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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Qutubu'd-din Aibak (1206-1210) was crowned at Lahore after the death of Muhammad of Ghuri. He was originally a slave of Turkestan. As he started his career as a slave, the dynasty founded by him in India is known as ""Slave Dynasty"". The construction of Qutabminar was started during his regime. Since he was very generous, the people called him ""Lakh Baksh"".
7/24/1783 Simon Bolivar, great dynamic leader and social reformer, was born at Carcas.
7/24/1837 Kanishta, son of Samajya Laxshmi, was killed.
7/24/1911 Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, was born.
7/24/1932 Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.
7/24/1932 Madhukar Devram Toradmal, famous actor and playwright, was born.
7/24/1985 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sikh leader Sant Harchand Singh Longowal of Akali Dal signed a peace contract known as 'Punjab Accord' thus ending the four-year agitation in Punjab.
7/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in Lok Sabha resign on the issue of C & AG report on Bofors gun deal.
7/24/1991 Industrial licensing scrapped.
7/24/1991 Union budget imposes all-round price hike.
7/24/1992 Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
7/24/1993 Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
7/24/1994 Bodo kills 37 moslems in Bashbari, North Eastern India.
7/24/1996 Govt. decides to raise the ceiling on the maximum amount of retirement/death gratuity from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
7/24/1997 Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
7/24/1997 Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
7/24/1998 India signs a deal with Russia for purchasing the aircraft-carrier.
7/24/1999 Om Prakash Chautala is sworn in the Chief Minister of Haryana, and will seek trust vote on July 27.
7/24/1999 Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
7/24/2000 S. Vijayalakshmi becomes the first Indian woman Grandmaster in the International Grandmasters chess tournament held in Hyderabad.
7/24/2000 The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/13/1999The 5th National Games were inaugurated by President K.R. Narayanan in Imphal.
2/17/1618First English Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe returned to England after meeting Emperor Jahangir in his court.
5/27/1952United Nationalist Party and the Indian Democratic Party combined to form one opposition party - National Democratic Party with Dr. S. P. Mukherjee as leader.
7/30/1992The Supreme Court declares that capitation fee in educational institutions is unlawful.
7/30/1992Saint Eknath, bhagwatbhakt, passed away.
11/28/1999Senior Awami League leader Mohammed Anwar Sheikh is killed and his wife and daughter-in-law are seriously injured in a militant attack on his house in Kashmir.
6/24/1996Nanchil K. Manoharan, former DMK Finance Minister, expelled from the party.
6/23/1975Prannath Thapar, former Chief of Army, died.
11/12/1954Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979), was born in Madras.
8/1/1970Former Beatle George Harrison led an all-star entourage of rock talent through two sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden tonight, in a benefit for Bangladesh refugees. More than 40,000 attended the concerts, and Harrison hoped to donate $250,000 to the cause. The shows opened with sets of Indian music by sitarist Ravi Shankar, then moved through songs featuring Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, and another ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr. But the evening's most ecstatic ovations were reserved for the unexpected appearance of Bob Dylan.