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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/17/1601 Akbar, after eight month's siege, entered Asirgarh one of the strongest forts in India.
1/17/1771 Govind Patwardhan Mirajkar, first Rao of Peshwai, passed away.
1/17/1833 William Rush, Indian sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), passed away.
1/17/1888 Babu Gulab Rai, famous Hindi essy writer, critic and historian, was born.
1/17/1889 Shri Baldev Ramji Mirdha, great social worker, leader and politician, was born in village Kuchera, district Nagaur of Rajasthan.
1/17/1905 Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar was born at Dahanu near Bombay. He discovered the shortest possible routes to solve mathematical problems. In 1927, he won the wrangler R. P. Paranjpe Mathematical Prize for an Original Piece of work in mathematics. He discovered 'Kaprekar Constant' in 1946. It is the number ""6174"". The constant 6174 is arrived at and this number then generates itself into one set of numbers called ""self numbers"" that is also known by his name. Kaprekar passed away in 1988.
1/17/1908 Akkineni Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, film producer, was born.
1/17/1909 Bejoy Kumar Sinha, journalist and social worker, was born at Kanpur.
1/17/1913 Yadvendra Singh, HH LtG. Maharaja of Patial, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India vs England), was born in Patiala, Punjab.
1/17/1917 Dr. Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran, (M.G.R.), Indian film star, politician and charismatic Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was born at Kandy, Sri Lanka. He was also the founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhaga (AIADMK).
1/17/1922 T. A. Pai, former Central Minister and bank expert, was born.
1/17/1923 Rangey Raghav, famous hindi writer, was born.
1/17/1925 Abdul Hafeez Kardar, cricketer (Pakistan 1st Test captain, previously played for India), was born in Lahore.
1/17/1933 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims), was born.
1/17/1941 Subhashchandra Bose went underground at Calcutta. He appeared in Moscow after sone days.
1/17/1952 The pension work of CDA (Factories), Calcutta and the Defence civilians in ordnance factories was transferred to the office of the CDA (P), Allahabad.
1/17/1981 Central Government offers full statehood to Mizoram.
1/17/1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test vs England.
1/17/1987 Tata Football Academy was opened in Tatanagar.
1/17/1989 Colonel J. K. Bajaj was the first Indian to reach the geographic South Pole.
1/17/1992 Shankar Ramchandra (Mamrao Date), veteran journalist, passed away.
1/17/1993 LTTE commander Sadasivan Krishnakumar alias Kittu was killed in a ship blaze off Madras coast.
1/17/1997 Government rules out granting dual citizenship to NRIs.
1/17/1997 Supreme Court bans all non-forest activities including running of saw mills and mining in forest areas.
1/17/1999 Madhya Pradesh won its maiden Wills Trophy championship, defeating Bengal in the final of the limited overs cricket championship in Calcutta.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
4/15/1874Tryambak Sitaram Karkhanis, founder of `Maharashtra Natak Mandali', was born.
3/31/1977N. K. Mukarji was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-03-1980.
10/29/1996Kamini' (Kalpakkam Mini), a 30 KW research reactor which uses man-made Uranium-233 as fuel and the only working reactor of its kind in the world, attains 'criticality'.
10/11/1993CBI files chargesheet against stock-broker Hiten Dalal and 3 others for defrauding Canbank Mutual Fund over Rs.102 crore.
9/12/1990Konkan Railway project formally launched with the opening of a project office in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State.
8/15/1947At the stroke of midnight, India is free after 163 years of British Raj. At the same time Muslims win a degree of freedom from Hindus. They have their own separate dominion Pakistan in the British Commonwealth Sect.
4/30/1977Nine Congress-ruled states placed under President's rule. Janata Party formed.
6/5/1929S.V. Subramanian, great Hindi writer, was born at Virakeralanpudur, Tamil Nadu.
5/21/1923Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit', editor of monthly magazine, was born.
3/8/1864Hari Narayan Apte, a well known Marathi writer who popularised social and historical themes in his novels, was born. He presided over the 8th Marathi Sahitya Sammelen in 1912.