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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/17/1799 Parshuram Bhau Patwardhan, an able leader and diplomat of Madhavrao Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
9/17/1864 Anagrik Dharmapal, religious reformer, was born.
9/17/1876 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born in Debanandpur village.
9/17/1879 E.V. Ramaswami Naicker, prominent leader of Dravid movement and social reformer, was born at Erode in Tamil Nadu.
9/17/1885 Keshav Sitaram Thakrey, journalist, social reformer and historian, was born.
9/17/1892 Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar, social reformer, revolutionary and poet, was born in Shillong.
9/17/1899 First British troops leave Bombay for South Africa.
9/17/1924 Popati Ramchand Hiranandani, famous Hindi writer, was born at Hyderabad in Sind.
9/17/1929 La Fontaine, Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM and AVSM, VM, was born in Madras.
9/17/1934 Gandhiji announced his decision to retire from politics from October one to engage himself in the development of village industries, Harijan service and education through basic crafts.
9/17/1937 Sitakant Mahapatra, 1933 Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Orria poet, was born.
9/17/1938 Dilip Purushottam Chitre, famous Marathi poet, story writer, critic and Sahitya Academy awardee, was born.
9/17/1948 The Nizam of Hyderabad, in a broadcast, announced ceasefire to his troops and accession into Indian Union, which was settled earlier to the announcement.
9/17/1950 Govt. grants diplomatic recognition to Israel.
9/17/1954 India outlaws bigamy.
9/17/1956 Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC ) established.
9/17/1960 Agreement reached with Pakistan on the distribution of the River Indus and its tributaries.
9/17/1997 Advance railway reservation period extended from 30 to 60 days w.e.f. February 01, 1998.
9/17/1997 Kalpakkam Mini Reactor (KAMINI), the only U-233 fuelled operating reactor in the world, attains maximum capacity of 30 KW.
9/17/1998 Rabri Devi, Chief Minister of Bihar, expands the Cabinet, inducting nine ministers, even as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Soren) group formally withdraws support to her ministry.
9/17/1999 India and the United States begin high level consultations to find ways on countering terrorism.
9/17/1999 Narayan Desai, Ajoy Kumar Basu and Saraswathi Gora are named for Jamnalal Bajaj awards.


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/21/1955Avadi session of the Indian National Congress adopts a socialistic pattern of society for India.
4/7/1986Charles Sobhraj and his associate David Hall were nabbed at Mapusa in Goa.
11/16/1999Suraj Bhan, Bihar Governor, dismisses the Horticulture and Weights and Measurements Minister Samrat Chaudhary in the Rabri Devi cabinet for being 'underaged'.
3/28/1991Chautala asked by Governor to prove his majority on the floor of the house.
1/30/1903Lord Curzon opened the Imperial Library in in Metcalfe Hall at Calcutta.
3/25/1983Chalpati Rao, great journalist, passed away.
12/6/1990VHP-sponsored 'karseva' in Ayodhya passes off peacefully.
5/29/1993Ramesh More, Shiv Sena MLA, was murdered.
2/4/1992National Renewal Fund for industries set up.
1/15/1898Nanasaheb Ramji Tawde, educationist and scientist, was born at Taluq Malvan, Maharashtra.