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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
05/21/1835 Biharilal Chakravorty, Bengali poet, was born.
05/21/1855 Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
05/21/1923 Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
05/21/1927 Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
05/21/1930 A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
05/21/1935 Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
05/21/1966 General Election (11th) of India ends.
05/21/1973 Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
05/21/1975 The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
05/21/1984 Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
05/21/1990 PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
05/21/1990 Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
05/21/1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
05/21/1992 Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
05/21/1994 JKLF leader Mohammed Yasim Malik agrees to eschew violence provided the Centre guarantees a dialogue without pre-conditions.
05/21/1994 Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
05/21/1994 The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
05/21/1996 General Election (11th) of India ended.
05/21/1996 M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
05/21/1998 India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.
05/21/1999 A powerful bomb explodes and another is defused on the road leading to the Imphal airport minutes before the Prime Minister landed to commence his two-day visit to the State.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/07/1825First Steam Engine Ship ""Enterprise"" reached Calcutta.
11/19/19829th Asian Games started in Delhi.
10/31/1875Vallabhbhai Zaverbhai Patel, 'Iron man of India', was born at Nadiad, Gujarat. He was also the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. His father had served in the army of the Rani of Jhansi against Britishers.
01/14/1641United East Indian Company conquers city of Malakka, 7,000 killed.
04/21/1998The services of 12 non-railway chairmen of Railway Recruitment Boards are terminated.
02/11/1997India and Russia agree on a package of trade and economic cooperation measures, following Foreign Minister I K Gujral's discussions in Moscow.
11/10/1938Mustafa Kemal Ataturk passed away at Istanbul.
12/25/1972Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, great revolutionary freedom fighter, social worker, eminent litterateur, first Indian Governor General and the founder President of Swatantra Party, passed away.
01/19/1995Prof. Armaity Desai, eminent Sociologist, appointed the new UGC Chairperson.
05/02/1992President J.B.Patnaik, former Orissa CM and PCC (I), arrested on corruption charges.