Today in Indian History
Events for February 12
12-February-1742 Nana Phadnavis, one of the important members of Peshwa kingdom and the Maratha master-diplomat, was born.
12-February-1794 Alijabahadar Mahadaji Shinde passed away.
12-February-1824 Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati Arya Samaj, metaphysician, social reformer, religious leader, was born at Moorvi. (12/2 or 2/9).
12-February-1871 Charles Freer Andrews, great social worker, humanitarian, leader and a true friend of India, was born in New-Castle-on-Tyne in U.K.
12-February-1882 Satyendranath Dutt, famous Bengali poet, was born.
12-February-1890 Shastri A. R. Krishna was born.
12-February-1922 Mahatma Gandhi announce the withdrawal of non-cooperation movement.
12-February-1928 Bardoli Satyagrah (Gujarat) was led by Vallabhbhai Patel against the Bombay government’s decision to hike the revenue on cotton by 22 percent while its prices declined Internationally. Ultimately the govenment quashed the hike.
12-February-1928 Lalit Mohan Sharma, former Chief Justice of Supreme Court, was born.
12-February-1932 Roby James Francis D. Silva, great industrialist, artist and designer, was born at Bombay.
12-February-1946 14 killed in Calcutta riots; Muslim leader Jinnah threatens civil war.
12-February-1949 Gundappa Ranganath Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s), was born in Bhadravati, Mysore. He received Padmashree (1971) and Arjun Award (1978).
12-February-1960 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.
12-February-1985 Fire aboard M.V. Chidambaram, an Indian liner sailing from Singapore to Madras, killed 34 people.
12-February-1987 Mahamayaprasad Sinha, former Chief Minister of Bihar, passed away.
12-February-1990 The Berlin Wall is taken down February 12. Germany is reunited over the next year. Warsaw Pact is dissolved.
12-February-1990 Assembly election in Manipur.
12-February-1993 Kapil Dev crosses 400 wickets and 5000 runs in test cricket.
12-February-1993 The baggage rules relaxed further.
12-February-1995 Maramon Centenary Convention, (the biggest Christian gathering in Asia) begins in Kerala.
12-February-1995 The 3-phase-budget session begins with the address of President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma in the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
12-February-1996 Former Union Minister Kalpanath Rai sent to Tihai jail for allegedly harbouring members of mafia don Dawood Ibrahim’s gang.
12-February-1996 President S.D. Sharma in Kerala.
12-February-1997 Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab for third time.
12-February-1997 Standard Bank tri-series final between India and South Africa abandoned due to rain.
12-February-1998 Om Prakash, 78, Hindi film comedian, passed away in Mumbai.
12-February-1999 The Centre dismisses the Rabri Devi Government in Bihar and imposes President’s rule.
12-February-2000 Ashok Shandilya wins the men’s title in the National Billiards championship in Bangalore.
12-February-2000 Charles Schultz (77), the creator of the immensely popular “”Peanuts” comic strip featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy, dies of colon cancer at his home in San Francisc
12-February-2000 17 persons, including 12 police personnel, die as naxalites strike terror during the first phase of polling for the Bihar Assembly.