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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/08/1785 Warren Hastings, British Viceroy, left  India.
02/08/1872 Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India, was assassinated by prisoner Sher Ali during his visit to Andaman Islands.
02/08/1881 Faiyaj Khan, famous Indian classical singer, was born.
02/08/1897 Dr. Zakir Hussain, third President of India and Educationist, was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
02/08/1907 Madhavravji Golwalkar, sarsanghchalak of 'Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh' (RSS), was born.
02/08/1912 Girishchandra Ghosh, famous Bengali actor and dramatist, passed away.
02/08/1921 Chamber prince of a Royal Proclamation was inaugurated.
02/08/1936 Jawaharlal Nehru elected president of Indian National Congress.
02/08/1936 Manohar Shankar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India vs West Indies in 1958-59), was born in Baroda.
02/08/1943 Subhashchandra Bose started his journey to Japan from Kiel along with his secretary Major Abid Hassan in a submarine.
02/08/1948 Indian govt. bans Muslim groups 'Khaksars' and 'League National Guard'.
02/08/1959 The Report of the Committee of Parliament constituted under Article 344 (4) of the constitution was submitted to the President.
02/08/1967 Indira Gandhi was hit in face by a stone while addressing crowd.
02/08/1971 Indira Congress wins the mid-term elections for Lok Sabha. Indira Gandhi becomes PM.
02/08/1971 Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Munshi, writer, administrator, leader and founder of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, died.
02/08/1985 P. K. Kaul was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 22-08-1986.
02/08/1986 Sister Alphonsa was beatified by his Holiness Pope John-ll at Kottayam. She was the first woman from India to be raised to this honour. (19-7-96).
02/08/1986 For the first time in the country, pre-paid taxi sevice scheme was established at New Delhi airport.
02/08/1989 Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, PM of Norway, was awarded 1988 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
02/08/1993 India and Spain sign four agreements as the Spanish PM, Felipe Gonzalez, began a two-day visit to New Delhi.
02/08/1994 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432.
02/08/1994 Gopalrao Deuskar, internationally famed painter, passed away.
02/08/1995 Mulayam Singh wins the crucial vote of strength.
02/08/1999 Gen. K. Sundarji (69), former Chief of Army Staff, died in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
04/11/1887Jamini Roy, famous artist, was born.
04/01/1936Orissa state was formed as a province of British India separating from Bihar.
10/06/1974Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, great freedom fighter, barrister, leader, politician, nationalist and member of the Lok Sabha, passed away. He resigned as the defence minister soon after the Chinese aggression.
05/03/1998Kushabhau Thakre takes over as the new BJP President.
02/11/1979Cellular Jail, which is situated at Andaman Nikobar Islands, was declared as a National Memorial.
08/13/1954Nehru says dispute over Portuguese colonies in India must be settled peacefully.
08/30/1645Indians and Dutch sign the peace treaty.
01/12/1955Pandit Baburao Vishnu Paradkar, eminent Hindi editor and veteran journalist, passed away.
01/16/1938Sarat Chandra Chatterji, famous Bengali novelist and writer, passed away.
12/26/1986Consumer Rights Act was passed.