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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
12/03/1790 Lord Cornwallis took away the regulation power from Nawab Murshidabad and Sadar Nizamat was removed from Adalat in Calcutta.
12/03/1882 Nandalal Bose, great Indian painter and master, was born in Bengal.
12/03/1884 Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first President of India, was born in Jeradei village of Bihar.
12/03/1889 Khudiram Bose, famous revolutionary and freedom fighter of Muzaffarpur Bomb Case, was born at Habibpur village, West Bengal.
12/03/1948 Surendra Pratap Singh, famous journalist and chief editor of Navbharat Times, was born.
12/03/1955 In exercise of the powers conferred by the provision in Article 343 (2) of the constitution, orders were issued for the use of Hindi language in addition to the English language for specific purposes of the union.
12/03/1956 Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story writer, passed away.
12/03/1970 Rajendra Agriculture University established at Bihar.
12/03/1971 During the ensuing melee, three of the Sabres were shot down while all Gnats returning to base were unscathed. The first blood of a new Indo-Pakistan air war had been drawn. Other encounters were to follow over the next 10 days within both Indian and Pakistani airspace, before a full-scale war began.
12/03/1971 Hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan. On the very night that hostilities commenced, with Pakistan bombing several air fields, IN Ships 'Rajput' and 'Akshay' were leaving Vishakapatnam harbour when they obtained a sonar contact. They fired several depth charges and proceeded on their mission when there was no further evidence of a submarine's presence. Thereafter, a loud explosion of rattling windows panes off the Vishakapatnam beach was heard . The Pakistani submarine 'Ghazi' (a Tench class submarine obtained from the USA in 1964) had come to grief.
12/03/1971 India recognises Bangladesh. Indian army marches into Bangladesh and joins hands with Mukti Bahini. Pakistani Army in Bangladesh surrenders to the Indian Commander.
12/03/1971 Pakistan took the initiative of striking the airfields both in the East and the West. While the IAF carried out retaliatory air strikes in the West and shot the Pakistan Air Force (PAP) out of the skies.
12/03/1971 Indo-Pakistan war begins. On the same day National Emergency was declared by the President of India due to war between both the countries.
12/03/1971 Third Pakistani aggression begins with air attacks on airports in the western sector; emergency declared.
12/03/1979 Dhyan Chand, famous master of Hockey and Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away.
12/03/1984 3,000 people died and more than 50,000 people were badly affected when they inhaled poisonous toxic gas emission from the Union Carbide plant. This event is better known as ""the Bhopal Gas Tragedy"", the biggest industrial disaster that occured in India.
12/03/1989 Mulayam Singh Yadav named UP CM.
12/03/1991 An all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu led by CM Jayalalita urges the PM to gazette the interim award on Cauvery.
12/03/1991 Lok Sabha question hour telecast at 7.15 a.m for the first time .
12/03/1991 Satinder Kumar Lamba appointed India's Ambassador to Pakistan.
12/03/1992 Indian, UN Operations in Mozambique begins (ONUMOZ - Dec 92 to Oct 94)
12/03/1993 Bahadur Prasad wins silver in 1500 m in Asian Track and Field meet in Manila.
12/03/1998 India and Portugal sign an agreement in New Delhi for setting up a joint committee to enhance cooperation in science and technology.
12/03/1998 Maganbhai Kasundra, (50), Gujarat Minister, dies following a heart attack at his residence in Gandhinagar.
12/03/1999 Bhopal gas victims take out rallies to mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedy.


Other Historical Dates and Events
05/04/1998India is placed on the US Special 309 watch list.
03/27/1991Chautala recommends Assembly dissolution.
04/14/1952Three integrated Railway Zones, Northern, North Eastern and Eastern inaugurated.
12/25/1997India-Sri Lanka one-day cricket match at Indore abandoned after three overs owing to a bad state of the pitch, which was a rare occurance.
06/17/1674Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
02/26/1858Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam).
09/06/1990Prasar Bharti' bill passed in Parliament.
05/05/1977Chandra Shekar chosen President of the Janatha Party.
04/01/1995The Airports Authority of India (AAI) formed by the merger of IAAI and NAA. AAI manages five international airports, 87 domestic airports and 28 civil enclaves.
12/10/1999Pranab Mukherjee and Jaipal Reddy are chosen outstanding parliamentarians for 1997 and 1998 respectively.