Today In History – 19th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 19

19-March-1848 Lokhitwadi started his column ‘Shatpatra’ in the newspaper named ‘Prabhakar’.
19-March-1907 Dr. Dilawar Hussain, right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, was born.
19-March-1911 Santosh Kumar Ganguly, cricket test empire and 10 test 1955-65, was born in Bengal. He also played Hockey and Football. He is the aurthor of “”Manual of Cricket Umpires”” and “”Technique of Umpiring H
19-March-1935 British fire on 20,000 Muslims, killing 23.
19-March-1936 Satydev Dubey, stage artist, was born.
19-March-1936 Raghav Kaneria, great artist and decorator, was born.
19-March-1939 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959), was born in Hyderabad.
19-March-1944 Azad Hind Fauj hoisted the National Flag for the first time in North East India. On this event Bimal Roy produced the film ‘Pehla Aadmi’.
19-March-1954 The first helicopter S-55 arrived at Bombay by sea.
19-March-1962 Raja Kelkar Museum, which belonged to Dinkar Gangadhar Kelkar, was opened for the people.
19-March-1972 India and Bangladesh singed mutual aid treaty for peace and friendship for 25 years.
19-March-1973 Mine explosion in Bihar kills 47.
19-March-1982 President’s rule in Assam.
19-March-1982 Acharya J. B. Kripalani, writer, nationalist, parliamentarian, founder of Kissan Mazdoor Dal and president of Indian National Congress in 1946, passed away at the age of 94.
19-March-1990 Madhu Dandavate,Union Finance Minister, submits Rs. 7,206 crore deficit budget with a mixed bag of new levies and concessions.
19-March-1995 Vinaychandra Maudgal, founder of Gandharva Mahavidyalay of Delhi and music expert, passed away.
19-March-1996 Election Commission announces dates of Lok Sabha elections (Apr. 27, May 2, 7 & 21) and Assembly elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal, Assam & Pondicherry.
19-March-1997 BJP and BSP agree for a coalition government in Uttar Pradesh.
19-March-1998 BJP-led coalition government is sworn in. Atal Behari Vajpayee became the second time Prime Minister of India.
19-March-1998 Abdul Rauf Seddiopui, Samajwadi Party leader, is shot dead near Jadharpur village in Bareilly district.
19-March-1998 E.M.S. Namboodiripad, veteran communist leader of CPM and Kerala’s first Chief Minister, passed away in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 88.
19-March-1999 Salgaocar emerged National Football League champions in Calcutta with a match to spare.
19-March-1999 The banned Maoist Communist Centre kills 34 Bhumihars at Senari village in Jehanabad district in Bihar.
19-March-2000 Bill Clinton, US President, arrives to a warm welcome in India. This was the first presidential visit of a US head in two decades.

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