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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/16/1911 Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
5/16/1926 Manik Varma, famous singer, was born.
5/16/1932 Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
5/16/1933 Shani, writer of novel 'Kalajal' and film 'Shaukin', was born.
5/16/1945 Prahraj Gopalchandra, modern author of Oria language, passed away.
5/16/1946 Gandhiji's Cabinet Mission announces Plan.
5/16/1960 International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
5/16/1975 Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
5/16/1975 Sikkim annexed principality and was declared as the 22nd state of Indian Union.
5/16/1986 V. Shantaram, 75, was chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
5/16/1994 Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
5/16/1995 Government of India decides not to extend the validity of TADA Act.
5/16/1996 Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days (from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [techinally till 01-06-1996]), although his ability to govern effectively is in doubt.
5/16/1998 India rejects China's charges on N-tests.
5/16/1999 Senior Congress leaders oppose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/3/1896Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, great nationalist, lawyer, freedom fighter, barrister and member of the Rajya Sabha, was born at Panniyankara in Calicut, Kerala.
2/7/1985Uday Merchant, cricketer (brother of Vijay, prolific scorer), passed away.
1/22/1666Shahjahan (Sjihab Al-Din Sultan C Shah D Jahan), great Mughal emperor, died at the Agra fort as a prisoner, to rest besides Mumtaz in Taj Mahal. Jahanara arranged that Sahjahan be laid.
11/1/1992The Superfast Rajdhani Express train linking Bangalore and Nizamuddin (2,452 km) flagged off.
10/15/1899Menka (Lady Lila Sokhi), famous Indian dancer, was born.
4/2/1970Privy purses and special privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.
1/28/1865Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
7/25/1992K. Madhavan, CBI Jt. Director looking into the security scam, resigns.
11/9/1998India rejects Pakistan's bid to internalise the Sir Creek issue at the bilaternal talks in New Delhi.
8/10/1979Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian Space launch vehicle, failed to be placed in orbit.