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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/28/1627 Jahangir, Mughal emperor, weak from asthma and no food, died at Bhimghar near Kashmir. He was buried at Shahdara (Lahore) on the banks of the Ravi. During his last days, he remained in the custody of Aurangzeb. ( 28/10 or 7/11).
10/28/1811 Yashwantrao Holkar, a diplomat of Peshwa kingdom, died.
10/28/1867 Swami Vivekanand Sister Nivedita, great freedom fighter, revolutionary and politician, was born at Dunganon in Ireland.
10/28/1888 Gandhiji reaches London. Lives on vegatarian diet. Takes lessons in dancing and music for a short time, thinking they are necessary parts of a gentleman's equipment.
10/28/1911 Mutyalswami Muniswami Naidu, cricket Test umpire, one test in 1951-52, was born at Vadodara, Gujarat.
10/28/1928 M.G.K. Menon, Physics expert, was born.
10/28/1929 Narotam Puna, cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966), was born.
10/28/1946 Gandhiji leaves for Calcutta. Riots break out in Bihar.
10/28/1947 Sheikh Mohammad Abdulla invited to form an interim government in J&K.
10/28/1962 US pledges to rush arms to India.
10/28/1964 Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, passed away.
10/28/1977 Shantiprasad Jain, industrialist, died.
10/28/1981 Underground Metro Train Compartments were tested on trial basis at Calcutta.
10/28/1984 Federal agents early this morning caught Guru Shree Rajneesh trying to flee the country. Rajneesh was charged with violating immigration laws and arranging phoney marriages for his cult members. The religious leader was nabbed at Charlotte, North Carolina airport when his jet, bound for Bermuda, touched down for re-fueling. The Bhagwan ran a commune of about 1,500 people in Oregon. Thousands more cult members live in Rajneesh's native land India and other countries. He knew the federal government had no faith in him after his chief adviser, a woman named Ma Anand Sheela, was arrested in West Germany for several minor offenses. Rajneesh appeared in court on this date clad in a lavender robe.
10/28/1991 Chruchill Alemao of Goa set free by court.
10/28/1992 Karnataka government withdraws order allowing nine private organisations to start capitation fee for engineering colleges.
10/28/1996 L.K. Advani, BJP President, appears personally for the first time in a Gwalior Court.
10/28/1996 Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) spills into Western UP from Delhi.
10/28/1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their first Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever.
10/28/1996 Press Council of India to set up a 5-member committee headed by Chairman P.B. Sawant to inquire into the attack on journalists outside the New Delhi residence of Kanshi Ram.
10/28/1997 Cabinet permits RBI to issue rupee notes of 1000 denomination.
10/28/1997 Gold import placed under Open General Licence.
10/28/1997 Govt. extends ceasefire in Nagaland by 3 months from October 31.
10/28/1997 Dr. V. Doreswamy Iyengar (77), Veena maestro, household name among Carnatic music lovers, passed away in Bangalore.
10/28/1998 Ghulam Ahmed, former Indian cricket captain, died in Hyderabad.
10/28/1998 The 1997 B.C. Roy National Award was presented to 18 medical experts.
10/28/1998 The 1998 Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Award is presented to 11 young scientists.
10/28/1999 The Delhi High Court stays TRAI's plan to introduce free incoming calls on mobile phones from November 1.
10/28/1999 Insurance Bill is introduced amid protest in the Lok Sabha.
10/28/2000 The Royal Canadian Mounted police arrest two Sikhs, Ripudaman Singh Malik (53) and Ajaib Singh Bagri (51), in Vancouver in connection with the downing of Air India Boeing 747 en route from Canada to London in 1985.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/14/1923Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, one of the founder members of Indian Congress and social reformer, passed away.
4/5/1984Rakesh Sharma,Squadron leader, becomes India's first spaceman when he is launched aboard Soyuz T-11 of Soviet Union.
12/28/2000The Kanchi Acharya presents the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati national eminence awards to former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi (in absentia), scientist Ramnarayan Agarwal and pravachan artist Rameshbhai Ojha.
9/6/1674Faced with a critical situation, De la Haye had to capitulate and surrender St Thome to the Dutch who allowed the Sultan of Golconda to re-occupy it.
9/3/1767Colonel Smith was defeated in the battle of Changama that took place between the combined forces of Nizam and Hyder Ali and the British army. This was the first war of Mysore. The British concluded a humiliating peace with Hyder Ali of Mysore.
8/22/1993V P Singh leaves Delhi on a self-imposed exile vowing not to return until the government implemented job reservation for backward classes.
10/16/1942Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 people in south of Calcutta, India.
6/27/2000The Clinton administration rejects a demand by 21 U.S. Congressmen for declaring India a terrorist state in the wake of attacks on Christian priests and churches.
3/5/1989Baba Prithvisingh, founder of Labour Party, passed away.
3/15/1941Gorkha Rifles Battalion Group (INDBATT) unit was raised as the 4th Battalion, the 2nd King Edward VII's own Gorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) by Lt Col O'de T Lovett at Deharadun.