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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
2/23/1768 Nizam accepted British supremacy and Smith Col. signed peace treaty with the Nizam.
2/23/1792 The Third Mysore War ended in Tipu Sultan's signing of Peace Treaty dictated by Lord Cornwallis & surrendering his two sons, Abdul Khaliq & Maiz - Uddin. This is known as Treaty of Seringapatam.
2/23/1843 Narendranath Sen, famous journalist, was born.
2/23/1876 Saint Gadgebaba, great modern saint of Maharashtra, was born.
2/23/1908 Maharaj Kumar Raghubir Sinh, famous Hindi writer and historian, was born.
2/23/1932 The N. W. Frontier province is created.
2/23/1946 Some 300,000 Indians joined in anti-British demonstrations today in the wake of yesterday's violent riots in the city of Bombay. Indian Navy rebels. A day of terror and rebellion saw Indian Navy members turn against their British officers firing machine guns.
2/23/1952 Employees Provident Fund Bill and Miscellaneous Provision Act passed in the Lok Sabha.
2/23/1962 Union government sets up an Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed by the Department of Atomic Energy and work on Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) started.
2/23/1962 The Cholera Research Centre was established at Calcutta (renamed as the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases in 1979).
2/23/1969 Madhubala, famous Hindi film actress, passed away.
2/23/1980 Prakash Padukone becomes the first Indian to win All-England Badminton Championship.
2/23/1990 5-member Ministry headed by R. K. Ranbir Singh in Manipur elected.
2/23/1993 Jnanpith Award was given to Sitakant Mahapatra (Oriya).
2/23/1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England.
2/23/1993 Noted Hindi poet Naresh Mehta wins Gyanpith Award.
2/23/1993 Pre-budget Economic Survey proposes closure of sick PSE and rationalisation of tax and interests rates.
2/23/1994 India rebuts Pak charges on Kashmir in the 53-nation UN Commission on Human Rights.
2/23/1996 North-Eastern Development Finance Corporation inaugurated.
2/23/1997 176 people dead and 500 injured in a major fire at a religious congregation in Baripada, Orissa.
2/23/1997 Successful test firing of the 250-km version of the Prithvi missile.
2/23/1997 Justice J. S. Verma appointed Chief Justice of India.
2/23/1998 Raman Lamba, former Indian Test cricketer, passed away in Dhaka, three days after being hit on the head while close-in fielding.
2/23/1998 BJP leader Ranjit Yadav was shot dead in Sahibganj district.
2/23/1998 Ramdeo Singh, freedom fighter, is shot dead at Salaunchak village in Bihar.
2/23/1998 The Samajwadi Party candidate for the Motihari Lok Sabha seat, Mr. Devendra Nath Dubey, is shot dead at Baniarpur in Patna.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/23/1998Firuz Shah Bahmani died.
9/8/1910Saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj died.
1/2/1930Mazharul Haque, greatest social worker, politician, nationalist, poet, journalist and writer, died.
5/13/1962Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) retired from the post of first President.
2/24/1880Satyanarayan, great poet of Kannada language, was born.
10/19/1954Nehru and Mao meet in Peking.
11/29/1869Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkar Bappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, was born at Bhavnagar, Saurashtra.
3/25/1989India's first super-computer X-MP-14 of US make was dedicated to the nation.
9/4/1980Second Commonwealth Regional Heads of Government Conference in New Delhi.
5/17/1980V. S. Kumar Anandan sets record of balancing on one foot for continuous 33 hrs.