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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/24/1966 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die.
6/24/1966 Atul Chandrakant Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman from 1994), was born in Bombay.
6/24/1763 Murshidabad was captured by the East India Company under Major Adams for the second time, and Mir Jaffar was declared the King.
6/24/1869 Hari Chapekar Damodar was born virtually. He was the first terrorist of India.
6/24/1885 Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal Master, was born in the village Haryal, District Rawalpindi.
6/24/1897 Padmashree Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, famous music director of Gwalior Gharana, was born at Gujrat.
6/24/1901 John Thottam (Sir Marry Benigna C.D.) Marry, great poetess and teacher, was born in Elangi village at Kerala.
6/24/1908 Gopinath, famous Kathakali dancer, was born.
6/24/1928 Mrinal Keshav Gore, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
6/24/1946 Gandhiji meets Cabinet Mission.
6/24/1946 Congress party rejects British plan for provisional govt. pending constitution in New Delhi.
6/24/1961 Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 flew took to air for the first time.
6/24/1969 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), passed away.
6/24/1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins.
6/24/1980 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, former president of India, died at Madras.
6/24/1986 Government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment would also get maternity leave.
6/24/1989 A majority of opposition members in the Lok Sabha resign on the issue of CAG report on the Bofors gun deal.
6/24/1990 Defence scientists successfully test fired country's first third generation anti-tank missile 'NAG'.
6/24/1990 President R. Venkataraman issues notification formally constituting an Inter-State Council.
6/24/1991 Jayalalitha ministry sworn in in Tamil Nadu.
6/24/1991 K. Karunakaran ministry assumes power in Kerala.
6/24/1991 Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission.
6/24/1991 The first-ever BJP ministry led by Kalyan Singh takes over in UP.
6/24/1991 Two LIC officers burnt to death in Kashmir.
6/24/1996 Nanchil K. Manoharan, former DMK Finance Minister, expelled from the party.
6/24/1996 Cong(I) enters into an electoral alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party for forthcoming Assembly election in UP.


Other Historical Dates and Events
9/23/1965The Indian Army secured the Kashmir Valley and the only object left was to clean out the remnants of the Gibraltar Force. Under the guidance of United Nations, the cease-fire came into effect.
12/29/1927Hakim Ajmal Khan, freedom fighter, litterateur and a true patriot, died.
2/19/1992A 12-member Congress (I) TUJS coalition ministry led by S. R. Burman sworn in Tripura.
2/19/1992Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
12/11/1988Dr. Nagendra Singh, 74, President of the International Court of Justice, passed away in Hague.
12/15/1912Aspy Merwan, engineer and who became the Air Marchal of India, was born.
4/13/1971Carlton Chapman, Indian Soccer (Football) player, was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.
1/2/1899Monks started living in Belur Math.
6/6/1891Vanktesh Iyengar Masti, famous Kannad poet, story writer, novelist, playwright and critic, was born.
1/1/1920P.M. Nadagouda, politician, was born at Mysore, Chitwadgi.