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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/13/1638 Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, was born at Salwa.
8/13/1784 East India Company was appointed as the centralised Regulatory Authority through India by Pitt's India Act, which was accepted in British Parliament in England.
8/13/1795 Ahilyabai Holkar passed away at the age of 70.
8/13/1911 Guha Phulrenu, social worker, was born.
8/13/1913 Khawtin Khuma, politician, was born at Phuldungsei, Tripura.
8/13/1928 Nationalists issue a draft constitution calling for dominion status and a two-chamber parliament.
8/13/1936 Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama, freedom fighter, Indian lady revolutionary and politician, passed away at Bombay.
8/13/1943 Chintamanrao Deshmukh was first Indian to be appointed Governor of Reserve Bank.
8/13/1947 Riots sweep Lahore in Punjab; mobs stone Gandhi's house.
8/13/1951 First test flight of 'Hindustan Trainer-2' (H.T.2) which was indigenously designed and manufactured in India.
8/13/1951 Acharya Kishoridas Vajpayee passed away.
8/13/1953 Durgabai Deshmukh became the founder Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board, which involved several voluntary organisations and workers carrying out programs like education, training and rehabilitation of needy women etc.
8/13/1954 Nehru says dispute over Portuguese colonies in India must be settled peacefully.
8/13/1956 National Highways Act was approved by the Parliament of India.
8/13/1960 Marmik' weekly magzine published.
8/13/1963 Sisir Kumar Mitra, Physics scientist, died at the age of 73.
8/13/1988 Gajanan Jagirdar, great actor and director in Indian film industry, died.
8/13/1993 All the TDP MLAs suspended from Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
8/13/1993 Rama Rao vows not to return to the house unless the government is ousted.
8/13/1995 Kashmiri separatists behead a kidnapped Norwegian tourist and threatened to kill other hostages unless India freed 15 militants at Srinagar.
8/13/1997 Supreme Court lays down guidelines and norms for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment at work places.
8/13/1997 The contentious women's reservation bill put on the back burner with PM Gujral saying govt. would not push through such a major social legislation until there was a consensus on it.
8/13/1998 India signs two agreements with the World Bank for concessional credit through the International Development Association for $115.4 million.
8/13/2000 The Government announces the opening up of the national long distance communication segment with no restriction on the number of players.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/18/1899Jainarain Vyas, leader, freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He played a leading role in creating united Rajasthan by integration of various states of Rajputana. He was the first Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1951 to 1954.
1/28/1951Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
9/13/1948Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel took police action on Hyderabad for anti national policy's of Nijam of Hyderabad and Rijvi Rajakar's.
1/26/1997Mizoram becomes a dry state, the fourth, after Gujarat, AP and Haryana.
5/15/1993K.M. Cariappa, field marshal and Major General, passed away at the age of 93.
10/20/1999The Cabinet approves the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) Bill for introduction in the current session of Lok Sabha if time permits.
3/15/1950Planning Commission Day.
1/7/1900Raghukul Tilak, educationist and social worker, was born at Meerut, UP.
7/21/1995Sajjad Husain, famous film music director, passed away.
2/14/1933W. R. Sonar, famous marathi poet, author, playwright, editor and publisher, was born.