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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/21/1658 Aurangzeb celebrated his being the emperor of Mugal Empire at Delhi. He was informally enthroned.
07/21/1883 Star Theatre was opened in Calcutta.
07/21/1891 Jairamdas Doulatram, great leader, journalist and freedom fighter, was born at Karachi.
07/21/1906 W.C. Bonerjee, first President of Indian National Congress, passed away.
07/21/1907 Gulam Mohamad Bakshi, former Prime Minister Jammu and Kashmir, was born.
07/21/1911 Umashankar Jethalal Joshi, famous Gujarati poet, Hindi writer and educationist, was born at Bamna in Gujarat.
07/21/1930 Anand Bakshi, famous lyrisist, was born.
07/21/1934 Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67), was born in Pune.
07/21/1935 Establishment 'Mumabi Marathi Sahitya Sangh'.
07/21/1936 Vasantrao Vishnu Limye, senior journalist and President of 'Ratnagiri District Parishad', was born.
07/21/1947 Indian Constitution Assembly accepted the tricolour flag as its National Flag. This flag is with three equal horizontal stripes of Saffron (Sacrifice), White (Truth) and Green (Prosperity) and a Chakra is superimposed on white (Dharma Chakra on the capitol of Ashoka's Pillar at Sarnath) in blue colour having 24 spokes. The ratio of the width to length is two to three.
07/21/1962 Passenger Train and Freight Train collided near Dumraon killing 69 persons.
07/21/1963 Kashi Vidyapeeth was given recognisation as University.
07/21/1975 Hindi Post Guards was established by Government.
07/21/1977 K.S. Hegde elected Lok Sabha Speaker.
07/21/1977 Neelam Sanjiva Reddi was elected as the President of India.
07/21/1977 Bhudevchandra Basu, famous animal expert, passed away.
07/21/1984 Terrorists breach Bhakra canal in Punjab.
07/21/1988 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1C) launched. This is operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It served for only one and a half years. It was launched by European Ariane launch vehicle Ariane-3.
07/21/1993 Jayalalitha ends fast, Centre to set up a committee; Karnataka rejects the proposal.
07/21/1994 The Supreme Court declares that SC/ST will lose status on migration to other states.
07/21/1995 Sajjad Husain, famous film music director, passed away.
07/21/1999 Bansi Lal, Haryana Chief Minister, quits before seeking a trust vote; and rebels form a separate party.
07/21/1999 The Janata Dal splits under Deve Gowda and Sharad Yadav. The latter group to support NDA.
07/21/2000 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, announces a special fund for population projects with the Planning Commission providing seed money of Rs. 100 crores. He was addressing the maiden meeting of the National Population Commission.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/09/1999BJP asks Kalyan Singh to step down, chooses Ram Prakash Gupta as his successor.
01/02/1994Warden's in Arambaug, India lead about a fifty hungry and bruised elephants into a forest for temporary shelter. After a week, the herd strayed from a santuary, stampeding villagers and terrorising peasants.
02/11/1993Andhra Naxalites release four out of six hostages.
06/30/1999The first ever direct bus service between India and Bangladesh gets delayed due to heavy rain.
01/05/1659Aurangzeb defeated Shah Shuja in the battle of Khawan near Allahabad.
05/23/1931Sharad Joshi, famous Hindi poet, playwright and journalist, was born.
12/26/1530Zahir Al-Din Muhammad Babur Shah, founder of Mughal dynasty, passed away at the age of 48 at Dhaulpur.
12/06/1946Anglo-Indian talks end in failure after three days at London.
05/10/1993Santosh Yadav becomes the first Indian woman to reach the Everest for the second time.
04/12/1913Gandhiji in Indian Opinion draws attention to new Immigration Bill's failure to fulfil terms of Provisional Settlement of 1911. Kasturba decides to join Passive Resistance struggle.