Today In History – 15th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 15

15-March-1564 Akbar removed ‘Jeziya’ or toll-tax for his non-Muslim subjects.
15-March-1831 First Marathi Almanac (Panchang) started by Ganpat Krishnaji.
15-March-1901 Guru Hanuman was born at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. He was the pioneer and contributor of wrestling in India. He was bestowed with the Padamshri in 1983. His pupil Satpal and Kartar Singh won Gold Medals in Asian Games.
15-March-1904 Annada Shankar Rai, modern Oria and Bengali poet, was born.
15-March-1908 Police shoot four people in rioting.
15-March-1919 Osmania University was established at Hyderabad.
15-March-1920 Ranganandhan Francis, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.
15-March-1931 M.I.Mohammad Ghose, cricket test umpire for 8 tests from 1976-80, was born in Tamil Nadu.
15-March-1936 Vasudevrao Apurao Changre, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
15-March-1941 Gorkha Rifles Battalion Group (INDBATT) unit was raised as the 4th Battalion, the 2nd King Edward VII’s own Gorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) by Lt Col O’de T Lovett at Deharadun.
15-March-1946 Attlee offers India full independence after agreement on constitution in London.
15-March-1950 Planning Commission Day.
15-March-1969 Indian Navy’s first Helicopter Squadron was commissioned in Goa.
15-March-1983 Karnataka beat Bombay in 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy.
15-March-1983 Farukh Abdul Latif, great politician and journalist, was born.
15-March-1992 Dr. Rahi Masum Raza, film screenplay, story and dialogue writer, passed away at the age of 64 years.
15-March-1993 Vinod Kambli scores 227 vs Zimbabwe. This was his second consecutive Test 200.
15-March-1996 Kashmiri militants and Central govt. hold talks on ending violence and to initiate the democratic process in J&K.
15-March-1997 Lok Sabha passes Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1997.
15-March-1998 Mr. Vajpayee is appointed Prime Minister. The number of MPs supporting the formation of a government by the BJP stands at 264 in a house of 539, just short of the working majority of 270. However, the President sees the figure as crossing the half-way mark as the Telugu Desam decides to remain neutral. Earlier, the Congress(I) conveys to the President its decision not to stake claim to form a government.

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