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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Humayun died at Delhi. Two days earlier he had slipped on the staircase of a library being constructed at the Old Fort.
1/24/1826 Gnanendra Mohan Tagore, first Indian barrister, was born in Calcutta.
1/24/1857 Calcutta University established.
1/24/1870 Muddan, famous Kannad poet and novelist, was born.
1/24/1921 T. N. Raina, former Army Chief and High Commissioner of Canada, was born.
1/24/1924 Karpoori Thakur ""Jan Nayak"", freedom fighter, teacher and national president of Samyukta Socialist Party, was born in village Samastipur, District Bihar.
1/24/1937 Gandhi announces that he will retire from politics.
1/24/1948 Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*).
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected to become the first President of India and 'Jana Gana Mana....' was accepted as the National Anthem of the country.
1/24/1951 Nehru assails US. demand for UN to name Peking as aggressor in Korea, New Delhi.
1/24/1952 The first International Film Festival of India held in Bombay, this event had a great impact on Indian Cinema.
1/24/1957 Kagaz Ke Phool, the first Indian black and white cinemascope film, was made.
1/24/1958 First international Film Festival started in Mumbai.
1/24/1966 Gulzarilal Nanda stepped down from the position of acting Prime Minister of India. He held his position till January 11, 1966 (Acting).
1/24/1966 Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India. She continued in this office till March 24, 1977, after winning the General Elections. She became the only second woman in modern history to head a government.
1/24/1966 Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, chairmain of Atomic Research Institute, passed away near Geneva when Air India Boeing 707 crashed in accident at Alps Hills, Mont Blanc in Switzerland killing all the 117 persons on board.
1/24/1976 Burmah Shell, a private oil company, was nationalised and renamed as Bharat Refineries.
1/24/1980 E. K. Nayanar forms Government in Kerala.
1/24/1980 J.S. Bawa became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 28/02/85).
1/24/1994 India sends six proposals to Pakistan to resolve bilateral problems.
1/24/1994 Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong arrives in New Delhi on a state visit.
1/24/1995 3,400 meter long tunnel at Barcem piercing through the Karmali Ghat in Canacona taluka on the Konkan railway route in Goa completed at an approximate cost of Rs. 50 million.
1/24/1995 Congress (I) suspends Arjun Singh from the party.
1/24/1996 H.K.L. Bhagat, senior Congress politician and former minister, arrested in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
1/24/1997 Public holiday in connection with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth centenary.
1/24/1997 Justice Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi and Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang appointed Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.
1/24/1999 The Orissa police arrest 47 persons in connection with the killing of the Australian missionary.
1/24/2000 Supreme Court imposes, with immediate effect, a ban on industries in Delhi and Haryana from discharging untreated industrial effluents into the Yamuna.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/20/1998Mr. Jaswant Singh, Prime Minister's special envoy, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott discuss nuclear non-proliferation and security-related issues in New Delhi.
7/1/1992Truck operators begin nation-wide strike to press for the abolition of toll tax and octroi.
7/5/1917'Hindumashinary Society' was established by Gajanan Bhaskar Vaidya.
9/16/1955Leopold C. M. S. Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), died at the age of 81.
4/17/1904Naoomal Jeoomal Makhija, cricketer, pioneer Indian Test opening batsman, Right Arm Bowler and played 3 matches, was born at Karachi.
8/18/1700Bajirao I, the second peshwa, was born.
9/6/1975Dularelal Bhargav, veteran writer, passed away. He was associated with 'Chand' and 'Madhuri' magazines.
3/18/1944Azad Hind Fauj entered India (Japanese army) from the border of Burma and invaded north eastern India.
8/25/1965Indian troops cross the Kashmir ceasefire line pursuing Pakistani infiltrators.
3/23/1962Nawab of Pataudi captains Indian cricket team vs WI at the age of 21 years 77 days.