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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Shahjahan, great mughal emperor of India, was born at Lahore.
1/15/1656 Chhatrapati Shivaji conquered Javali state.
1/15/1784 Sir William Jones, Judge and linguist, and Sir Warren Hastings established the Asiatic Society of Bengal at Calcutta. This was the first scholastic institution.
1/15/1887 Shri Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdary, freedom fighter and a great native poet, was born in village Angaluru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
1/15/1888 Saifuddin Kitchlew, freedom fighter and President of the Punjab, was born at Amritsar.
1/15/1898 Nanasaheb Ramji Tawde, educationist and scientist, was born at Taluq Malvan, Maharashtra.
1/15/1899 Musaffir, Giani Gurmukh Singh, writer and politician, was born at Udhwal (Pakistan).
1/15/1918 K.C.D. Brahaspati, great poet, playwright and orientalist, was born at Rampur, UP.
1/15/1919 Ahmed Mohammad Mamsa, cricket Test Umpire for 6 tests from 1963-73, was born at Mumbai.
1/15/1921 Babasaheb Anantrao Bhosle, eighth Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
1/15/1929 Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights leader of the United States of America, freedom fighter and Nobel Prize awardee, was born at America.
1/15/1934 Nearly 20,000 lives were claimed in a tremendous earthquake measured 8.4 on the Ricther Scale, in Bihar and parts of Nepal. Munger City was completely destroyed.
1/15/1947 Pritish Nandi, famous journalist, was born. Abul Kalam Azad became Minister of Education in the Government of India.
1/15/1948 Gandhiji hails Indian Cabinet's decision to release Pakistan dues of Rs. 550 million. Fast continues for establishment of communal peace.
1/15/1949 General K. N. Kariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief. He was the first Indian to reach to this post in Indian Army. In 1956, he was designated as Chief of the Army Staff - General, later Field Marshal. This event is commemoratively observed as Army Day.
1/15/1956 Erach Jahangir Sorabji Taraporewala, famous Indian language expert, passed away.
1/15/1958 Tamil becomes the official language of Madras.
1/15/1965 Food Corporation of India inaugurated in Madras.
1/15/1966 The Indian Air Force achieved equal status with the Army and possessed in excess of 70,000 personnel and was nearing its 45-squadron goal. Its composition in the autumn of 1968 included 23 fighter category squadrons, three tactical bomber squadrons, a maritime patrol squadron (with ex-Air India L. 1049G Super Constellations), 11 transport squadrons, four AOP squadrons, a number of helicopter units and a few SAM squadrons.
1/15/1971 Dinanath Damodar Dalal, great artist, passed away.
1/15/1973 Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
1/15/1977 Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui, modern Urdu writer, passed away.
1/15/1988 Kiran More stumps five West Indian batsman at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras thus creating a world Test record.
1/15/1988 Narendra Hirwani makes a world record by capturing 16 West Indies wickets on Test debut at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras.
1/15/1993 PM asks for judicial probe into Bombay riots, sanctions Rs. 1 crore aid for victims.
1/15/1996 Restoration of the original name of the city as ""Mumbai"" for Bombay Vide Maharashtra Act No, XXV of 1996.
1/15/1996 Victoria Terminus (VT) station in Mumbai renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus by the Centre.
1/15/1997 Pakistan's pilotless surveillance aircraft intrudes into Indian air space for the first time.
1/15/1998 Binda Prasad Kashyap, 73, CPI leader, passed away in Nagpur.
1/15/1998 Gulzari Lal Nanda, Gandhian freedom fighter and twice acting Prime Minister in 1964 and 1966, died in Ahmedabad at the age of 100 years.
1/15/1999 Mi. Pa. Somasundaram (79), writer, poet, litterateur and associate of Rajaji, died in Chennai.
1/15/2000 Baba Amte, social artist, receives Gandhi Peace Prize 1999, from the President K. R. Narayanan.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/15/2000Akbar responded with alacrity and arrived at Ahmadabad and made adequate arrangements for its administration.
1/8/2000The Government reconstitutes the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts and Trust and retains Mrs. Sonia Gandhi as a trustee along with Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prof. Yashpal and Dr. Abid Hussain.
10/6/1999Sonia Gandhi, Congress(I) president, won the Bellary Lok Sabha seat defeating her BJP rival Sushma Swaraj by a margin of 56,100 votes.
3/10/1998A. B. Vajpayee agrees to form a government with 252 members including the BJP and it's allies.
1/27/1995K.V. Krishna Rao, J&K Governor, gets another term.
3/8/1864Hari Narayan Apte, a well known Marathi writer who popularised social and historical themes in his novels, was born. He presided over the 8th Marathi Sahitya Sammelen in 1912.
1/11/1966Lal Bahadur Shastri was posthumously awarded the ""Bharat Ratna"".
5/7/1985Adoor Gopalakrishnan adjudged Best Director (Mukhamukham) in national film awards.
12/6/1857Raja Nahar Singh arrested by the Showers to kept him first in Motia Mahal and then at Metcalfe House, Delhi.
3/3/1952The Indian National Congress secured absolute majority in the Lok Sabha in the General elections.