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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/17/1674 Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
6/17/1756 Nawab Sira-ud-Daulah attacked on Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers and captured it on June 21.
6/17/1824 Bureau of Indian Affairs established.
6/17/1839 Lord William Bentik, governor general of India, was born.
6/17/1862 Lord Charles Jhon Canning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), died.
6/17/1887 Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.
6/17/1903 Jyotiprasad Agarwal, Assamia playwright, poet and music director, was born.
6/17/1913 Waman Vasudev Chitle (Bal Chitle), Marathi story writer and editor, was born.
6/17/1917 Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living at Hriday Kunj in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.
6/17/1917 Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner and social worker, was born at Lahore.
6/17/1928 Pandit Gop Bandhu Das, famous writer, social worker and the creator of Orissa, passed away.
6/17/1933 The civil disobedience campaign ended.
6/17/1947 Burma was adopted as republic by constitution assembly.
6/17/1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.
6/17/1961 The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, makes its maiden flight.
6/17/1965 Motilal, famous actor, died.
6/17/1973 Leander Vece Paes, tennis player who singles bronze at Atlanta Olympics (1996), was born. He was also a winner of French Open in 1999, Gold Flake Open, Newport 1998, Wimbledon 1999 (doubles and mixed doubles).
6/17/1976 Montreal Olympics opens.
6/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).
6/17/1991 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950).
6/17/1991 Congress and its allies secure absolute majority in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Haryana Assemblies.
6/17/1991 Prabhakar Machve, famous litterateur, passed away.
6/17/1993 Congress (I) working committee reaffirms its faith in Rao; BJP asks for PM's resignation .
6/17/1993 K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.
6/17/1994 Twelve opposition legislators in Sikkim resign.
6/17/1995 Motilal Vohra, UP Governor, sets agenda for a two-day special session of the UP Assembly asking the speaker to take up a motion against self first.
6/17/1996 Balasahab Devras, Sarsangha Chalak of Rashtriya Sawyamsewak Sangh, died.
6/17/2000 Danial Latifi (83), well known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, died of cancer in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/2/1976Lok Sabha passes the 42nd Constitution Amendment Bill making India a Socialist Secular Republic and laying down the fundamental duties of citizens.
7/16/1959Suhridkumar Roy, famous geologist, died.
5/19/1991About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
5/19/1980T. N. Raina, former General of India, passed away.
10/25/1983Technical Cell constituteded with a view to promote the use of official language Hindi on mechanical or electronic devices.
11/13/1999A woman commits 'sati' in Satpura village in Mohaba district of Uttar Pradesh
2/16/1986The Silver Jubilee of I.N.S.- Vikrant, India's only aircraft carrier, fails.
4/13/1989Malayalam film 'Piravi' directed by Shaji N. Karun adjudged best feature film of 1988.
3/8/1995Dr. Duranand Kanhan Pillai, great litterateur of Malyali language, died.
12/1/1989V. P. Singh is named the new prime minister.