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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/16/1911 Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
5/16/1926 Manik Varma, famous singer, was born.
5/16/1932 Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
5/16/1933 Shani, writer of novel 'Kalajal' and film 'Shaukin', was born.
5/16/1945 Prahraj Gopalchandra, modern author of Oria language, passed away.
5/16/1946 Gandhiji's Cabinet Mission announces Plan.
5/16/1960 International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
5/16/1975 Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
5/16/1975 Sikkim annexed principality and was declared as the 22nd state of Indian Union.
5/16/1986 V. Shantaram, 75, was chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
5/16/1994 Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
5/16/1995 Government of India decides not to extend the validity of TADA Act.
5/16/1996 Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days (from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [techinally till 01-06-1996]), although his ability to govern effectively is in doubt.
5/16/1998 India rejects China's charges on N-tests.
5/16/1999 Senior Congress leaders oppose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister.


Other Historical Dates and Events
2/26/1858Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam).
9/3/1983U.S. Census reports world population at 4.72 billion. China has 1.05 billion and India 731 million.
1/1/1981This year was announced to be observed as the ""International Year for the Disabled"".
3/17/1920Mujiburr Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was born in Tungipara now in Bangladesh.
10/16/1999Dr. Najma Heptulla, Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, is elected president of the 138-nation Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
5/17/1897Dhirendra Varma, famous linguist, was born.
3/23/1911Indranath Bandopadhyay, Bengali comedy writer and journalist, passed away.
1/5/1968Government of India accepts the administrative reforms commission's recommendation to appoint a Lok Pal.
11/19/1985Lall Singh, cricketer (one Test for India 1932), passed away.
6/8/199255-60\% polling takes place in the Andhra, Bihar, W. Bengal and Delhi by-elections.