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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Babur came to India , and conquered it through Sindh in his fifth attempt.
11/17/1835 James Todd, researcher and writer of Rajput history, passed away.
11/17/1857 Sir Colin Campbell, British Army Officer, managed to supress Indian Mutiny sepoys at Lucknow.
11/17/1915 Vishnu Gopal Pingle was hanged for revolting against the Indian Army in Talegaon prison of Pune.
11/17/1921 Princes of Wales came to India.
11/17/1925 Jemini Ganesh, film actor, was born.
11/17/1928 Lala Lajpat Rai died in Lahore after being seriously wounded in the barbarous lathi charge of 30th October. He is referred as the ""Lion of Punjab"" or ""Punjab Kesari"" and is remembered as freedom fighter, nationalist, educationist, lawyer, thinker, writer, social reformer, orator and a passionate fighter for the revival of the ancient Indian culture and
11/17/1932 The Third Round Table Conference began in London. It was not attended by the Congress as the real Indian participation in the making of the constitution was negligible. Since Gandhi was in prison because of his civil disobedience movement he could not attend it either. This conference ended on 24th November 1932 without achieving anything.
11/17/1935 Deodhar Gopal Krishna, great social worker and architect of ""Seva Sadan"" (Pune), passed away.
11/17/1947 Rajendra Prasad elected the President of Indian National Congress.
11/17/1948 Despite the scepticism on the part of the US and British advisers concerning the feasibility of the scheme, the first half-dozen HAL-reconditioned B-24s were ready by November 1948 and, on the 17th of that month, No. 5 Squadron was formed with these heavy bombers.
11/17/1953 Sadanand Swaminathan, famous journalist, passed away.
11/17/1966 India's beauty queen Rita Faria was crowned as 'Miss World' in World Beauty contest held in London. She was a medical student.
11/17/1973 Mother Pondicherry, greatest teacher and religious leader, died.
11/17/1986 SAARC Summit at Bangalore decides to set up permanent secretariat at Kathmandu; India elected new Chairman.
11/17/1991 Narasimha Rao, PM, wins by-election in Nandyal with a record margin of 5,80,297 votes.
11/17/1991 Sharad Pawar wins in Baramati.
11/17/1994 North Eastern Council decides to include Sikkim in the Council.
11/17/1994 Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Punjabi poet, wins Saraswati Samman.
11/17/1999 41 more ministers are inducted into the Ram Prakash Gupta Ministry in Uttar Pradesh taking the strength of the ministry to 91.
11/17/1999 India beats New Zealand by seven wickets to win the one-day cricket series in New Delhi. Saurav Ganguly adjudged the 'man of the match' and 'man of the series'.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/7/1965U.S. suspends military aid to India and Pakistan.
3/3/1982Firaq Gorakhpuri ""Raghupati Sahay"", great writer, nationalist and who revolutionised Urdu poetry, died.
9/30/1996PVN Rao, who was to appear in court in the Pathak cheating case, gets a reprieve
7/29/1904Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata, president of Tata industrial group, was born in Paris, France. He was the first pilot of India to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
2/2/1788Pitt's Regulatory Act was was introduced to modify the Indian Administration and put further controls on Government of India after the 1784 Bill.
6/1/1890Sri Seeripi Anjaneyulu, journalist, social reformer and educationist, was born at Dharmavaram, Anantapur.
11/10/1968Tukdoji Maharaj, modern social reformer, saint and poet, died in his ashram at Mozri in district Amravati.
7/13/1997A mob, allegedly of Shiv Sainiks, attacks and ransacks official residences of Congress leaders Chagan Bhujbal and Madhukar Pichad (Assembly).
11/15/1989Test debut of Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Yunus at Karachi.
10/21/1999B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.