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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/3/1780 British officer captain Bruce conquered Gwalior fort under Major Popham after defeating Sindhiya.
8/3/1886 Maithili Sharan Gupta, first man of modern Hindi poetry and literature, writer, patriot and social worker, was born at Chirgaon village near Jhansi.
8/3/1890 Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, was born at Varanasi.
8/3/1898 Udayshankar Bhatt, modern Hindi dramatist, poet and novelist, was born.
8/3/1900 Nana Patil, great revolutionary, was born.
8/3/1905 Uma Datt Sraswat, famous writer, was born at Biswan in U.P.
8/3/1930 Jai Prakash, educationist, was born at Jaunpur.
8/3/1930 Vyanktesh Bapuji Ketkar, famous astrologist and researcher, died.
8/3/1939 Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.
8/3/1947 Shetkari Kamgar Party was established at Devachi Alandi.
8/3/1954 Atomic Energy Department established.
8/3/1957 Devdas Gandhi, son of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhiji and noted journalist, passed away.
8/3/1960 Gopal Sharma, great Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), was born in Kanpur.
8/3/1967 Rasiklal Das, great revolutionary, died.
8/3/1970 Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, first women career diplomat, appointed ambassador to Hungary.
8/3/1984 Bomb attack at Madras airport claims 32 lives.
8/3/1985 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service goes to Baba Amte.
8/3/1991 About 280 kgs of gold ornaments valued at $15 million, which had been deposited in the Portuguese bank in Goa by its natives, flown back to India.
8/3/1993 Bill to regulate cable TV introduced in Rajya Sabha.
8/3/1993 Government assures Lok Sabha that it will revive the proposal for a multi-member election commission.
8/3/1994 The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal (25-2-96).
8/3/1995 Enron Power Project scrapped by Maharashtra government.
8/3/1996 Leander Paes wins a bronze (tennis) at Atlanta, bringing India an Olympic medal after a gap of 16 years.
8/3/1997 Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes win the doubles title in the Canadian Maurier Super Nine Doubles Open tennis championships held in Montreal.
8/3/1998 India's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-air missile ''Akash'' was test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea.
8/3/1998 35 persons were killed as Govind Towers at Bandra in Mumbai collapsed.


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/26/1985Rajiv Gandhi and Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq meet in Delhi and agree not to attack nuclear plants in each other's country.
10/19/1990The Government of India under an ordinance puts forward a three-point formula for Ayodhya issue: (i) to acquire the land (ii) other land may be given for building temple except the disputed one (iii) the issue may referred to Supreme Court for speedy solution.
5/8/1906Prannath Thapar, former General of India, was born.
10/20/1954Surendra Vithal Nayak "Suru Nayak", cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982), was born in Bom
10/5/1878First Indian circus was played by Vishnu Moreshwar Chhatre of Sangli at Mumbai.
11/17/1928Lala Lajpat Rai died in Lahore after being seriously wounded in the barbarous lathi charge of 30th October. He is referred as the ""Lion of Punjab"" or ""Punjab Kesari"" and is remembered as freedom fighter, nationalist, educationist, lawyer, thinker, writer, social reformer, orator and a passionate fighter for the revival of the ancient Indian culture and
9/2/1970President V. V. Giri inaugurated, Vivekanand Rock Memorial' at Kanyakumari.
10/13/1989Panchayati Raj and Nagarpalika Bills defeated in Rajya Sabha.
10/21/1954Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
5/20/1850Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, father of modern story writing in Marathi, was born.