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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/9/1746 French sailor's fleet reached at the bank of Pondichery in India.
7/9/1755 E Braddock, British General, was mortally wounded during French & Indian War.
7/9/1873 Henry Albert John Gidney, greatest leader and politician, was born in Igatpuri, Maharashtra.
7/9/1875 The Bombay Stock Exchange, the first in India, was constructed under the shade of a large banyan tree.
7/9/1938 Sanjeev Kumar, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
7/9/1951 India's first Five Year Plan prepared and published. There was the first amendment to the Constitution and the first general elections were held.
7/9/1969 India accepted 'Royal Bengal Tiger' as its National Animal, as recommended by the Indian Wild life Board. This Tiger is also known as the majestic tiger - panthere tigris (Linnaeus).
7/9/1969 Sagi Lakshmi Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer), was born in Hyderabad.
7/9/1979 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer, 2 Tests for India as WK and 1 catch, passed away.
7/9/1992 The government agrees to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the security scam.
7/9/1993 Passport fees raised from Rs. 60 to Rs.300.
7/9/1994 Surendranath, Governor of Punjab, died.
7/9/1995 17 Indian mountaineers peaked Jogambha in the Garhwal Himalayas.
7/9/1996 A Delhi court summoned former Prime Minister Narsimha Rao to face trial as an accused in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case in which godman Chandraswami was already facing trial.
7/9/1999 Ashok Mitra (82), noted writer, academician and former bureaucrat, died in Calcutta.
7/9/2000 India clinches the inaugural Asian Cricket Council under-15 championship in Kuala Lumpur.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/15/1994India signed `GAT' agreement.
10/9/1970Production of Uranium 233 started at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Bombay.
4/4/1999India routed China 5-0 in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I second round play-off in Calcutta.
6/13/196660 people were killed in a collision between two suburban trains of Bombay.
2/1/1986Pope John Paul II arrives in New Delhi for a 10-day visit.
5/8/1901British commission claims famine has taken 1.25 million lives since 1899; blames over population.
1/9/1664Shivaji started Surat campaign and left the city after plundering the place.
11/2/1990Many die in firing in Ayodhya as Karsevaks storm the Ram Janma Bhumi/Babri Masjid structure. Curfew in many areas in north and west India to prevent communal violence. Several people die in violence.
12/24/1993Khanprabha Bhaduri, famous Bengali poet and writer, died.
4/6/1906Kaveri Bhaskar Karve, teacher and author, was born at Harnai, Ratnagiri, .