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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/9/1746 French sailor's fleet reached at the bank of Pondichery in India.
7/9/1755 E Braddock, British General, was mortally wounded during French & Indian War.
7/9/1873 Henry Albert John Gidney, greatest leader and politician, was born in Igatpuri, Maharashtra.
7/9/1875 The Bombay Stock Exchange, the first in India, was constructed under the shade of a large banyan tree.
7/9/1938 Sanjeev Kumar, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
7/9/1951 India's first Five Year Plan prepared and published. There was the first amendment to the Constitution and the first general elections were held.
7/9/1969 India accepted 'Royal Bengal Tiger' as its National Animal, as recommended by the Indian Wild life Board. This Tiger is also known as the majestic tiger - panthere tigris (Linnaeus).
7/9/1969 Sagi Lakshmi Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer), was born in Hyderabad.
7/9/1979 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer, 2 Tests for India as WK and 1 catch, passed away.
7/9/1992 The government agrees to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the security scam.
7/9/1993 Passport fees raised from Rs. 60 to Rs.300.
7/9/1994 Surendranath, Governor of Punjab, died.
7/9/1995 17 Indian mountaineers peaked Jogambha in the Garhwal Himalayas.
7/9/1996 A Delhi court summoned former Prime Minister Narsimha Rao to face trial as an accused in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case in which godman Chandraswami was already facing trial.
7/9/1999 Ashok Mitra (82), noted writer, academician and former bureaucrat, died in Calcutta.
7/9/2000 India clinches the inaugural Asian Cricket Council under-15 championship in Kuala Lumpur.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/18/1803Second Anglo-Maratha war under Sir Arthur Wellesley resulted in a crushing defeat of the Marathas at Assaye. The British Christians captured Delhi and acquired control of large parts of India.
2/1/1889Judge Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, Chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
5/30/1985Earthquake in Srinagar.
11/17/1921Princes of Wales came to India.
1/9/1919Theophane A. Mathias, educationist, was born.
1/4/1954Judge Mehr Chand Mahajan became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 22/12/1954.
4/15/1926Gurvel Singh Pannu, famous Hindi writer, was born in Lauhka, Punjab.
12/10/1999Dara Singh, the prime accused in the killing of Australian missionary, again gives a slip to police.
11/8/1968Jansattak Party established.
9/14/1997Fire and explosions devastate terminals and storage tanks at Visakh Refinery of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. Toll put at 51.