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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
04/16/1801 Warrior Vithoji Holkar of Peshwa kingdom was assassinated.
04/16/1848 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Telegu author and social reformer, was born in Andhra Pradesh.
04/16/1853 The first Railway Train on Indian sub-continent ran over a streach of 21 miles i.e. 35 kms from Bombay to Thane. In the inauguration ceremony, 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left Bori Bunder (presently C.S.T.) at 3.30 pm, amidst the loud applause of a vast multitude and to the salute of 21 guns.
04/16/1903 Kalka-Simla Railway line section was opened for public conveyance.
04/16/1918 Lalita Pawar, famous actress of Indian film industry, was born.
04/16/1918 Spike Milligan, famous actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), was born in India.
04/16/1930 Baba Kanshi Ram, freedom fighter and social reformer, was arrested by British police.
04/16/1930 Rioting continues in India as British police fire on mob of 10,000.
04/16/1934 Ram Damodar Naik was born in Sangli (Maharashtra).
04/16/1958 Raghuram Adwai Bhat, great Indian left-arm spinner 1983-84, was born at Mangalore.
04/16/1959 Raurkela Iron Project's first furnace started functioning.
04/16/1962 Third Lok Sabha constituted after the third general election in India. J. L. Nehru forms the third Congress ministry.
04/16/1963 Gopal Singh Nepali, famous poet, passed away.
04/16/1966 Nandlal Bose, who established modern painting in Bengal, passed away.
04/16/1974 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhanakrishnan, former President of India, Philosophist and litterateur, passed away.
04/16/1976 The govt. announces its new birth-control program to curb population growth.
04/16/1980 Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final.
04/16/1991 President's rule imposed in Haryana.
04/16/1992 Arjun Singh, Pawar, Antony win CWC polls.
04/16/1992 The PM gives a new slogan to the nation, 'Desh banao, desh bachao'.
04/16/1993 The Supreme Court stays the operation of M.P. High Court's order quashing President's rule in the state.
04/16/1996 Narasimha Rao, PM, visits Kerala (2 days).
04/16/1997 Govt. orders foreign and domestic airlines to install air safety systems by the end of 1998. Aircraft with more than 30 seats that do not have Airborne Collision Avoidance System and transponders not to be allowed into Indian airpace from 1/1/99.
04/16/1997 Anupama Gokhale wins National women's `A' chess in Calcutta.
04/16/1997 G. Kishenchand, former Indian Test cricketer, died.
04/16/2000 India wins the second leg of the pre-olympic hockey tournament at Perth.


Other Historical Dates and Events
04/03/1987S.H. Vatsyayan passed away.
09/26/1793Rani Rashmoni, great nationalist and social worker, was born in Kona village, 24 Parganas (north), West Bengal.
04/04/1997World Bank Atlas for 1997 put India as world's fifth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity estimated around $1318 trillion.
02/21/1993Naxals free Andhra Pradesh Congress (I) MLA P.Balaraju and a govt. official after 22 days in captivity.
01/16/1681Sambhaji was crowned as the successor of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a function held at Raigad Fort.
08/04/1931Narendra Shankar Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), was born in Bombay.
04/11/1913Iron ropes bridge known as 'Laxman Jhula' was constructed over Ganga at Hrishikesh 
04/16/1801Warrior Vithoji Holkar of Peshwa kingdom was assassinated.
05/26/1998S. Chandrasekar, scientist, was selected for the Niels Bohr-UNESCO gold medal.
03/25/1927Leslie Claudius, India field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.