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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/07/1782 Hyder Ali, warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur.
12/07/1825 First Steam Engine Ship ""Enterprise"" reached Calcutta.
12/07/1856 First Hindu widow married officially.
12/07/1902 Janardhan Gyanoba Navle, cricketer, India's first Test wicket-keeper, was born at Fulgaon, Maharashtra. He played against England at Lord's in 1932.
12/07/1979 First International Children's Films Festival was held in Bombay.
12/07/1979 Ramandeep Singh Gill, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.
12/07/1989 Hemananda Biswal sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister.
12/07/1992 Religious riots swept across India in the wake of the destruction of the ancient Babri Masjid mosque by rampaging Hindu fanatics in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya yesterday. More than 800 people had been killed and hundreds injured as Muslim and Hindu mobs stabbed, shooted and beat each other. The violence had thrown the government into chaos and had spilled into the neighboring states of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The army had been called out to restore order in Bombay, where street battles left 41 dead. The stock market had been closed down and Parliament forced to adjourn. Advani quit as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.
12/07/1993 BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.
12/07/1993 Lalthanhwala sworn in CM of Mizoram.
12/07/1995 Indian, UN Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina begin (UNMIBH - Dec 95 To Till Date).
12/07/1995 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2C), third indigenous satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched. This has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. This is still in service. It was launched by Ariane launch vehicle at French Guyana.
12/07/1997 Leander Paes awarded 'The Sportstar' award.
12/07/1998 A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
12/07/1999 Nareshwar Dayal is appointed India's High Commissioner to UK.
12/07/1999 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, rejects the Opposition demand for resignation of three Central Ministers L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Ayodhya case.
12/07/2000 A five-member ULFA group guns down 26 non-Assamese people, mostly Hindi and Bengali-speaking, at Sonpura near Arunachal Pradesh Border in Upper Assam.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/20/2000J&K accepts the report of the State Autonomy committee tabled in the Assembly last year.
11/08/1991K.P.S. Gill reappointed DGP in Punjab.
11/08/1661Guru Har Rai passed away. Second son Har Kishan became the eighth Sikh Guru age of 5 years 4 Months. He passed away at the age of 7 years 9 Months.
02/01/1901Six language penel were started on the Rs. five dinomination. These notes were single sided and the back side could be used for accounting purposes. The six languages were Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Kaithi, Kannada and Tamil. The paper used for printing was white hand made and moulded.
07/31/1952Bela Mitra, commander of ""Nari Vahini"" and activist of ""Azad Hind Fauj"", passed away. She also worked as partition refugee.
09/24/1994At least 100 people die after an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the western city of Surat.
07/08/199733 persons killed and 67 injured as blast rips through part of Ambala-bound train at Lehra Khana station in Bhatinda district, Punjab.
08/15/1990GOI declares Prophet Mohammed's birthday a national holiday.
03/20/1602United East India Company of the Netherlands i.e. Dutch East India Company was chartered by States-General of Holland. During its 96-year history, it became one of the world's most powerful companies.
03/01/1905Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hire was born.