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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/23/1903 Chandra Shekhar Azad was born Today in 1903
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23rd, 1856
7/23/1856 Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher - Shar Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It is said that he won the crown but not the empire.
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped lay the foundation for India's independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
7/23/1898 Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, well known Bangla novelist, was born.
7/23/1904 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.
7/23/1906 Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.
7/23/1912 Kilachand Ambalal, great industrialist, was born.
7/23/1918 Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
7/23/1923 Navinchandra Chimanlal Pandya, great educationist, was born at Prantij, Ahmedabad.
7/23/1927 Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.
7/23/1933 Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
7/23/1956 India celebrates the birth centenary of Bal Gangadhar ""Lokmanya"" Tilak.
7/23/1964 Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
7/23/1976 Hari Chand at Montreal sets record for 10,000m in 28.48.72.
7/23/1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), died.
7/23/1990 Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev sign joint declaration committing their countries to building a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.
7/23/1991 Premdatt Paliwal, president of All India Forward Block, died.
7/23/1993 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was aunched by European Ariane launch vehicle.
7/23/1996 India's admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.
7/23/1996 R. Bhattacharji was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He is heading this office till date.
7/23/1997 India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
7/23/2000 Ram Jethmalani, Union Law Minister, quits the Cabinet after the Prime Minister shows him the door following the outbursts against the Chief Justice of India, Dr. A. S. Anand.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/30/1785Sir Charles Metkaff, governor general of East India Company, was born.
9/21/1994Ramkrishna Bajaj, freedom fighter and veteran industrialist, passed away.
10/12/1997India Seniors lift Challenger Trophy cricket title.
9/3/1906Prithviraj Kapoor, veteran film actor, was born in Peshawar. His first film was 'Challenge' (1929). He is the founder of Prithvi Theatre in Bombay. He is remembered for his immortal role of Akbar is film 'Mugul-E-Azam'.
8/3/1890Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, was born at Varanasi.
10/15/1932First Indian commercial airliner service 'Tata Sons Ltd' started. (Tata Airlines)
8/18/1700Bajirao I, the second peshwa, was born.
9/21/1994Outbreak of pneumonic plague in Surat, Gujarat.
5/12/1949S Vijaya Laxmi Pandit, first woman foreign ambassador, was received in US.
12/25/1997India-Sri Lanka one-day cricket match at Indore abandoned after three overs owing to a bad state of the pitch, which was a rare occurance.