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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.
Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
10/21/1762 Herman W Daendels, Brig-General and Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), was born.
10/21/1789 Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
10/21/1858 Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, great social reformer, was born.
10/21/1887 Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.
10/21/1906 Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians' case to Colonial Secretary.
10/21/1916 Dinkarrai Dhirajlal Desai, cricket Test Umpire for 3 tests from 1955-57, was born in Gujarat.
10/21/1934 Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the 'Congress Socialist Party' and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.
10/21/1943 Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.
10/21/1947 The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.
10/21/1950 China invades Tibet.
10/21/1954 Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
10/21/1959 Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
10/21/1981 Kerala under central rule.
10/21/1989 Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha and Harminder Singh alias Jinda sentenced to death for the murder of former Army Chief Gen. A. K. Vaidya.
10/21/1990 Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.
10/21/1994 Government notifies substantial increase in the ceiling on election expenses on Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
10/21/1995 L.K.Advani unanimously re-elected BJP president for the fourth time in New Delhi.
10/21/1995 Suresh Mehta, Finance Minister in the outgoing Keshubhai Patel ministry, sworn in as the second BJP CM of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, ending the month-long political turmoil.
10/21/1996 Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.
10/21/1997 Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.
10/21/1997 RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
10/21/1998 Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
10/21/1999 B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
10/21/1999 Madhavrao Scindia becomes the Deputy Leader of Congress (I) in the Lok Sabha.
10/21/2000 Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/28/1916Ramkrishna Pillai, journalist and social reformer, passed away.
4/1/1996Kerala introduces ban on arrack. 5614 licenced arrack shops closed down.
3/19/1911Santosh Kumar Ganguly, cricket test empire and 10 test 1955-65, was born in Bengal. He also played Hockey and Football. He is the aurthor of ""Manual of Cricket Umpires"" and ""Technique of Umpiring Hockey"".
6/16/1920Hemant Chaudhary, famous singer and music director, was born.
7/6/1901Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician and leader, was born at Calcutta. He was the founder of the ""Bharatiya Jana Sangh"", of which BJP is the successor party. His father Sir Asutosh was widely known in Bengal.
10/11/1941Amitabh Bachchan, famous film actor, was born.
7/18/1996Union Finance Ministry gives final clearance to the Enron power project in terms of issuance of counter-guarantee.
11/21/1993India and South Africa sign a historic pact on re-establishing diplomatic and consular relations after a gap of 50 years.
6/17/1991Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).
5/27/1999IAF loses two fighter aircrafts in the Kargil area. Pakistan claims it has Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa in its custody.