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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/08/1857 Mohsini from Delhi was hanged in jail.
12/08/1875 Tej Bahadur Sapru, great leader, was born.
12/08/1879 Jatindranath Mukherjee (Jatin Bagha), famous revolutionary, was born in Jessore.
12/08/1897 Balkrishna Sharma ""Navin"", famous Hindi poet, was born in Bhyana village of Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh
12/08/1900 Udayshankar, famous dance master, was born.
12/08/1911 Gaandhiji invites Gokhale to South Africa.
12/08/1920 A. Adivi Reddy, social reformer and educationist, was born at Chandragiri, AP.
12/08/1922 Hari Prasad Sharma, cricket Test umpire for 3 tests from 1974-77, was born at Delhi.
12/08/1930 British Gen. Norman Simpson shot at desk by Indian nationalists.
12/08/1932 Indian Air Force Act was passed.
12/08/1942 Hemant Shamsunder Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974), was born in Amravati, Maharashtra.
12/08/1970 Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the 'Colours' by the Vice President of India, Shri G S Pathak, at AOC Centre, Secunderabad. The Ordnance colour is a scarlet silken flag with the Ordnance crest in the center and surrounding it is a wreath of Ashoka Leaves and Lotus flowers.
12/08/1980 Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev visits New Delhi.
12/08/1985 The first summit was held at Dhaka. (7 0r 8).
12/08/1992 World-wide protest against Ayodhya demolition, temples burnt in Pakistan and Britain; Advani, Joshi, Singhal arrested; Nation observes 'bandh'.
12/08/1994 At 1730 hrs, a rocket propelled grenade fired by Somalia militia during inter clan fighting exploded on the roof of the barrack which housed IAF officers. In the explosion, two officers and an airman were injured.
12/08/1996 Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest cricketer to make 3000 runs in test cricket (at the age of 23 yrs and 228 days.)
12/08/1998 An Indian film, 'The Terrorist' wins all top awards including the Golden Pyramid award for the best film at the 23rd Cairo International Film Festival. Santosh Sivan gets the best director award, while its actress Ayesha Dharker bags the best actress award.
12/08/1999 Dr. Shankar K. Pal of the Indian Statistical Institute selected for the G.D. Birla Award for 1999.
12/08/1999 Furore in the Lok Sabha over RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav's daughter topping the MBBS exam.
12/08/1999 Brij Bhupinder Singh alias Lalli, former Punjab Minister, was arrested on charges of fraud and disappropriation of public funds.
12/08/1999 The Opposition attacks Prime Minister Vajpayee for ""withholding'' information on ministers' resignation.
12/08/2000 EC nod for Paswans's party to be known as Lok Janshakti Party.


Other Historical Dates and Events
04/26/1926Karachi Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943).
12/23/1959Edward Fredrick Lindlewood Halifax ""Irwin Lord"", English viscount and Governor General of India (1925-1931), died at the age of 78.
01/10/1955The Auxiliary Air Force squadrons were equipped with the HAL-designed HT-2 trainer - officially introduced into service.
10/23/1990Following the arrest of its President L. K. Advani, who was leading a rathyathra to Ayodhya at Samasthipur in Bihar, BJP withdrew support to National Front Government.
11/29/1644The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.
10/28/1964Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, passed away.
10/01/1991India takes over the presidency of Security Council with Ambassador G.R. Gharekhan in the chair.
07/15/1904Mogubai Kurdikar, veteran singer of 'Jaypur Gharana', was born.
04/01/1954Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee became the first Indian to become the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 08/Nov/1960.
12/11/1876Raobahadur Yeshwantrao Harishchandra Desai, famous architect, was born.