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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/24/1629 Jacques Specx appointed Governor General of Dutch-Indies.
9/24/1674 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was second time crowned by 'Tantrik Paddhati'.
9/24/1726 King George empowered the company to establish Municipal Corporation and Mayor s Courts in Bombay and Calcutta.
9/24/1777 Sarfoji Bhosle, king of Tanjawar, was born.
9/24/1815 John Sevier, Indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), died at the age of 70.
9/24/1829 Anandram Dhekial Fukan, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, was born.
9/24/1856 Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore and Governor General of India, passed away.
9/24/1859 Nana Saheb, alias Dhundu Pant, one of the top leaders of Sepoy Mutiny, passed away in Nepal.
9/24/1861 Madame Bhikaji Rustom Cama, mother of the Indian Revolution, was born in Bombay. From an early age she took interest in social and political work.
9/24/1873 Mahatma Jyotirao Phule established the 'Satyashodhak Samaj'.
9/24/1914 Janardan Swami was born.
9/24/1921 Dr. Sakharam Gangadhar Malshe, researcher and critic, was born.
9/24/1922 Jugal Mondal, social worker and politician, was born at Howrah.
9/24/1931 19 people were killed by police during the anti-Hindu rioting in Kashmir.
9/24/1932 Poona Pact' was signed between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This historical agreement allowed increased representation for untouchables. Also, Gandhi ended his fast.
9/24/1932 Preetilata Waddedara, the first armed woman revolutionary, was hanged for ""Chatgaon Ammunitions Plot"".
9/24/1934 Arvind Laxman Apte, right-hand batsman, was born in Mumbai.
9/24/1936 It was reported that in the past two weeks over 2 million of India's depressed classes had renounced Hinduism in favor of Christianity.
9/24/1938 Piloo Dara Reporter, cricket test umpire for 10 tests from 1984-87, was born in Mumbai. He was the first ever test umpire to be invited in a foreign country along with V. K. Ramaswamy also of India.
9/24/1947 Pakistani raiders invade Kashmir.
9/24/1992 Five selected regional TV channels go national by direct linking to INSAT.
9/24/1992 India's Leander Paes defeats Britain's Jeremy Bates in the Davis Cup tie in New Delhi.
9/24/1992 Karnataka High Court stays government order granting permission to open nine private engineering colleges.
9/24/1992 Union Labour Minister announces a new export-oriented emigration policy in place of the regulatory one.
9/24/1994 At least 100 people die after an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the western city of Surat.
9/24/1995 Kanpur University renamed as Chhatrapati Shahu University.
9/24/1997 I. K. Gujral, Prime Minister, addresses UN General Assembly, stakes India's claim to UN Security Council seat.
9/24/1997 E. S. Venkataramiah (72), former Chief Justice of India, died in Bangalore.
9/24/1997 I. K. Gujral, Prime Minister, formally stated India's claim to permanent membership of Security Council at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.
9/24/1998 In his address to the UN General Assembly, PM Vajpayee said that India wouldl not come in the way of implementing CTBT and may sign it conditionally by September 1999.
9/24/1999 The Chief Controller of Defence Accounts (pensions) was renamed as the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad.
9/24/1999 India's Krishnan Sasikiran and China's Wang Yu bagged the boys' and girl's titles respectively in the Asian Junior Chess championship in Vung Tau City, Vietnam.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/25/1958Yograjsingh Bhagsingh Bhundel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's), was born in Chandigarh.
11/11/1998India objects to Washington's discrimination in easing sanctions against New Delhi and Islamabad, clamped in the wake of the nuclear tests by the two countries.
7/21/1947Indian Constitution Assembly accepted the tricolour flag as its National Flag. This flag is with three equal horizontal stripes of Saffron (Sacrifice), White (Truth) and Green (Prosperity) and a Chakra is superimposed on white (Dharma Chakra on the capitol of Ashoka's Pillar at Sarnath) in blue colour having 24 spokes. The ratio of the width to length is two to three.
4/20/1887Padmabhushan Jemini Roy, famous painter, was born.
9/24/1992Five selected regional TV channels go national by direct linking to INSAT.
2/23/1997Successful test firing of the 250-km version of the Prithvi missile.
1/1/1995This year was announced to be observed as the ""International Year of Tolerance"".
9/13/1901Jamshedji Bomanji H. Wadia, director and producer, was born. His first film was 'Toofan Mail' (1932).
2/19/1996Biennial elections to fill 39 Rajya Sabha seats in nine states.
3/23/1967Pandey Bechain Sharma (Ugra) passed away.