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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/10/1909 Gandhiji arrives in London with the assistance of Lord Ampthill and works ceaselessly to educate influential British leaders and the public, and also to move Imperial authorities.
7/10/1924 Johannes B van Heutsz, Governor General of Dutch Indies (1904-09), died at the age of 73.
7/10/1927 Ganga Ram, great social reformer and founder of Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, died in England while functioning as an active member of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. He was against dowry and child marriages and advocated widow re-marriage and also established institutions for vocational education and education for adults.
7/10/1949 Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, great Indian cricket player (opener, 10,122 Test runs), was born in Bombay. He has received Arjun Award (1975) and Padma Bhushan (1980).
7/10/1964 Bangalore University was established in Karnataka.
7/10/1965 First NCC (National Cadet Corps) College for training girls started at Gwalior.
7/10/1971 Kochin University was established in Kerala.
7/10/1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24 people in Chandka Forest, India.
7/10/1977 The Planning Commission decides to introduce Rolling Plan concept.
7/10/1978 'Mahatma Phule Backward Class Development Corporation' (Mahatma Phule Magaswarg Vikas Mahamandal) was established.
7/10/1984 White Paper on Punjab released by Union Government.
7/10/1991 Shivraj Patil of Congress elected Speaker of 10th Lok Sabha.
7/10/1991 C. G. Pandit, famous scientist and Padmabhushan awardee, died.
7/10/1992 Dr. Najma Heptulla re-elected Dy. Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
7/10/1992 SROSS-C placed in orbit. Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2A), first indigenously-built satellite of second-generation INSAT series launched from Kourore. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service.
7/10/1992 P.Chidambaram,Union Minister, resigns owning responsibility for investing in 'Fairgrowth'.
7/10/1994 Ramrao Raghoba Rane, Paramveer Chakra awardee, died.
7/10/1996 Budget session of Parliament begins.
7/10/1997 Fijian Senate approves new Constitution that removes radical restrictions on political power of Indian community, which makes up almost half the population.
7/10/1997 Malleswari earns India's first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship in Beijing.
7/10/1997 Rafiq Sadiq, Congress(I) leader, escapes attempt on life when armed militants ambush motorcade near Achabal in South Anantnag, Kashmir valley.
7/10/1998 India says it wont sign the CTBT unconditionally and invites Pakistan to join in disarmament efforts.
7/10/1999 The Delhi police arrest Mohammad Javed alias Babu Bhai, an accused in the Jain Hawala case.
7/10/2000 Pete Sampras wins his 7th singles Wimbledon title and his 13th Grand Slam title overtaking Roy Emerson's 12 titles.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/19/1907Acharya Hajariprasad Dwivedi was born.
9/6/1999Vyjayanthimala Bali, former Congress (I) MP, joins the BJP.
10/29/1988Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya, freedom fighter and political leader, passed away.
2/8/1881Faiyaj Khan, famous Indian classical singer, was born.
8/22/2000Parliament okays two Constitutional Amendment Bills restoring relaxations in marks for promotion in government jobs to SC/STs and exempting Arunachal from reservation for SCs.
11/14/1993Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who quit JD, joins BJP.
1/21/1910Ramnath Anandilal Poddar, great industrialist, was born.
8/10/1979Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian Space launch vehicle, failed to be placed in orbit.
3/10/1997Maharashtra government renames Osmanabad as Dharashiva.
11/1/1996Michael Jackson show at Andheri sports complex in Mumbai.