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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/19/1796 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds.
05/19/1904 Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, passed away at Nauheim, Hesse-Nassau, France. He commenced cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
05/19/1908 Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story-writer, was born.
05/19/1911 K.N. Vaswani, educationist and Journalist, was born at Hyderabad, Sind.
05/19/1913 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, was born.
05/19/1951 Sukhdev Bihari Mishra of Mishra Brothers, first historian of Hindi litterateur, passed away.
05/19/1953 State to control production and distribution of minerals involved in atomic energy development.
05/19/1954 The Govt. of India constituted a National Film Board.
05/19/1956 The Indian govt. bans six U.S. and two British films for presenting a 'disparaging' impression of life in Africa, including 'African Queen' and 'Mogambo' at New Delhi.
05/19/1969 Cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh claiming 608 lives and rendering 20,000 homeless.
05/19/1971 Indian Navy's first submarine station started at 'Veer Bahu' in Visakhapatanam.
05/19/1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party run over by a train, killing 66 in truck, at 40 miles south of Pune.
05/19/1979 Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
05/19/1980 Dr. Ramashankar Shukla 'Rasal', famous writer, passed away.
05/19/1980 T. N. Raina, former General of India, passed away.
05/19/1982 Elections for Assemblies held in West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
05/19/1990 S. R. Bommai unanimously elected President of JD.
05/19/1991 About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
05/19/1992 Arjuna award for Tennis star Leander Paes and Hockey champion Jagbir Singh.
05/19/1993 Government decides to merge Vayudut with Indian Airlines.
05/19/1993 S. W. Sohoni, 4 Tests for India, 83 runs @ 16.6, 2 wkts @ 101, passed away.
05/19/2000 A `civil coup' in Fiji ousts the first ethnic Indian Prime Minister Mahendra Pal Choudhary. President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara proclaims a state of emergency.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/24/1996Naresh Chandra appointed India's ambassador to USA.
11/02/1956Express Train plunged down the Marudaiyar river embarkment killng 143 persons.
09/14/1820Agri-Horticultural Garden of Calcutta started functioning.
11/03/1999Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, well-known agricultural scientist, is selected for the UNESCO Gandhi gold medal.
05/16/1975Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
07/05/2000The Prime Minister rules out restoring pre-1953 status to Jammu and Kashmir.
07/29/1984Troops were sent to Hyderabad to quell communal riots.
02/21/1672A French squadron under De la Haye encountered a fleet of the Dutch, who were in hostility with the French, near Cape Comorin.
05/01/1983V. N. Swamy, pace bowler without distinction in one Test for India, passed away.
01/05/1671Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured the 'Salher' fort from Mughals.