Today In History

1600

Akbar captured Ahmednagar.

1757

The first rupee coin was minted in Calcutta by the East India Company.

1887

S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.

1909

On this day in 1909, the first race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500. In front of some 12,000 spectators, automotive engineer Louis Schwitzer won the two-lap, five-mile inaugural race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 19, 1909.

1910

Sister Alphonsa, teacher and social worker, was born at Kudamaloor, Kerala.

1916

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India , was born.

1934

Dr. Hiralal died. He was a distinguished historian and contributed numerous articles to ‘Indian Antiquary’, ‘Epigraphia Indica’, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc. He was also an honorary correspondent in Archaeology to the Government of India.

1934

On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler , already chancellor, was also elected president of Germany in an unprecedented consolidation of power in the short history of the republic.

1944

The last Japanese troops driven out of India.

1946

Bill Clinton was born

1946

Cabinet Mission ‘s plan announced an interim government, which was formed by reconstituting the Viceroy’s Executive Council. The Muslim League took umbrage and started direct action. Riots broke out as Muslims attacked Hindu’s in Calcutta and the rest of Bengal. The Viceroy persuaded the Muslim League to join the government. But the League declined to join the Constituent Assembly unless the demand for a seperate state of “Pakistan” was concerned.

1970

Cambodia and the U.S. signed a military aid agreement worth $40 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971. The equipment included small arms, ammunition, communications equipment, spare parts and training funds.

1976

Nagarjun Sagar University established in Andhra Pradesh.

1977

Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.9 on the Richter Scale hits Indian Ocean. It is believed to be the strongest ever earthquake.

1992

K.R.Narayanan elected the ninth Vice President of India .

1994

Rupee made fully convertible on current account.

1999

India’s role in ASEAN , ARF is lauded at a colloquium in Singapore.

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