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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar captured Ahmednagar.
8/19/1757 The first rupee coin was minted in Calcutta by the East India Company.
8/19/1887 S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.
8/19/1903 Gangadhar Devram Khanolkar, biographer and critic, was born.
8/19/1907 Acharya Hajariprasad Dwivedi was born.
8/19/1910 Sister Alphonsa, teacher and social worker, was born at Kudamaloor, Kerala.
8/19/1916 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India, was born.
8/19/1927 Ananta Narsinha Naik, social reformer and politician, was born at Bandora, Goa.
8/19/1934 Dr. Hiralal died. He was a distinguished historian and contributed numerous articles to 'Indian Antiquary', 'Epigraphia Indica', The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc. He was also an honorary correspondent in Archaeology to the Government of India.
8/19/1944 The last Japanese troops driven out of India.
8/19/1946 Cabinet Mission's plan announced an interim government, which was formed by reconstituting the Viceroy's Executive Council. The Muslim League took umbrage and started direct action. Riots broke out as Muslims attacked Hindu's in Calcutta and the rest of Bengal. The Viceroy persuaded the Muslim League to join the government. But the League declined to join the Constituent Assembly unless the demand for a seperate state of ""Pakistan"" was conceded.
8/19/1947 Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), famous Marathi actor, director and producer, died.
8/19/1976 Nagarjun Sagar University established in Andhra Pradesh.
8/19/1977 Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.9 on the Richter Scale hits Indian Ocean. It is believed to be the strongest ever earthquake.
8/19/1992 K.R.Narayanan elected the ninth Vice President of India.
8/19/1993 Sharad Pawar elected to Maharashtra Legislative Council from Pune.
8/19/1993 Y. D. Lokurkar, senior journalist, died.
8/19/1993 Utpal Dutt, famous actor, writer, director and producer, died. He was 64.
8/19/1994 Rupee made fully convertible on current account.
8/19/1996 Gujarat's expelled BJP leader Shankersingh Waghela forms a new party called 'Rashtriya Janata Party'.
8/19/1999 India's role in ASEAN, ARF is lauded at a colloquium in Singapore.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/7/1858Bipinchandra Ramchandra Pal, powerful revolutionary and journalist, was born in a place called Silhat (now in Bangladesh). He was amoung the trio which was known as ""Lal - Bal - Pal"" during the freedom struggle. He started as newspaper called ""Swaraj"" for the Indians in England. He also edited several other newspapers like ""Tribune"", ""New India"", ""Vande Mataram"", ""Swaraj"", ""Hindu Review"", ""Democra
1/26/1961Special stamps dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the Champion of Liberty series issued by the United States postal department.
9/25/1899Narhar Gangadhar Apte, great Hindi writer, was born at Satara.
1/16/1919Nasikrao Khantadu Tirpude, former Duputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
7/10/1998India says it wont sign the CTBT unconditionally and invites Pakistan to join in disarmament efforts.
1/3/1985Azharuddin scores 110 in first Test innings.
2/19/1812Congregational missionaries Adoniram Judson, 23, and his wife Ann, 22, first sailed from New England to Calcutta. (Judson eventually concentrated his labors in Burma).
11/18/1973Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, passed away. She came to India in 1914.
9/21/1997I. K. Gujral and Nawaz Sharif discussed in New York the recent flare-up on Line of Control and firing across the border.The two agreed that such sources of tension should not be allowed.
1/28/1984Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.