Today In History – 8th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 8

8-March-1535 Bahadur Shah captured the fort of Chittor and then marched against the Mughal emperor.
8-March-1673 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort of Panhala.
8-March-1833 Vishwanath Narayan Mandalik, famous journalist, writer and social reformer, was born.
8-March-1864 Hari 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.
8-March-1921 Sahir Ludhiyanvi, famous film lyricist, was born.
8-March-1930 Mahatma Gandhi started civil disobedience movement continues in India.
8-March-1941 Sir Jorge Abraham Gearson, philologist and archealogist, passed away.
8-March-1948 Air India International was established for overseas services.
8-March-1957 Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, prominent leader in Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Mumbai province, passed away.
8-March-1963 Gursharan Singh Narainsingh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90), was born in Amritsar.
8-March-1986 L.K. Advani elected President of BJP.
8-March-1995 Dr. Duranand Kanhan Pillai, great litterateur of Malyali language, died.
8-March-1997 G. K. Moopanar unanimously elected first president of Tamil Maanila Congress.
8-March-1998 Indian Airlines operates two international flights with all women crew.
8-March-1999 The President formally revokes the proclamation imposing Central rule in Bihar after this was decided by the Union Cabinet earlier in the day.
8-March-2000 The Gujarat Government withdraws its January 3 notification, thus reimposing the ban on its employees from participating in RSS activities.

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