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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.
Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
10/21/1762 Herman W Daendels, Brig-General and Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), was born.
10/21/1789 Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
10/21/1858 Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, great social reformer, was born.
10/21/1887 Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.
10/21/1906 Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians' case to Colonial Secretary.
10/21/1916 Dinkarrai Dhirajlal Desai, cricket Test Umpire for 3 tests from 1955-57, was born in Gujarat.
10/21/1934 Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the 'Congress Socialist Party' and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.
10/21/1943 Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.
10/21/1947 The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.
10/21/1950 China invades Tibet.
10/21/1954 Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
10/21/1959 Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
10/21/1981 Kerala under central rule.
10/21/1989 Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha and Harminder Singh alias Jinda sentenced to death for the murder of former Army Chief Gen. A. K. Vaidya.
10/21/1990 Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.
10/21/1994 Government notifies substantial increase in the ceiling on election expenses on Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
10/21/1995 L.K.Advani unanimously re-elected BJP president for the fourth time in New Delhi.
10/21/1995 Suresh Mehta, Finance Minister in the outgoing Keshubhai Patel ministry, sworn in as the second BJP CM of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, ending the month-long political turmoil.
10/21/1996 Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.
10/21/1997 Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.
10/21/1997 RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
10/21/1998 Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
10/21/1999 B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
10/21/1999 Madhavrao Scindia becomes the Deputy Leader of Congress (I) in the Lok Sabha.
10/21/2000 Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/2/1958Family tradition still counts for something in Indian politics. Indira Gandhi, the only daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the granddaughter of a statesman, has been elected president of the Congress party in India. Mrs. Gandhi will be installed into her new office next Sunday, and her job is not expected to be an easy one. The Congress party has been wracked by internal dissension and has been on the verge of collapse. It is hoped that Mrs. Gandhi, who is 41, will breath some new life into the party. Most of the politicians who have been arguing about the future of their party and country are fairly old. Mrs. Gandhi, who is known for her leftist sentiments, is expected to act quickly to put her own mark on party policies.
12/19/1945Gandhiji lays foundation stone of C. F. Andrews' Memorial Hospital at Santiniketan.
1/16/1818The Rana of Udaipur signed a treaty with the British to protect Mewad.
10/23/1997I.K. Gujral, PM, leaves for Edinburgh to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meeting.
6/16/1946C. Rajagopalchari became the Governor of West Bengal (1947) in Interim Government.
5/5/1929Curfew was imposed in a bid to quell Hindu-Muslim riots that had claimed 21 lives in Bombay.
1/10/1955The Auxiliary Air Force squadrons were equipped with the HAL-designed HT-2 trainer - officially introduced into service.
10/27/1923Arvind Navinchandra Mafatlal, famous industrialist, was born.
1/2/1967University established at Berhampur in Orrisa State.
11/22/1991Supreme Court declares Karnataka's ordinance on Cauvery water dispute as unconstitutional.