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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
9/17/1799 Parshuram Bhau Patwardhan, an able leader and diplomat of Madhavrao Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
9/17/1864 Anagrik Dharmapal, religious reformer, was born.
9/17/1876 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born in Debanandpur village.
9/17/1879 E.V. Ramaswami Naicker, prominent leader of Dravid movement and social reformer, was born at Erode in Tamil Nadu.
9/17/1885 Keshav Sitaram Thakrey, journalist, social reformer and historian, was born.
9/17/1892 Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar, social reformer, revolutionary and poet, was born in Shillong.
9/17/1899 First British troops leave Bombay for South Africa.
9/17/1924 Popati Ramchand Hiranandani, famous Hindi writer, was born at Hyderabad in Sind.
9/17/1929 La Fontaine, Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM and AVSM, VM, was born in Madras.
9/17/1934 Gandhiji announced his decision to retire from politics from October one to engage himself in the development of village industries, Harijan service and education through basic crafts.
9/17/1937 Sitakant Mahapatra, 1933 Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Orria poet, was born.
9/17/1938 Dilip Purushottam Chitre, famous Marathi poet, story writer, critic and Sahitya Academy awardee, was born.
9/17/1948 The Nizam of Hyderabad, in a broadcast, announced ceasefire to his troops and accession into Indian Union, which was settled earlier to the announcement.
9/17/1950 Govt. grants diplomatic recognition to Israel.
9/17/1954 India outlaws bigamy.
9/17/1956 Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC ) established.
9/17/1960 Agreement reached with Pakistan on the distribution of the River Indus and its tributaries.
9/17/1997 Advance railway reservation period extended from 30 to 60 days w.e.f. February 01, 1998.
9/17/1997 Kalpakkam Mini Reactor (KAMINI), the only U-233 fuelled operating reactor in the world, attains maximum capacity of 30 KW.
9/17/1998 Rabri Devi, Chief Minister of Bihar, expands the Cabinet, inducting nine ministers, even as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Soren) group formally withdraws support to her ministry.
9/17/1999 India and the United States begin high level consultations to find ways on countering terrorism.
9/17/1999 Narayan Desai, Ajoy Kumar Basu and Saraswathi Gora are named for Jamnalal Bajaj awards.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/12/1973Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, first Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu, died.
2/2/1977Jagjivan Ram, Cabinet member of 30 years, resigns to protest emergency rule causing minor split in Congress party.
1/17/1952The pension work of CDA (Factories), Calcutta and the Defence civilians in ordnance factories was transferred to the office of the CDA (P), Allahabad.
9/11/1991Tax concessions announced.
5/12/1906Gandhiji support the ""Home Rule"" for India in the name of ''justice and for good of humanity"".
8/5/1999Nisha Millet became the first Indian swimmer to receive the International Olympic Committee's Solidarity Scholarship, given to sportspersons with outstanding track record and possessing Olympic potential.
2/3/1997Major fire reduces Calcutta Book Fair to ashes.
7/22/1991New industrial policy for liberalisation of economies announced in Parliament.
1/18/1997Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme Phase II begins.
2/5/1993The Supreme Court directs the Union Government to forcibly produce Manipur Speaker Dr. Borobabu Singh before it on March 23 in a contempt case.