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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Surdas (1483-1563), blind Hindi bard and singer of Agra whose hymns to Krishna are compiled in the 'Sursagar', was born in Sihi village near Delhi.
12/9/1658 Dutch troops occupy harbour city Quilon (Coilan), India.
12/9/1825 Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy Mutiny, was born.
12/9/1873 Lord Northbrook, Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation stone of the building.
12/9/1942 Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, doctor of international fame, died at Kokun village, China.
12/9/1946 The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
12/9/1947 India's agreement with Pakistan on outstanding issues like assets, liabilities, division of sterling balance and military stores, etc. signed.
12/9/1977 Ravishankar Mahashankar Rawal, famous painter, passed away.
12/9/1989 Shyama Charan Shukla sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
12/9/1992 More than 700 die in clashes in Ayodhya; BJP bandh partial.
12/9/1993 Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
12/9/1994 Gorprasad Ghosh, famous Orriya film actor, director and producer, passed away.
12/9/1997 Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth (95), doyen of Kannada literature and Jnanpith Award winner, died in Manipal.
12/9/1999 BJP expels former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
12/9/1999 Several MPs in the Lok Sabha demand resignation of the CBI chief in the Priyadarshini Matto murder case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/24/1997Congress(I) splits in Bihar with Dr. Jagannath Mishra and Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav floating iits regional outfit, ""Bihar Jan Congress
10/29/1958Dhondo Keshav Karve, first social and educational reformer of Maharashtra, honoured by Bharat Ratna Award.
4/7/1929England's Imperial Airways had extended its flight to London-Karachi instead of London-Kahira. It was the first commercial air service in undivided India.
1/14/1982First Antarctic Expedition on December 1981-Jan 1982; group of 21 Indian scientists team led by S. Z. Qasim reached Antarctica successfully.
1/14/1982Mahmud Gawan was appointed as Prime Minister, an office which he held till his execution.
3/26/1992Accord with Bangladesh on Tin Bigha.
1/2/1994India and Pakistan resume talks after a gap of 16 months.
1/11/1996Canadian PM Jean Chretien visits New Delhi.
7/17/1992Lok Sabha rejects no-trust motion.
9/7/1996First phase of J & K Assembly elections.