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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/28/1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
1/28/1853 Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.
1/28/1865 Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.
1/28/1877 Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
1/28/1894 Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.
1/28/1895 Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.
1/28/1898 Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.
1/28/1900 General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).
1/28/1902 Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.
1/28/1911 The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.
1/28/1925 Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
1/28/1933 India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.
1/28/1937 Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.
1/28/1950 Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.
1/28/1951 Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.
1/28/1961 Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.
1/28/1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.
1/28/1984 Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.
1/28/1984 Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.
1/28/1992 Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.
1/28/1996 Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.
1/28/1998 All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.
1/28/1999 Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.
1/28/2000 Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
10/5/1990Dr. Rajkumar Varma, famous Hindi journalist and playwright, died.
2/20/1982The Kangla Tongbi war memorial built for 221 members of Advance Base Depot, who laid down their lives to repulse several waves of Japanese attacks, was finally shifted to College of Materials Management Jabalpur. The original memorial was erected on 15 Apr 1946 from local stone and the main epitaph displayed above is of black Naga stone.
10/28/1996Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) spills into Western UP from Delhi.
7/15/1991Jagannathrao Joshi, veteran leader of Janata Party `Karnataka Kesri', died.
1/31/1960Milkha Singh at Lahore sets record for 200m in 20.7s.
3/19/1907Dr. Dilawar Hussain, right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, was born.
1/29/1977Judge Mirza Hameedullah Beg became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 21/02/1978.
6/6/1961Central Institute of Fisheries Education, a deemed university, was established in Mumbai to impart post-graduate education and training, mainly to the in-service fisheries personnel of the country to provide trained manpower for the fisheries developmental activities.
4/9/1965After Indo-Pak conflict of 1965, the Raksha Medal, Samar Seva Star and some others were introduced.
4/21/1991Hastmalji Maharaj, Jainbhumi parampujya, passed away.