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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/23/1903 Chandra Shekhar Azad was born Today in 1903
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23rd, 1856
7/23/1856 Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher - Shar Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It is said that he won the crown but not the empire.
7/23/1856 Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped lay the foundation for India's independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
7/23/1898 Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, well known Bangla novelist, was born.
7/23/1904 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.
7/23/1906 Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.
7/23/1912 Kilachand Ambalal, great industrialist, was born.
7/23/1918 Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
7/23/1923 Navinchandra Chimanlal Pandya, great educationist, was born at Prantij, Ahmedabad.
7/23/1927 Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.
7/23/1933 Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
7/23/1956 India celebrates the birth centenary of Bal Gangadhar ""Lokmanya"" Tilak.
7/23/1964 Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
7/23/1976 Hari Chand at Montreal sets record for 10,000m in 28.48.72.
7/23/1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), died.
7/23/1990 Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev sign joint declaration committing their countries to building a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.
7/23/1991 Premdatt Paliwal, president of All India Forward Block, died.
7/23/1993 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was aunched by European Ariane launch vehicle.
7/23/1996 India's admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.
7/23/1996 R. Bhattacharji was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He is heading this office till date.
7/23/1997 India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
7/23/2000 Ram Jethmalani, Union Law Minister, quits the Cabinet after the Prime Minister shows him the door following the outbursts against the Chief Justice of India, Dr. A. S. Anand.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/3/1873Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay, famous Bengali short story writer and novelist, was born.
2/10/1931Capital of India shifted from Old Delhi to New Delhi, formal inauguration of New Delhi City took place.
7/29/1997India to revive 'Agni' Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile programme.
10/13/1999Atal Krishna Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India.
5/2/1953Declaration by the PM that India was opposed to joining any power-block in the event of another war.
7/11/1980Ebbie Kodiat, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Kuwait.
3/11/1881Ashley Eden unveiled in Calcutta Town Hall the first statue of Indians Ram Nath Tagore and Dwarkanath Tagore.
7/7/1763Britishers declared Mir Jafer as Nawab of Bengal.
1/26/1926V. G. Kanitkar, famous Marathi literatteur, was born.
1/26/1926King Birbal, renowned wit and one amongst the 'Navratna' of Emperor Akbar's Court, died in a war with Usuf Jard Kabile.