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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal arrived at Cochin as Viceroy of India.
Jesuit father and first Englishman S.J.Thomas Stephens arrived at Goa in a Portuguese ship. He settled here and died in 1619.
10/24/1605 Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.
10/24/1657 Kalyan and Bhiwandi came under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
10/24/1789 Jean C Baud, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1834-6), was born
10/24/1827 Viceroy Lord Rippan (1880-1884) was born
10/24/1851 First official telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Daimond Harbour spanning 33.8 km.
10/24/1856 Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.
10/24/1868 Balasaheb Pantpratinidhi, king of Aundh and painter, was born.
10/24/1890 Shishirkumar Mitra, Physics expert, was born in Calcutta.
10/24/1904 Lalchand Hirachand, famous industialist, was born.
10/24/1930 Raj Bagri, Indies and British merchant in metal, was born.
10/24/1933 Govindjee, famous scientist, was born in Allahabad, U.P. He found cutting plant sections easier than dissection of animals.
10/24/1934 Mahatma Gandhi quits Indian Indian National Congress in struggle over tactics.
10/24/1934 Arvindrao Laxmanrao Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav scored 8 & 7 runs in one Test), was born in Bombay.
10/24/1938 Farooq Rehmany Mohammad, journalist, social reformer and political worker, was born at Bandipur.
10/24/1945 UNO Day.
10/24/1953 Selection of the Dassault Ouragan fighter from France at this time reflected the decision to initiate diversification of supply sources. The first four of over 100 Ouragans, or 'Toofanis' as they were to become known in the IAF, reached Palam Airport from France and this type re-equipped Nos.8, 3 and 4 Squadrons in that order.
10/24/1954 Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Congress leader, died.
10/24/1955 Ghulam Ahmad Hasan Muhammad Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman vs England 1982), was born in Kalusta, Maharashtra.
10/24/1966 Yugoslavia, UAR call on the US at New Delhi to stop bombing of North Vietnam.
10/24/1975 Bounded labour system was abolished by Ordinance
10/24/1984 First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.
10/24/1990 BJP-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' in protest against L. K. Advani's arrest evokeed mixed response.
10/24/1991 Ismat Chugtai, famous Urdu author, social worker and campaigner for justice for women, died at the age of 80 years.
10/24/1992 Narmada, World Bank sets time to correct defects.
10/24/1994 Justice Ahmad Mushabber Ahmadi sworn in as Chief Justice of India.
10/24/1994 The Supreme Court refused to answer Presidential reference on Ayodhya and acquisition of disputed land was upheld.
10/24/1995 A total eclipse of the sun witnessed from India to Vietnam.
10/24/1995 Total solar eclipse seen over Rajasthan, UP, Bihar and West Bengal, while partial eclipse seen in the rest of the country.
10/24/1997 Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
10/24/2000 Hyrunnisa, suspected to be the key accused in the Kollam liquor tragedy, nabbed along with her husband and a worker in her shop in Guruvayur.
10/24/2000 Delhi High Court admitted the appeal of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao against the lower court judgement in the JMM MPs' bribery case.
10/24/2000 Sitaram Kesri (81), former Congress President, died at the AIIMS in New Delhi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/5/1906Ursula Jeans, actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon), was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
3/2/1952Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Bihar, formally inaugurated by Nehru. It was the first Government owned company.
8/25/1919Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal, former Chief Minister of Bihar and President of Mandal Commission, was born.
12/14/1999G.M.C. Balayogi, Lok Sabha speaker, presents a draft for over Rs. 32 lakhs to the Prime Minister for the Kargil Fund.
10/10/1978Rohini Khadilkar, fifteen years old, became the first woman to win the national chess championship. Presently, she is the editor of a leading Marathi newspaper of Mumbai 'Nava Kaal'.
11/5/1951Western Railways and Central Railways were formed in Bombay; seperate Time Tables were setup.
3/24/1987First developmental launch of new generation rocket ASLV 'Stretched Rohini Satellite Series' (SROSS-1). This carried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for gamma ray astronomy. This plunged within two minutes and 40 seconds of its launching.
5/14/1993Bombay High Court upholds Goa C.M. Ravi Naik's disqualification by speaker under anti-defection bill.
1/14/1994Marathwada University renamed as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University.
3/15/1997Lok Sabha passes Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1997.