Today In History – 12th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 12

12-March-1612 Usman Khan Lohani, son of Isa Khan, was defeated in the battle of Nekujyal. He died as the last independent ruler of Bengal.
12-March-1911 Daman Div Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, first Chief Minister of Goa, was born.
12-March-1913 Yashvantrao Balvantrao Chavan, first Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
12-March-1917 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), was born in Karachi, India.
12-March-1930 Mahatma Gandhi started Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to break salt law. This march stretched of 375 km. was covered in 26 days with 78 followers. The whole of India joined the campaign to boycott foreign goods and refused to pay taxes. Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan or Frontier Gandhi started Khudai Kidmatgar movement in the North-West Frontier. The Government went back to its brutal force and about 90,000 people were imprisoned within a year. In Peshawar, the Gharwal regiment refused to shoot a demonstrator. In Nagaland Rani Gaidilita, a 13 year old girl raised the flag against the Britishers and was put into life imprisonment in 1932. Nehru hearing this uttered A day will come when India will remember her and Cherish her. She was released after Independence.
12-March-1938 Vijay Laxman Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17), was born in Amritsar.
12-March-1941 Chinese engineers leave to survey a route for the proposed 1,000-mile-long highway from Ningyuan, China to Assam, India.
12-March-1942 British troops vacate the Andaman in Gulf of Bengal.
12-March-1944 No. 7 Squadron, which had flown its Vengeances on some missions against dissident tribesmen in North Waziristan, started operations in the Arakan from an airstrip at Uderbund near Kumbigram.
12-March-1954 Indian National Academy of Letters “”Sahitya Academy”” inaugurated by Dr. Radhakrishna
12-March-1967 Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India for the second time after winning the General Elections.
12-March-1969 Reactor Research Centre established at Kalpakkam. On 18th December 1985, it was renamed as Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research.
12-March-1972 Vote gives Indira Gandhi 70 \% of regional seats.
12-March-1988 After 58 years in the commemoration of Dandi March, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi performed the 32 kms Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram.
12-March-1988 Samresh Basu, famous Bengali writer, passed away.
12-March-1991 Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray admits to an Opposition-sponsored motion for removal of the Supreme Court Judge V. Ramaswamy for alleged misappropriation of public funds, and sets up a three-Judge committee to investigate.
12-March-1992 A devastating wave of car-bomb explosions killed an estimated 300 people and injured hundreds more today in the large western Indian port city of Bombay. The first blast ripped through the city’s stock exchange building, and minutes later a dozen slightly less powerful explosions rocked the bustling city center.The bomb attacks appeared to have been part of a carefully planned operation.The devices were clearly meant to cause maximum loss of life and damage to property.
12-March-1992 Centenary celebrations held at Kasturba Hospital for Infections diseases. (CIVIC).
12-March-1992 India and the US decide to hold joint naval exercises in the Indian ocean.
12-March-1992 The four-member break-away group of Telugu Desam recognised by Lok Sabha speaker.
12-March-1993 Powerful bomb blasts at twelve various places in Mumbai takes 317 lives.
12-March-1995 Congress party loses India national election.
12-March-1996 Election Commission rejects claim by Indira Congress as the real Congress. The ‘hand’ symbol will remain with Indian National Congress headed by PVN Rao.
12-March-1996 Last session of the 10th Lok Sabha ends.
12-March-1997 Jaspal Rana equals world mark in standard pistol 25m (ISU) event in South Asian shooting in Delhi.

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