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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/31/1756 Jose Cusodio Faria was born in Candolim of Goa. He was a revolutionary scientist and also known as Abbe Faria.
5/31/1818 Samachar Darpan, the first vernacular newspaper, was published in Bengali language by Carey and Marshman from Serampore.
5/31/1891 Buddhagaya Mahabodhi Society, an organization to encourage Buddhist studies in India and abroad, was established by a Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala.
5/31/1921 Suresh Hariprasad Joshi, modern Gujarati poet, story writer and critic, was born.
5/31/1926 Probir ""Khokhan"" Sen, cricket wicket-keeper (India in late 40's/early 50's), was born.
5/31/1928 Pankaj Khirod Roy, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad), was born in Calcutta. He was the recipient of Padmashree (1975).
5/31/1947 Gandhiji declares that peace must precede partition, and he would not be party to India's vivisection.
5/31/1968 F.V. Arul became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 06/05/71).
5/31/1970 Indira Gandhi called for international help as the civil war in Bangladesh, or East Pakistan, had turned two million people into refugees. Many of them were suffering from cholera and smallpox. The authorities of West Pakistan refused to care for them, and India couldn't afford to.
5/31/1973 Mohan Kumaramangalam, Central Minister, died in an air crash near Delhi.
5/31/1977 Major Premchand and Naik Nima Dorji Sherpa, in the team on Indian Army Treckers, reached the peak of Kanchenjunga. They were amongst the first Indians to reach this peak.
5/31/1981 First developmental launch of SLV-3, Rohini (RS-D1) placed in orbit. It was used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.
5/31/1987 Daman and Diu to remain as union territories after Goa becomes the 25th state of India.
5/31/1988 Dwarika Prasad Mishra, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, passed away.
5/31/1994 Pandit Samtaprasad, famous Tabla player, passed away.
5/31/1995 Statute Bill, a constitutional amendment bill, introduced in Lok Sabha to extend reservation in jobs and in promotion for SCs and STs.
5/31/1996 J. H. Patel sworn in Karnataka CM.
5/31/1997 Fourth National Games opened at Bangalore.
5/31/1998 B. R. Rawat, an Indian diplomat, is assaulted by a Pakistani private security guard in Islamabad.
5/31/1998 India rejects mediation on issues with Pakistan, reiterates its commitment to address outstanding issues bilaterally.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/31/1998Mahmud Gawan was appointed as Prime Minister, an office which he held till his execution.
8/6/1992A 30-member JPC constituted to probe the security scam.
12/16/1952Sri Ramalu Potiu sacrificed his life for the demand of seperate Andhra Pradesh state for the Telugu- speaking people.
4/29/1998The Reserve Bank reduces the bank rate by one point from 10 per cent in its monetary and credit policy for the first half of 1998- 99.
11/27/1935Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), was born in Delhi
9/23/1858Grant Duf, historian who studied Maratha history, died.
1/14/1946Two jetties collapse in Ganges; 160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed.
12/30/1949India recognizes People's Republic of China.
7/6/1787Robert founded Indian Botanic Garden near Calcutta by Kyd on 273 acres of land.
12/31/1995Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC., became the Air Officer Commanding, Indian Air Force. He was in this office till 31/Dec/1998.