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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/13/1772 Narayan Rao became the Peshwa at Satara.
12/13/1899 Pandurang Satu Naik, famous film photographer of Indian film industry, was born.
12/13/1902 Ilachandra Joshi, famous Hindi novelist, story writer, critic and journalist, was born.
12/13/1947 Nicholas Raerich, great philosopher, master-artist, prolific writer, scientist, educator, designer, poet, humanitarian, explorer, leader and social worker, died at Naggar, Kulu.
12/13/1955 India and the USSR affirm the Panchsheel.
12/13/1978 Sayyed Avid Husain, litterateur and Padmabhushan awardee, passed away.
12/13/1984 The death toll in a toxic gas leak from an insecticide plant in Bhopal, India, now is estimated at 2,100, and tens of thousands of residents fled the city today after it was announced that the Union Carbide plant would be started up again to neutralize the effect.
12/13/1986 Smita Patil, famous film actress, passed away.
12/13/1989 Kashmiri militants release the daughter of Indian Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed as five of their comrades freed from prison.
12/13/1991 Justice M. H Kania of Maharashtra sworn in as the 23rd Chief Justice of India.
12/13/1994 Vishwanath Annappa Tatyasaheb Kore, Padmashri awardee, passed away.
12/13/1999 Dr. V. Kurien gets the Paulos Mar Gregorius Award 1999.
12/13/1999 The Government lodges protest with the Pakistani Rangers following the discovery of a tunnel near the Indo-Pak border.
12/13/1999 The Railways announces concessions for senior citizens, students upto Class X and the poor.
12/13/2000 All 12 battalions of the Manipur Rifles Personnel strike from work.
12/13/2000 Vijay Samuel Hazare, former Indian cricket captain, becomes the first recipient of the 'Castrol Lifetime Achievement award'.
12/13/2000 Vikram Sood is appointed new RAW Chief.
12/13/2000 The Lok Sabha begins the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid debate.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/11/1946Viceroy interviewed Gandhiji, and mooted proposal of Coalition Government at Centre.
7/8/1996Suspended Dy. Municipal Commisioner Khairnar to be removed by Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
11/19/1999New Governors for Bihar, West Bengal, Goa, Manipur and Punjab are named by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
11/21/1969Bhilai Steel Plant creates a new world record in steel-making by producing 'one heat' in four hours three minutes.
8/17/1761William Carey, the first English missionary to India, was born. He taught at the newly founded Fort William College at Calcutta from 1801 till his death and helped found the Serampore Press, which made the Bible accessible to over 300 million people.
5/23/1995TADA expires and new Anti-Terrorists Activities Law proposed. Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 1995, voting put off; Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 1995.
2/12/1999The Centre dismisses the Rabri Devi Government in Bihar and imposes President's rule.
3/3/1839Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, was born at Navsari near Surat, Gujarat. He started cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
1/24/1952The first International Film Festival of India held in Bombay, this event had a great impact on Indian Cinema.
1/1/1862Indian Penal Code and code of Criminal Procedure passed on October 6, 1860 came into force.