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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/05/1676 East India company got authority from the King of England to mint Indian currencies 'Rupee and Paise' coins in Bombay.
10/05/1805 Lord Charles Cornwallis, Governor General, died of ill health at Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh.
10/05/1864 Cyclone destroyed most of Calcutta city in which approximately 50,000 people died.
10/05/1868 Laxmi Narayan Barua, Assamia novelist, was born.
10/05/1878 First Indian circus was played by Vishnu Moreshwar Chhatre of Sangli at Mumbai.
10/05/1890 Kishorlal Ghanshyamlal Mashruwala, great thinker and philosopher of Gandhi era, was born.
10/05/1907 British MP Keir Hardie reported fomenting rebellion in India.
10/05/1932 Madhavrao Laxmanrao Apte, cricketer (7 Tests for India, 1 century), was born in Bombay.
10/05/1949 A. K. Pillai, great social reformer and politician, died.
10/05/1957 Nehru becomes the first recipient of the key of Hiroshima Peace City.
10/05/1989 Dalai Lama was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize (1989).
10/05/1989 Meerasahib Fatima Beevi, former High Court judge from Kerala, was named the first woman judge of the Supreme Court.
10/05/1990 Parliament passed the 76th Amendment Bill to extend President's rule in Punjab for another six months from November 10, 1990.
10/05/1990 Dr. Rajkumar Varma, famous Hindi journalist and playwright, died.
10/05/1991 Ramnath Goenka, journalist and founder chairman of the Indian Express Newspapers Group, died at the age of 87 years.
10/05/1991 Vinayakrao Devrukhkar, famous playwright, novelist and editor of a daily newspaper 'Sandhya', died.
10/05/1993 CBI chargesheeted 40 in Ayodhya case. Advani, Joshi and Bal Thackeray were among the accused.
10/05/1993 Geet Sethi retained World Billiards title by beating Mike Russel.
10/05/1997 Dr. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman to become an astronaut. (year 1997 or Oct. 5, 1998)
10/05/1997 Kiran Bedi, India's first woman police officer, was awarded the Joseph Beuys prize for her work in reforming the largest prison of the country.
10/05/1997 Leander-Mahesh win China Open ATP Tour doubles event.
10/05/1999 India decides not to attend the special meet on CTBT.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/05/1892John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, biologist, was born at Oxford.
04/01/1933Indian Air Force was established at Drigh Road in Karachi (now in Pakistan). Subroto Mukherjee and four other officers were inducted as pilots when the first Indian Air Force Squadron was formed. The first aircraft flight joined the Indian Air Force, at that time it possessed a strength of six RAF-trained officers and 19 Havai Sepoys (literally, air soldiers); its aircraft inventory comprised four Westland Wapiti II. A army co-operation biplaned at Drigh Road as the ""A"" Flight nucleus of the planned No.1 (Army Co-operation) Squadron.
06/27/1917Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), was born in Maharashtra.
03/26/1977Morarji Desai, the new Prime Minister, forms his Cabinet.
07/08/1954Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated world's longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam canal at Punjab.
12/23/1930The British governor of Punjab was wounded in an assassination attempt.
04/21/1992UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali visits New Delhi.
12/22/1998The Patents Bill gets Rajya Sabha approval.
09/14/1992Three days of heavy rains cause flooding in northern India and Pakistan claiming 2,500 lives.
05/16/1946Gandhiji's Cabinet Mission announces Plan.