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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Saint Chokhoba passed away.
Maharana Pratap, great revolutionary, soldier and freedom fighter, was born.
5/9/1753 Maharaja Surajmal attack on Delhi.
5/9/1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
5/9/1874 First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.
5/9/1907 Two thousand dacoits riot in eastern Bengal.
5/9/1908 Arkalgudun Krishnarao, Kannad writer, was born.
5/9/1917 Fighting breaks out at Kharkwasta in the north-west frontier of India.
5/9/1919 Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.
5/9/1933 Gandhiji announced suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement for six weeks and called on the Government to withdraw its Ordinances.
5/9/1959 Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.
5/9/1981 Pandit Sundarlal, great revolutionary and writer of 'Bharat Mein Angreji Raj', passed away.
5/9/1981 Durga Bai Deshmukh passed away at Hyderabad. She was a social reformer, freedom fighter, planner, administrator, educationist and parliamentarian. She worked for peace, social welfare and for betterment of the downtrodden.
5/9/1992 Killer brew claims 175 lives in Orissa, Excise Minister Prasanna Kumar Acharya resigns.
5/9/1992 Madhu Sapre, Miss India, is crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
5/9/1992 M. J. Pherwani, National Housing Bank Chairman, resigns following his bank's involvement in the Security scandal.
5/9/1993 S. Mulgaokar, 82, journalist, passed away.
5/9/1995 Militants set Charar township on fire in the vicinity of the Charar-e-Sherif shrine. More than 1,000 houses burnt.
5/9/1995 Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.
5/9/1995 Abha Gandhi, servant to Mahatma Gandhi, passed away. He was 68 years.
5/9/1996 LDF wins 80 sets and UDF 59 in Kerala elections .
5/9/1996 Kerala CM A.K. Antony resigns.
5/9/1996 J. Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu CM, resigns.
5/9/1997 Hareesh Khandelwal, an accused in the fodder scam, commits suicide by jumping before a train at Dhanbad in Bihar.
5/9/1997 At least 71 persons were killed and nine injured when a truck carrying a marriage party plunges into gorge near Gasota in Hamerpur district of Himachal Pradesh.
5/9/1998 Kirit Raval is appointed Solicitor-General of India.
5/9/1998 Playback singer Talat Mehmood, 75, passed away in Mumbai.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/6/1775Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.
5/12/1930R. H. Tahiliyani, former Navy Chief of India Admiral, was born.
8/25/1981Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra leader, elected the President of Congress.
3/12/1992The four-member break-away group of Telugu Desam recognised by Lok Sabha speaker.
3/12/1992Saint Gyaneshwar passed away. (Samadhee).
1/16/1985Balram Jakhar elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
8/27/1995Andhra Pradesh Governor asks N T Rama Rao to prove his majority on 31st following a split in the Telugu Desam party.
1/4/1931Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, great orator, eminent journalist, fighter and one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, died at London during the first Round Table Conference. He was closely associated to Mahatma Gandhi and took active part in Civil Disobedience Movement.
12/9/1946The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliment after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.
1/15/1899Musaffir, Giani Gurmukh Singh, writer and politician, was born at Udhwal (Pakistan).