi, chief of Indian Army general, was born.
12/05/1943 The Japanese planes attack Calcutta port.
12/05/1946 Dada Maharaj Satarkar passed away.
12/05/1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
12/05/1950 Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and teacher, passed away.
12/05/1951 Abanindranath Tagore, a great Modern Indian Painter, passed away.
12/05/1959 K. S. Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), passed away.
12/05/1990 With the induction of 60 ministers, the Bihar Cabinet becomes the largest ever cabinet in India with a total of 71 ministers.
12/05/1991 56 JD MLA's belonging to V.P. Singh faction elect a new leader in UP.
12/05/1991 Sarkaria report accepted.
12/05/1991 The government reduces visa fees for tourists intending to visit India.
12/05/1992 Monisha, actress and winner of the 1987 'Urvasi' award for the Malayalam film 'Nakhakshathangal' died at a young age of 21 years.
12/05/1992 V. P. Singh and hundreds arrested in Barabanki on the way to Ayodhya.
12/05/1998 Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan take over as the new Foreign Minister and Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Jagmohan takes over as Minister for Communications.
12/05/1999 India's Yukta Mookhey is crowned Miss World.
12/05/1999 The Union Home Ministry ask Intelligence Bureau (IB) to conduct an inquiry against IB officials in ISRO spy case.
12/05/2000 Postal staff go on a nationwide indefinite strike which the Government termed as 'illegal'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/26/1929Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence.
07/04/1986Sunil Gavaskar celebrated his 115th Test in cricket at Edgbaston.
07/06/1787Robert founded Indian Botanic Garden near Calcutta by Kyd on 273 acres of land.
03/18/1915British Government approved Indian Security Act to have greater control on the Indian people.
05/19/1979Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
08/01/1846Dwarkanath Tagore, a Hindu philanthropist, died in London.
04/14/1989Ranjan Roy, captain of Indian Navy, and his wife Rupali Roy started off in a Maruti car.
10/10/1909Nagarwala Noshirvan Dorab, cricket umpire of five Tests, was born in Maharashtra.
08/23/1994Arati Gupta (Saha) succumbed to an incurable jaundice. (29-9-99).
01/10/1966Tashkent Conference between Pakistan and Indian leaders ended after signing of peace accord by Lal Bahadur Shastri and General Ayub Khan.