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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
5/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
5/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
5/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
5/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
5/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
5/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
5/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
5/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
5/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
5/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
5/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
5/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
5/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
5/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
5/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
5/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
5/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
5/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
5/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
5/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/4/2000Kashmir has been the cause of tensions between India and Pakistan and foreign interference should be stopped,'' said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the joint session of both the Houses of Parliament.
9/21/1995Rumors that statues of the Hindu god Ganesh were drinking milk spread in New Delhi.
8/25/1990GOI announces formation of National Security Council headed by the Prime Minister.
4/18/1904Ramnath Goenka, president and founder of Indian Express Group, was born.
2/15/1869Mirza ""Galib"" Asad Ullah Beg Khan, famous Urdu poet and writer, passed away.
7/5/1916Indian Women's University was established at Hingne near Poona by Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve with just four students. After 1920, it was renamed as Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Indian Women's University.
4/30/1947The entire nation is stirred by religious strife.
5/23/1805Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India, issued a permanent provision for the Delhi Mughal Emperor.
3/5/1995Jalal Aga, famous comedian and character artist, passed away.
4/13/1988Mother Teresa asks Margret Thatcher for help to set up a hostel for London's elderly homeless in UK.