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Historical Event on 1/1/1903

A vast crowd thronged the great plain outside Delhi today, waiting to hear the declaration that King Edward VII was Emperor of India. The crowd, clothed in brilliantly colored garments, was largely composed of common people who had come to the durbar to see India's princes pledge their fealty to the Emperor . The Duke of Connaught, representing King Edward, sat on the left of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who sat on a throne surrounded by giant silver footstools. Lord Curzon spoke briefly, then read a message from the King, who expressed regret at not being present at the durbar and his wishes for ""the increasing prosperity of my Indian Empire."" Among the dignitaries in the amphi-theater were 600 veterans of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58.

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12/7/1993BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.
1/16/1919Nasikrao Khantadu Tirpude, former Duputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
3/1/1917J. F. Maden gave a preview of the first Bengali fiction film ""Satyawadi Raja Harischandra"".
1/31/1948Cities swept by riots in wake of Gandhi murder.