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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
8/1/2000One hundred people of Kinnaur, Shimla and Mandi districts of HP die following flash floods in the Sutlej river.
12/27/1992The Central government decides to acquire the disputed area in Ayodhya.
5/21/1996M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
5/10/1985P. N. Bhagawati appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
1/2/1960Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87), was born in Meerut.
5/20/1957Tanguturi Prakasam, great lawyer, journalist, nationalist, politician, social reformer, leader and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, passed away at Hyderabad.
5/20/1957Nasiru'd-din Muhammad Shah I passed away. His son-in-law Ghiyasu'd-din Balban succeeded Nasiru'd-din Mahmud in Delhi.
5/18/1901Nibaran Chandra Chakrabarti, great poet and Hindi writer, was born in Brahmangaon, (Dacca).
11/3/1605Salim renamed himself as Jahangir and became the king of Agra.
1/15/1966The Indian Air Force achieved equal status with the Army and possessed in excess of 70,000 personnel and was nearing its 45-squadron goal. Its composition in the autumn of 1968 included 23 fighter category squadrons, three tactical bomber squadrons, a maritime patrol squadron (with ex-Air India L. 1049G Super Constellations), 11 transport squadrons, four AOP squadrons, a number of helicopter units and a few SAM squadrons.