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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/15/1783 Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, great Indian Merchant, Industrialist and philanthrophist, was born in Bombay. He aided famine relief, financed public works like wells, roads, causeways and bridges; founded dispensaries and hospitals; established educational institutions and scholarship funds; etc. He was receipent of a Knighthood and many medals.
07/15/1788 Ghulam Kadir, the infamous son of Jabita Khan, conquered Delhi.
07/15/1902 Judge K. Subba Rao, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
07/15/1903 Kumaraswamy Kamraj, great freedom fighter, social reformer, political leader and member of the Lok Sabha, was born in a trading family at Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.
07/15/1904 Mogubai Kurdikar, veteran singer of 'Jaypur Gharana', was born.
07/15/1917 Tukaram Tanaji Sawant, educationist and famous Hindi writer, was born at Pokharam, (Maharashtra).
07/15/1920 Earthquake in Delhi.
07/15/1936 Hridayanand 'Kumaresh' Tiwari, great Hindi poet and writer, was born in Reoti, U.P.
07/15/1948 Establishment of 'PEPS' (Patiyala and East Punjab States Union).
07/15/1955 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was announced to be given to Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
07/15/1967 Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, passed away.
07/15/1969 Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, Padma Vibhushan, DFC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. After retirement he was appointed as the Ambassador in Switzerland.
07/15/1979 Morarji Desai resigns as PM. Jagjivan Ram elected Janata Parliamentary party leader.
07/15/1980 Gajanan Vishwanath Ketkar, editor of `Kesri' and `Maratha', passed away.
07/15/1986 India protests against China's intrusion of six to seven km into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh.
07/15/1986 Sandhya Agarwal made 190 runs in third Womens Test Cricket setting a new record in England.
07/15/1987 Rajiv Gandhi,Congress President, expels V. C. Shukla, Arif Mohammed Khan and Arun Nehru from Congress for anti-party activities.
07/15/1991 The 25-day-old Narasimha Rao government wins a vote of confidence in Lok Sabha by securing 241 to 111; 112 abstained.
07/15/1991 Jagannathrao Joshi, veteran leader of Janata Party `Karnataka Kesri', died.
07/15/1992 Lucknow High Court stays any construction activity near the disputed temple in Ayodhya.
07/15/1993 JD (A)'s Ajit Singh pegs his group's support to government on PM's appearance before the JPC.
07/15/1993 Maninderjit Singh Bitta,Punjab Minister of State for Irrigation, appointed new Youth Cong (I) President.
07/15/1997 Mahesh Chander Mehta, Environmental activist, wins Ramon Magsaysay Award.
07/15/2000 The Maharashtra Government gives the green signal to police to proceed against Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray for his alleged role in the 1992-93 Mumbai communal riots.


Other Historical Dates and Events
07/24/1992Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
12/22/1871Lord Edward Allanbaro, governor general of India (1842-1844), died.
02/23/1962The Cholera Research Centre was established at Calcutta (renamed as the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases in 1979).
04/11/1999The DRDO has successfully flight tested AGNI-11 with a range of 2000 km, using solid propellant rocket motors in both stages and rail mobile launcher system from its new launch complex in the Orissa Coast. With this launch the country has reached the point of operationalisation of AGNI-11 as a weapon system. (1-1-2000).
10/10/1756Clive sailed from Madras, to capture Calcutta, with a large naval fleet consisting of 900 European and 1500 Indian soldiers along with 5 battle ships, and 5 other vessels.
06/24/1996Nanchil K. Manoharan, former DMK Finance Minister, expelled from the party.
10/06/1992Z. R. Ansari, former central minister, died.
12/15/1992BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.
10/05/1868Laxmi Narayan Barua, Assamia novelist, was born.
07/06/1942Urmila Devi Shastri, freedom fighter and editor of ""Janma Bhoomi"", died due to non-medical facility and mal-nutrition in Jail. She has also written ""Karagaar Ke Anubhav"" in 1930. She was arrested for Satyagrah and forcefully closing of Foreign Goods.