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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/14/1862 Bombay High Court was established for Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu territory. This court has benches at Nagpur, Panaji and Aurangabad.
8/14/1896 Gandhiji published ""The Green Pamphlet"" at Rajkot and then toured to Bombay, Madras, Poona and Calcutta educating Indians in regard to grievances of South African Indians.
8/14/1900 S. K. Patil, Congress leader, was born.
8/14/1920 Rushikesh Mulgaonkar, Air Chief Marshal (1976-78), was born.
8/14/1942 Usha Mehta, freedom fighter, started broadcasting from a secret transmitter on the wave length of 42.84 meters. This channel was used for freedom movement telecasts.
8/14/1947 Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania was appinted as the Chief Justice of India. He was in this office till 05/11/1951.
8/14/1947 Pakistan was partitioned from India. Gandhiji hailed the following day as one of rejoicing for deliverance from British bondage.
8/14/1954 'State Carrom Association' was established in Mumbai.
8/14/1968 Week-long flood death toll reaches 1,000.
8/14/1968 Pravin Kalyan Amre, cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992), was born in Bombay.
8/14/1980 Centre nationalizes Maruti company.
8/14/1987 Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1890-1988), Frontier Gandhi. He is the first non-Indian to receive this honour.
8/14/1987 A soldier in a guard of honor attacks Indian Prime Minister Gandhi with his rifle butt at Sri Lanka.
8/14/1993 15 bus passengers massacred in J&K.
8/14/1993 New governors for MP, Bihar, West Bengal & Tripura.
8/14/1996 Amrit Rai, son of Munshi Premchand, died.
8/14/1997 Special session of Parliament to commemorate 50 years of independence.
8/14/1998 Classical vocalist Shamshad Begum, who enthralled radio listeners in the 30s and 40s, died in Mumbai.
8/14/1998 The Government transferred Revenue Secretary N. K. Singh and Finance Secretary Montek Singh Ahluwalia.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/2/1932Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, famous Ragi and reluctant politician, was born in Sangrur's backward Gadarhiani village.
1/30/1993Dr. Syvatoslav Roerich, 89, renowned painter and husband of film actress Devika Rani, passed away.
4/13/1993Bhupan Hazarika wins Phalke Award for 1992.
9/15/1909Thiru Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai, ''Anna'', founder of DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, also an editor, writer, orator and patriot, was born in a weaver community of Kanchipuram.
2/28/1919Gandhiji signs Satyagraha Pledge to secure withdrawal of Rowlatt Bills.
4/11/1993Laxmanrao Madhav Bhide, senior freedom fighter and history expert, passed away.
1/2/1990Capt. Nivedita Bhasin, 26, becomes the youngest woman pilot in world civil aviation history to command a jet aircraft.
11/22/1968Lok Sabha passed notification to change the name of Madras state as Tamil Nadu.
9/4/1983INSAT-1B runs into snag, its solar array fails to deploy fully.
10/25/1980Sahir Ludhiyanvi, famous Urdu poet, died.