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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/19/1796 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds.
5/19/1904 Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, passed away at Nauheim, Hesse-Nassau, France. He commenced cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
5/19/1908 Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story-writer, was born.
5/19/1911 K.N. Vaswani, educationist and Journalist, was born at Hyderabad, Sind.
5/19/1913 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, was born.
5/19/1951 Sukhdev Bihari Mishra of Mishra Brothers, first historian of Hindi litterateur, passed away.
5/19/1953 State to control production and distribution of minerals involved in atomic energy development.
5/19/1954 The Govt. of India constituted a National Film Board.
5/19/1956 The Indian govt. bans six U.S. and two British films for presenting a 'disparaging' impression of life in Africa, including 'African Queen' and 'Mogambo' at New Delhi.
5/19/1969 Cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh claiming 608 lives and rendering 20,000 homeless.
5/19/1971 Indian Navy's first submarine station started at 'Veer Bahu' in Visakhapatanam.
5/19/1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party run over by a train, killing 66 in truck, at 40 miles south of Pune.
5/19/1979 Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
5/19/1980 Dr. Ramashankar Shukla 'Rasal', famous writer, passed away.
5/19/1980 T. N. Raina, former General of India, passed away.
5/19/1982 Elections for Assemblies held in West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
5/19/1990 S. R. Bommai unanimously elected President of JD.
5/19/1991 About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
5/19/1992 Arjuna award for Tennis star Leander Paes and Hockey champion Jagbir Singh.
5/19/1993 Government decides to merge Vayudut with Indian Airlines.
5/19/1993 S. W. Sohoni, 4 Tests for India, 83 runs @ 16.6, 2 wkts @ 101, passed away.
5/19/2000 A `civil coup' in Fiji ousts the first ethnic Indian Prime Minister Mahendra Pal Choudhary. President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara proclaims a state of emergency.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/17/1994Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Punjabi poet, wins Saraswati Samman.
7/4/1897Alluri Seetaram Raju, freedom fighter, was born in a Kshatriya clan in Andhra Pradesh. He is rememberred as one of the great sons of India in the annals of Indian history who fought valiantly for his motherland in the early period of the freedom movement.
4/2/1997A division bench of Mumbai High Court holds that a married woman of a joint Hindu family can stake a claim to her father's property.
12/23/1989V. C. Pande was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 11-12-1990.
4/3/1984Soyuz T-11 carried three cosmonauts along with the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma to Salyut 7.
1/11/1986The Naval Dockyard Bombay celebrates its 250th Anniversary.
1/11/1973Rahul Dravid, cricket batsman, was born in Indore.
4/9/1669Aurangzeb issued a general order all the schools and temples of the infidels.
8/6/1905Chittaranjan Das ""Desh Bandhu"", freedom fighter and advocate, started an organisation named ""Swadeshi Mandali"". He also founded magazine named Narayana in 1914 and a Bengali weekly in 1922 and the daily 'Forward'.
10/20/1919Chaitanyabala Divatia, great author, was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.