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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Vasco De Gama departed with his fleet from Lisbon Harbour for a trip to India .
7/8/1888 Fenardish Jyoki Antoniu, Konkani author and journalist, was born.
7/8/1907 Elphinstone Picture Palace was started by Jamshedji F. Madan at Calcutta.
7/8/1914 Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal, was born.
7/8/1918 Montagu - Chelmsford Report was published. This report was prepared to reform the legislature of India. This report was made by Edwin Montagu who was the Secretary of States for India and Lord Chelmsford, who was the Viceroy.
7/8/1928 Eighteen died when an East Indian Railroad train was derailed after saboteurs removed part of the tracks.
7/8/1930 The King opens India House in the Aldwych, appealing for peace in India at London.
7/8/1954 Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated world's longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam canal at Punjab.
7/8/1958 Lord Canning declared that since peace was established, it is better known as end of Indian Mutiny, 1857.
7/8/1971 Krishnarao Arkgudun, versatile Kannad author, died.
7/8/1972 Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), was born in Calcutta.
7/8/1985 Sri Lanka Peace talks open in Thimphu.
7/8/1988 More than 100 people were killed and several injured as Bangalore-Trivandrum Island Express fell into Ashtamudi lake at Perumon in Quilon district of Kerala.
7/8/1991 25 tonnes of gold moved to London from India to raise $ 200 million loan.
7/8/1991 L.K. Advani recognised as the leader of the Opposition of BJP in the 10th Lok Sabha.
7/8/1996 T.N. Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner, wins Magsaysay award.
7/8/1996 Mathematical Olympiad was held in Mumbai - the first time in India (from 08-17, 1996).
7/8/1996 Suspended Dy. Municipal Commisioner Khairnar to be removed by Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
7/8/1996 Tamil Nadu Govt. moves SC for fresh directions to Karnataka govt. for release of 15 tmc. ft. of water.
7/8/1996 U.N. says India is leading in HIV infections.
7/8/1997 33 persons killed and 67 injured as blast rips through part of Ambala-bound train at Lehra Khana station in Bhatinda district, Punjab.
7/8/1999 The bodies of 12 soldiers, who martyred in Kargil battle, were brought to New Delhi. So far 321 soldiers were killed and 476 wounded in operation Vijay.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/11/1990Naresh Chandra was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1992
3/29/1914Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram came in India.
1/16/1997Dr. Datta Samant, Trade Union leader, shot dead in Mumbai.
1/27/1901Tarkatirtha Laxmanshastri Joshi, the great thinker, master of Sanskrit and editor of Marathi Vishwakosh, was born.
9/23/1862Sriniwas Shastri, great patriot and veteran politician, was born.
1/1/1879Edward M Forster, English novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), was born.
4/11/1942All-India Congress party rejects British offer of dominion status at New Delhi.
9/25/1999Eighth SAF Games inaugurated in Kathmandu.
3/18/1922Mohandas K. Gandhi ""Mahatma,"" the great spirit, sentenced by British authorities to six years in prison for sedition at Sabarmati. Gandhi was sentenced just eight days after he was arrested. The British acted hastily after government officials in London and India were criticized for not arresting him sooner. In London, the Secretary of State for India was forced to resign because of the controversy over Gandhi. In India, the arrests of Gandhi and other Indian nationalists had only increased sympathy for their cause.
12/6/1907Revolutionaries looted Chingaripota station.