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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/16/1950 Mithun Chakravorty, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
6/16/1859 Anandram Dhekial Fukun, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, passed away.
6/16/1893 Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, social worker and industrialist, was born at Athikkadu Thekkur in Tamil Nadu.
6/16/1920 Hemant Chaudhary, famous singer and music director, was born.
6/16/1925 Chittaranjan Das, great freedom fighter, revolutionary, orator, poet, journalist and lawyer, died.
6/16/1934 M. Muthuraman, noted Hindi writer and professor, was born at Dindigul in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
6/16/1946 Britain invites Indian leaders to set up an interim govt at London.
6/16/1946 C. Rajagopalchari became the Governor of West Bengal (1947) in Interim Government.
6/16/1946 Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.
6/16/1950 Mithun Chakravorty, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
6/16/1951 Nehru opponents founded People's party at New Delhi.
6/16/1990 Bombay gets 42 cm rainfall, the century's highest. The previous high of 41 cm was recorded on 18, 1986.
6/16/1990 GOI announces higher procurement/minimum support prices for all major kharif crops.
6/16/1992 P. D. Dhhavle, former editor of daily newspaper `Maharashtra', passed away.
6/16/1993 Harshad Mehta accuses PM of taking Rs. 1 crore payoff from him in November 1991; Rao terms it malicious and unfounded.
6/16/1997 P. Sukumaran (50), Malayalam film actor, died in Kochi.
6/16/1997 K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President, is the joint candidate of Congress(I) and United Front for Presidentship in July 14 election.
6/16/1998 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, meets her Indian couterpart A B Vajpayee in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/2/1921Mukundrao Kirloskar was born.
1/1/1934Raju V. Vikram, cricket test umpire for 2 tests from 1984-87, was born at Karnataka.
7/21/1977Bhudevchandra Basu, famous animal expert, passed away.
1/1/1949A ceasefire eventually came into force. Under UN supervision, a negotiated Cease Fire Line was drawn up on an actual holding basis pending future settlements. This meandering, and at places militarily illogical line, ran some 700 kilometres from Chhamb in the South to a map reference point NJ 9842 in Ladakh in the North. The fighting was to continue for 15 months, with heavy RIAF involvement throughout, but despite being continuously on an operational footing throughout this period, the re-organisation and modernisation of the service continued unabated.
12/6/1995The Sixth Army Ordnance Corps Reunion and Silver Jubilee of Colour Presentation was celebrated at AOC Centre with pomp and splendour, fun and gaiety and professionalism of high order. The highlights included para-dropping, AOC Kangla Tongbi, Sonet-lumiere sound and light show, Central Parade and Yaadgar Parade.
1/12/1966Shiri Narhar Vishnu Gadgil (Kakasaheb), great freedom fighter, nationalist leader, social reformer, lawyer, prolific writer and politician, passed away.
5/24/1956Gautam Buddha's 2500th birth anniversary was celebrated.
3/31/1994U.R. Rao, retiring ISRO Chairman, announces agreement with Russia for supplying 7 cryogenic engines.
12/1/1974Sucheta Kriplani, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, passed away.
3/20/1937England beat Scotland at Murrayfield for the first time for Soccer's Calcutta Cup, International Championship and Triple Crown, UK.