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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Guru Angad, Sikh Guru, was born.
4/23/1751 Gilbert Aliat Minto, governor general of East India Company, was born.
4/23/1774 British Commander Colonel Chapman defeated Rohilla's army and captured Ruhelkhand.
4/23/1795 East India Company gave Warren Hastings a grant of the money and he was honourably acquitted of the charges.
4/23/1858 Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.
4/23/1913 Dhananjay Vithal Keer, famous biogropher, was born.
4/23/1926 Madhavrao Sapre, great political leader, passed away.
4/23/1928 Narasimha Murtey, educationist, was born at Nandur, A.P.
4/23/1929 Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.
4/23/1929 The Fate of the Outlaw', a 7-reel film produced by Majestic Film Co. was prohibited by the Board of Censors, Bombay, on April 23 on the grounds that the film glorifieds crime.
4/23/1930 Riots break out in Peshawar; 20 Indians shot down after killing of three Britishers.
4/23/1938 Viceroy Lord Linlithgow opens the hydro-electric scheme at Malakand.
4/23/1946 Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, exchanging its Spitfire Vllls for Mk XlVs in October and arriving in Japan aboard HMS vengence.
4/23/1955 Political Committee of Asian-African Conference at Bandung adopted an Indian resolution calling for a ban on atomic weapons.
4/23/1959 Peking Radio reports say that Chinese troops defeated rebels in south-eastern Tibet and have closed Tibet's borders with India and Burma.
4/23/1968 Bade Gulam Ali Khan, famous ghazal singer, passed away.
4/23/1987 Supreme Court in a judgement confers Hindu widows absolute ownership of property under Hindu Succession Act 1956.
4/23/1991 Major parties agree to have polls in Punjab.
4/23/1992 Satyajit Ray, internationally famous Indian film producer-director, Bharat Ratna Awardee, passed away at the age of 70.
4/23/1994 Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, former Indian Union Muslim League president, floats a new party - the Indian National League.
4/23/2000 Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/28/1903Shantanu L. Kirloskar, great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).
11/16/1877Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia, professor, pioneer and innovator, died. He was the first Indian who was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, London. He introduced lighting by gas and was the first to build ""INDUS"", a steam-ship in India in 1833. He also introduced sewing machine, photography and electro-plat
4/8/1897Henrich Von Stephan, famous General Postal Union and freedom fighter, passed away.
2/20/1968Dr Prafulla Kumar Sen and others performed the first ever heart transplantion in Asia. The operation was performed by the Indian surgeons at K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay.
1/18/1972Vinod Ganpat Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), was born in Bombay.
9/12/1912T. A. Ramachandran, cricket Test Umpire of one test during 1948-49, was born in Tamil Nadu.
2/26/1946Mrinal Pandey, famous Hindi columnist, was born.
9/10/1999Top seeds Bhupathi and Paes finished runners-up in the US Open doubles, losing to Sebastien Lareau and Alex O'Brien in the final.
7/23/1964Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
11/25/1890Radheshyam, famous stage, film actor and director, was born.