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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/28/1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
1/28/1853 Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.
1/28/1865 Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
1/28/1877 Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
1/28/1894 Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.
1/28/1895 Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.
1/28/1898 Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
1/28/1900 General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).
1/28/1902 Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.
1/28/1911 The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
1/28/1925 Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
1/28/1933 India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.
1/28/1937 Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.
1/28/1950 Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
1/28/1951 Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
1/28/1961 Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
1/28/1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.
1/28/1984 Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.
1/28/1984 Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.
1/28/1992 Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.
1/28/1996 Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.
1/28/1998 All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.
1/28/1999 Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
1/28/2000 Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/20/1920Censor Board, after examining the film 'Ahilya Uddhar' on October 20, started mentioning the number of reels as well as the length in feet on the Censor Certificate. The film had already been released earlier on August 23, 1919.
9/21/1994Ramkrishna Bajaj, freedom fighter and veteran industrialist, passed away.
8/23/1995First ever cellular phone service begins in Calcutta.
2/24/1950G.J.M.Gazdar, computational linguist, was born.
7/20/1990GOI notifies restrictions on liberal import policy announced earlier. The restrictions will cut the import bill by about Rs. 1000 crore.
1/19/1963Kuladhor Chaliha, one of the pioneer Congress leaders of Assam, passed away.
5/8/1933Gandhi starts hunger strike to protest the British repression of untouchables.
2/1/1901Six language penel were started on the Rs. five dinomination. These notes were single sided and the back side could be used for accounting purposes. The six languages were Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Kaithi, Kannada and Tamil. The paper used for printing was white hand made and moulded.
5/25/1995Voting on the Criminal Law Bill differed again in Rajya Sabha.
6/9/1986ICMR set up a network of Reference/Surveillance Centres for AIDS in almost all states of India.