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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/17/1601 Akbar, after eight month's siege, entered Asirgarh one of the strongest forts in India.
1/17/1771 Govind Patwardhan Mirajkar, first Rao of Peshwai, passed away.
1/17/1833 William Rush, Indian sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), passed away.
1/17/1888 Babu Gulab Rai, famous Hindi essy writer, critic and historian, was born.
1/17/1889 Shri Baldev Ramji Mirdha, great social worker, leader and politician, was born in village Kuchera, district Nagaur of Rajasthan.
1/17/1905 Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar was born at Dahanu near Bombay. He discovered the shortest possible routes to solve mathematical problems. In 1927, he won the wrangler R. P. Paranjpe Mathematical Prize for an Original Piece of work in mathematics. He discovered 'Kaprekar Constant' in 1946. It is the number ""6174"". The constant 6174 is arrived at and this number then generates itself into one set of numbers called ""self numbers"" that is also known by his name. Kaprekar passed away in 1988.
1/17/1908 Akkineni Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, film producer, was born.
1/17/1909 Bejoy Kumar Sinha, journalist and social worker, was born at Kanpur.
1/17/1913 Yadvendra Singh, HH LtG. Maharaja of Patial, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India vs England), was born in Patiala, Punjab.
1/17/1917 Dr. Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran, (M.G.R.), Indian film star, politician and charismatic Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was born at Kandy, Sri Lanka. He was also the founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhaga (AIADMK).
1/17/1922 T. A. Pai, former Central Minister and bank expert, was born.
1/17/1923 Rangey Raghav, famous hindi writer, was born.
1/17/1925 Abdul Hafeez Kardar, cricketer (Pakistan 1st Test captain, previously played for India), was born in Lahore.
1/17/1933 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims), was born.
1/17/1941 Subhashchandra Bose went underground at Calcutta. He appeared in Moscow after sone days.
1/17/1952 The pension work of CDA (Factories), Calcutta and the Defence civilians in ordnance factories was transferred to the office of the CDA (P), Allahabad.
1/17/1981 Central Government offers full statehood to Mizoram.
1/17/1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test vs England.
1/17/1987 Tata Football Academy was opened in Tatanagar.
1/17/1989 Colonel J. K. Bajaj was the first Indian to reach the geographic South Pole.
1/17/1992 Shankar Ramchandra (Mamrao Date), veteran journalist, passed away.
1/17/1993 LTTE commander Sadasivan Krishnakumar alias Kittu was killed in a ship blaze off Madras coast.
1/17/1997 Government rules out granting dual citizenship to NRIs.
1/17/1997 Supreme Court bans all non-forest activities including running of saw mills and mining in forest areas.
1/17/1999 Madhya Pradesh won its maiden Wills Trophy championship, defeating Bengal in the final of the limited overs cricket championship in Calcutta.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/9/1788Gulam Kadir removed the eyes of Shah Alam 2nd, King of Delhi with a knife.
3/18/1924Madhusudhan Ramachandra Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49), was born in Panvel, Maharashtra.
9/18/1879Welthy Housinger Fisher, an American adult educationist in India, was born.
10/30/1947The first Spitfires from the Advanced Flying School at Ambala reached Srinagar and were soon engaged in strafing the raiders beyond Pattan. Within a week, the Tempests of No. 7 Squadron were playing a decisive role in the battle of Shelatang which halted the forward momentum of the insurgents.
3/18/1948Eknath Dhondu Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder), was born in Bombay. He is recipient of Arjun Award (1973).
10/9/1946Jinnah's 9-point demands conveyed to Congress.
5/9/1866Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
4/16/1997Govt. orders foreign and domestic airlines to install air safety systems by the end of 1998. Aircraft with more than 30 seats that do not have Airborne Collision Avoidance System and transponders not to be allowed into Indian airpace from 1/1/99.
3/5/1919M.L. Kapoor, great industrialist, was born at Lahore.
1/27/2000K.R. Narayanan, President, opposes any tinkering with the Constitution.