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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/07/1782 Hyder Ali, warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur.
12/07/1825 First Steam Engine Ship ""Enterprise"" reached Calcutta.
12/07/1856 First Hindu widow married officially.
12/07/1902 Janardhan Gyanoba Navle, cricketer, India's first Test wicket-keeper, was born at Fulgaon, Maharashtra. He played against England at Lord's in 1932.
12/07/1979 First International Children's Films Festival was held in Bombay.
12/07/1979 Ramandeep Singh Gill, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
12/07/1989 Hemananda Biswal sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister.
12/07/1992 Religious riots swept across India in the wake of the destruction of the ancient Babri Masjid mosque by rampaging Hindu fanatics in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya yesterday. More than 800 people had been killed and hundreds injured as Muslim and Hindu mobs stabbed, shooted and beat each other. The violence had thrown the government into chaos and had spilled into the neighboring states of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The army had been called out to restore order in Bombay, where street battles left 41 dead. The stock market had been closed down and Parliament forced to adjourn. Advani quit as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.
12/07/1993 BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.
12/07/1993 Lalthanhwala sworn in CM of Mizoram.
12/07/1995 Indian, UN Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina begin (UNMIBH - Dec 95 To Till Date).
12/07/1995 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2C), third indigenous satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched. This has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. This is still in service. It was launched by Ariane launch vehicle at French Guyana.
12/07/1997 Leander Paes awarded 'The Sportstar' award.
12/07/1998 A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
12/07/1999 Nareshwar Dayal is appointed India's High Commissioner to UK.
12/07/1999 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, rejects the Opposition demand for resignation of three Central Ministers L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Ayodhya case.
12/07/2000 A five-member ULFA group guns down 26 non-Assamese people, mostly Hindi and Bengali-speaking, at Sonpura near Arunachal Pradesh Border in Upper Assam.


Other Historical Dates and Events
03/08/1963Gursharan Singh Narainsingh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90), was born in Amritsar.
04/27/1526Babur Shah was declared as the Emperor of Dehli.
05/12/1997Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan agree to set up joint working groups on a range of issues to be identified by Foreign Secretaries.
02/03/1988INS Chakra was inducted in the Indian Navy when the first Soviet SSN Victor 1 class nuclear propelled submarine and India joined the maritime nuclear powers.
10/18/1927Ramesh Vithaldas Divecha, cricketer (11 wickets for India in early 50's), was born in Bombay.
09/04/1962Kiran Shankar More, great Indian wicket-keeper in 49 Tests 1986-93, was born in Baroda.
07/18/1997Fifth Pay Commission report approved by Central Govt.
08/10/1930In the 'Gandhi Cap Case' in Guntur, the magistrate prohibits wearing of Gandhi caps within a five-mile radius of the town.
12/13/1999The Railways announces concessions for senior citizens, students upto Class X and the poor.
10/01/1993The IAF joined in peace keeping duties in Somalia as part of the Indian contingent supporting UN operations.