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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/14/1812 Lord Charles Caning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), was born.
12/14/1864 Jagat Narayan, law expert and educationist, was born.
12/14/1895 George VI, King of England (1936-52), was born.
12/14/1901 Gandhiji reaches Rajkot via Porbunder.
12/14/1910 Upendranath Ashok, noted writer, was born.
12/14/1920 Akali Dal established.
12/14/1924 Ranbir Raj Kapoor, famous film producer, director and actor, was born.
12/14/1931 Viceroy of India issues new powers to seize properties of those who, following independence leader Gandhi, refuse to pay taxes.
12/14/1936 Kamalkant Bhattacharya, Assamese thinker and author, passed away.
12/14/1946 Sanjay Gandhi, youth Congress leader, was born in New Delhi.
12/14/1952 Roshan Harshadlal ""Deepak"" Shodhan scored 110 in his Test Cricket debut vs Pakistan in Calcutta.
12/14/1953 Vijay Amritraj, great Indian tennis player and actor (Octopussy), was born.
12/14/1955 Henry Heras, famous artist and an active member of the Indian Historical Records Commission, died in Bombay.
12/14/1962 Bharathi Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), was born in Vijayawada.
12/14/1968 Chaggan Baba (Chagganlal Karamshi Parekh), great social worker and founder of Mahila Griha Udyog and Lijjat Papad, died.
12/14/1969 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta.
12/14/1979 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer, two Tests for India and bowling average of 205, died.
12/14/1984 First MIG 27M aircraft assembled by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. takes off.
12/14/1985 Rajiv Gandhi joins the leaders of Greece, Sweden, Tanzania, Mexico and Argentina in a tele-conference as part of the UN ceremony at which they are honoured with the 'Beyond War' award.
12/14/1990 President's Rule imposed on Goa. Caretaker CM Dr. Barbosa disqualified from the membership of Assembly for defection from Congress (I) nine months ago.
12/14/1990 Vijay Karan became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 01/06/92).
12/14/1992 Balasaheb Deora, RSS chief, kept under house arrest. National head quarters of the party in New Delhi sealed.
12/14/1994 10 IAF personnel of the first batch were reinducted and the last batch left on 20th Dec 94. Cpl Nasir was left as a lying casualty due to injuries sustained in the RPG explosion.
12/14/1998 The Government introduces the controversial Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.
12/14/1998 The Supreme Court allows Karnataka to begin skeletal work on erection of 26 crest gates at the Almatti dam on the Krishna at ''its own risk and cost'', but directs it not to raise the dam height beyond the present 509 metres.
12/14/1999 India lost to Australia by 285 runs in Adelaide in the first cricket Test.
12/14/1999 G.M.C. Balayogi, Lok Sabha speaker, presents a draft for over Rs. 32 lakhs to the Prime Minister for the Kargil Fund.
12/14/1999 The Prime Minister informs the Lok Sabha that Ram Prakash Gupta has denied the remarks on temple construction.
12/14/2000 The Government declares the 10-day old postal strike illegal as per the provisions of the Industrial Dispute Act.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/18/1923Jamshed Khudadaad Irani, cricket wicket-keeper for India during the 1947-48 Australia tour, was born in Karachi.
5/13/1962Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963).
6/14/1987Rajiv Gandhi, PM, rules out termination of Rs. 1700 crore Bofors gun deal.
3/24/1974Lokprabha weekly started its publication.
1/16/1941Ashok Vajpai, veteran critic and Hindi poet, was born.
2/25/1993BJP rally in New Delhi foiled.
7/4/1899Vishnuprasad Ranchhoddas Trivedi, famous critic in Gujrati, educationist and author, was born at Umreth, Gujarat .
5/5/1916Giani Zail Singh, President of India, was born in Sandhwan village, Punjab.
7/10/1977The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.
4/27/1748Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor, passed away and was succeeded by his son Ahmad Shah.