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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
05/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
05/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
05/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
05/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
05/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
05/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
05/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
05/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
05/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
05/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
05/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
05/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
05/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
05/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
05/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
05/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
05/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
05/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
05/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
05/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/04/1979Indian Airlines AVRO-748 crashes in to a hill near Bombay.
03/10/1954The history of 104 HU, the most prestigious and the oldest Helicopter Unit of the IAF, is studded with more than four decades of glorious past and yeomen service rendered to the country. One-O-Four was raised as Helicopter Flight at Palam on 10th March 1954.
01/11/1986The Naval Dockyard Bombay celebrates its 250th Anniversary.
12/24/1984Eigth General Elections of India began .
06/24/1961Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 flew took to air for the first time.
01/16/2000P. Moses, Indian High Commission Staff member, badly beaten up and abducted by Pakistani intelligence operators in Islamabad.
07/29/1988Syed Modi, 28-year national badminton champion, was shot dead at K. D. Singh Stadium in Lucknow.
04/27/1878Calcutta University started Women's Education, and allowed women to appear in the Entrance Examination.
03/14/1967Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia), was born in Gonda.
11/05/1994Russi Modi appointed Chairman of Air India and Indian Airlines.