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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/8/1857 Mohsini from Delhi was hanged in jail.
12/8/1875 Tej Bahadur Sapru, great leader, was born.
12/8/1879 Jatindranath Mukherjee (Jatin Bagha), famous revolutionary, was born in Jessore.
12/8/1897 Balkrishna Sharma ""Navin"", famous Hindi poet, was born in Bhyana village of Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh
12/8/1900 Udayshankar, famous dance master, was born.
12/8/1911 Gaandhiji invites Gokhale to South Africa.
12/8/1920 A. Adivi Reddy, social reformer and educationist, was born at Chandragiri, AP.
12/8/1922 Hari Prasad Sharma, cricket Test umpire for 3 tests from 1974-77, was born at Delhi.
12/8/1930 British Gen. Norman Simpson shot at desk by Indian nationalists.
12/8/1932 Indian Air Force Act was passed.
12/8/1942 Hemant Shamsunder Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974), was born in Amravati, Maharashtra.
12/8/1970 Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the 'Colours' by the Vice President of India, Shri G S Pathak, at AOC Centre, Secunderabad. The Ordnance colour is a scarlet silken flag with the Ordnance crest in the center and surrounding it is a wreath of Ashoka Leaves and Lotus flowers.
12/8/1980 Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev visits New Delhi.
12/8/1985 The first summit was held at Dhaka. (7 0r 8).
12/8/1992 World-wide protest against Ayodhya demolition, temples burnt in Pakistan and Britain; Advani, Joshi, Singhal arrested; Nation observes 'bandh'.
12/8/1994 At 1730 hrs, a rocket propelled grenade fired by Somalia militia during inter clan fighting exploded on the roof of the barrack which housed IAF officers. In the explosion, two officers and an airman were injured.
12/8/1996 Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest cricketer to make 3000 runs in test cricket (at the age of 23 yrs and 228 days.)
12/8/1998 An Indian film, 'The Terrorist' wins all top awards including the Golden Pyramid award for the best film at the 23rd Cairo International Film Festival. Santosh Sivan gets the best director award, while its actress Ayesha Dharker bags the best actress award.
12/8/1999 Dr. Shankar K. Pal of the Indian Statistical Institute selected for the G.D. Birla Award for 1999.
12/8/1999 Furore in the Lok Sabha over RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav's daughter topping the MBBS exam.
12/8/1999 Brij Bhupinder Singh alias Lalli, former Punjab Minister, was arrested on charges of fraud and disappropriation of public funds.
12/8/1999 The Opposition attacks Prime Minister Vajpayee for ""withholding'' information on ministers' resignation.
12/8/2000 EC nod for Paswans's party to be known as Lok Janshakti Party.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/13/1998India conducts two more nuclear tests at Pokhran. The US slaps sanctions. The Prime Minister says India will face down sanctions.
5/20/1972Indira Gandhi laid the foundation stone of 2nd Howrah bridge at Calcutta.
1/21/1963East German party Congress ends; Ulbricht, with Soviet support, condemns Chinese invasion of India at Berlin.
9/19/1937Vishnu Narayan Matkhande passed away.
9/1/1965Pakistan launched Operation 'Grand Slam' in Chhamb sector aimed at Akhnoor in Jammu. Indians had battled Pakistanis in air and on ground at Kashmir.
2/13/1968Atal Bihari Vajpayee elected President of the All India Jan Sangha.
1/1/1967Day's play in the Calcutta Test vs West Indies cancelled by riots.
5/9/1908Arkalgudun Krishnarao, Kannad writer, was born.
3/22/1709It is assumed that Goswami Tulsidas started writing his great epic 'Ramcharitmanas' in Samvat 1631.
8/22/1979Neelam Sanjeev Reddy, President of India, dissolves the sixth Lok Sabha, orders year-end general elections and asks Charan Singh to head a caretaker government.