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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/3/1780 British officer captain Bruce conquered Gwalior fort under Major Popham after defeating Sindhiya.
8/3/1886 Maithili Sharan Gupta, first man of modern Hindi poetry and literature, writer, patriot and social worker, was born at Chirgaon village near Jhansi.
8/3/1890 Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, was born at Varanasi.
8/3/1898 Udayshankar Bhatt, modern Hindi dramatist, poet and novelist, was born.
8/3/1900 Nana Patil, great revolutionary, was born.
8/3/1905 Uma Datt Sraswat, famous writer, was born at Biswan in U.P.
8/3/1930 Jai Prakash, educationist, was born at Jaunpur.
8/3/1930 Vyanktesh Bapuji Ketkar, famous astrologist and researcher, died.
8/3/1939 Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.
8/3/1947 Shetkari Kamgar Party was established at Devachi Alandi.
8/3/1954 Atomic Energy Department established.
8/3/1957 Devdas Gandhi, son of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhiji and noted journalist, passed away.
8/3/1960 Gopal Sharma, great Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), was born in Kanpur.
8/3/1967 Rasiklal Das, great revolutionary, died.
8/3/1970 Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, first women career diplomat, appointed ambassador to Hungary.
8/3/1984 Bomb attack at Madras airport claims 32 lives.
8/3/1985 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service goes to Baba Amte.
8/3/1991 About 280 kgs of gold ornaments valued at $15 million, which had been deposited in the Portuguese bank in Goa by its natives, flown back to India.
8/3/1993 Bill to regulate cable TV introduced in Rajya Sabha.
8/3/1993 Government assures Lok Sabha that it will revive the proposal for a multi-member election commission.
8/3/1994 The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal (25-2-96).
8/3/1995 Enron Power Project scrapped by Maharashtra government.
8/3/1996 Leander Paes wins a bronze (tennis) at Atlanta, bringing India an Olympic medal after a gap of 16 years.
8/3/1997 Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes win the doubles title in the Canadian Maurier Super Nine Doubles Open tennis championships held in Montreal.
8/3/1998 India's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-air missile ''Akash'' was test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea.
8/3/1998 35 persons were killed as Govind Towers at Bandra in Mumbai collapsed.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/7/1950Punjab Mail train crashed near Jasidh killing 81 persons.
12/4/1998Ilayaraja, nusic composer, selected for the Lata Mangeshkar award instituted by the Madhya Pradesh Government.
4/22/1942Galagnath (Vyanktesh Tirko Kulkarni), famous Kannad novelist, passed away.
5/13/1995Renowned environmentalist Maurice F. Strong chosen for the Jawaharlal Nehru International Understanding awarded for 1992.
12/28/1896In the Indian National Congress, Vande Mataram was first sung in Calcutta.
6/13/1757Clive marched to Murshidabad against Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah along with the force comprising of 1800 British and 2000 Indian soldiers with eight canons.
8/19/1976Nagarjun Sagar University established in Andhra Pradesh.
11/3/1999Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, well-known agricultural scientist, is selected for the UNESCO Gandhi gold medal.
7/10/1992Dr. Najma Heptulla re-elected Dy. Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
3/13/1857Lord William Pit, Governer General of India (1823-28), passed away.