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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal arrived at Cochin as Viceroy of India.
Jesuit father and first Englishman S.J.Thomas Stephens arrived at Goa in a Portuguese ship. He settled here and died in 1619.
10/24/1605 Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.
10/24/1657 Kalyan and Bhiwandi came under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
10/24/1789 Jean C Baud, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1834-6), was born
10/24/1827 Viceroy Lord Rippan (1880-1884) was born
10/24/1851 First official telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Daimond Harbour spanning 33.8 km.
10/24/1856 Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.
10/24/1868 Balasaheb Pantpratinidhi, king of Aundh and painter, was born.
10/24/1890 Shishirkumar Mitra, Physics expert, was born in Calcutta.
10/24/1904 Lalchand Hirachand, famous industialist, was born.
10/24/1930 Raj Bagri, Indies and British merchant in metal, was born.
10/24/1933 Govindjee, famous scientist, was born in Allahabad, U.P. He found cutting plant sections easier than dissection of animals.
10/24/1934 Mahatma Gandhi quits Indian Indian National Congress in struggle over tactics.
10/24/1934 Arvindrao Laxmanrao Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav scored 8 & 7 runs in one Test), was born in Bombay.
10/24/1938 Farooq Rehmany Mohammad, journalist, social reformer and political worker, was born at Bandipur.
10/24/1945 UNO Day.
10/24/1953 Selection of the Dassault Ouragan fighter from France at this time reflected the decision to initiate diversification of supply sources. The first four of over 100 Ouragans, or 'Toofanis' as they were to become known in the IAF, reached Palam Airport from France and this type re-equipped Nos.8, 3 and 4 Squadrons in that order.
10/24/1954 Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Congress leader, died.
10/24/1955 Ghulam Ahmad Hasan Muhammad Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman vs England 1982), was born in Kalusta, Maharashtra.
10/24/1966 Yugoslavia, UAR call on the US at New Delhi to stop bombing of North Vietnam.
10/24/1975 Bounded labour system was abolished by Ordinance
10/24/1984 First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.
10/24/1990 BJP-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' in protest against L. K. Advani's arrest evokeed mixed response.
10/24/1991 Ismat Chugtai, famous Urdu author, social worker and campaigner for justice for women, died at the age of 80 years.
10/24/1992 Narmada, World Bank sets time to correct defects.
10/24/1994 Justice Ahmad Mushabber Ahmadi sworn in as Chief Justice of India.
10/24/1994 The Supreme Court refused to answer Presidential reference on Ayodhya and acquisition of disputed land was upheld.
10/24/1995 A total eclipse of the sun witnessed from India to Vietnam.
10/24/1995 Total solar eclipse seen over Rajasthan, UP, Bihar and West Bengal, while partial eclipse seen in the rest of the country.
10/24/1997 Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
10/24/2000 Hyrunnisa, suspected to be the key accused in the Kollam liquor tragedy, nabbed along with her husband and a worker in her shop in Guruvayur.
10/24/2000 Delhi High Court admitted the appeal of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao against the lower court judgement in the JMM MPs' bribery case.
10/24/2000 Sitaram Kesri (81), former Congress President, died at the AIIMS in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/3/1971Pakistan took the initiative of striking the airfields both in the East and the West. While the IAF carried out retaliatory air strikes in the West and shot the Pakistan Air Force (PAP) out of the skies.
8/16/1932Britain instituted new electoral plan for India: to allow limited untouchables and giving them separate representation.
2/2/1977Jagjivan Ram, Cabinet member of 30 years, resigns to protest emergency rule causing minor split in Congress party.
1/3/1938Jaswant Singh, son of Thakur Sardar Singh, was born in Jasol, Distt. Barmer (Rajasthan).
3/25/1998Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, and Railway Minister Nitish Kumar present the interim budgets for 1998- 99.
10/21/1997RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
9/1/1947Mahatma Gandhi undertakes a fast for unity among Hindus and Muslims. He breaks the fast after 73 hours when peace is restored.
8/9/1788Gulam Kadir removed the eyes of Shah Alam 2nd, King of Delhi with a knife.
8/20/1828Brahmo Samaj, the first movement to initiate religio-social reforms, was founded by Ram Mohun Roy (1772-1833) in Calcutta. Influenced by Islam and Christianity, Roy denounced polytheism, idol worship, repudiated the Vedas, avataras, karma and reincarnation, caste and more. The first session of Adi Brahmo Samaj was held in the rented house by Kamal Bose of Chitpore Road in Jorasanko area in Calcutta.
4/5/1989Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati litterateur, died.