Today In History – 21st March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 21

21-March-1791 Tipu Sultan capitulated to Lord Cornwallis.
21-March-1836 National Library was established.
21-March-1916 Ustad Bismilla Khan, clarionett Master, was born at Dumraon in Bihar.
21-March-1921 Indian National Congress decided it’s Flag.
21-March-1934 Buta Singh, former Home Minister of India, was born.
21-March-1937 Muhammad Jaffer, great Indian Hockey player, was born.
21-March-1939 Gandhi calls on world to disarm, thinks Hitler would follow.
21-March-1957 India’s national calender came into force.
21-March-1966 Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-P3) placed into polar orbit. This carries remote sensing payload and an X-ray astronomy payload. Launched by third developmental flight of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-D3) which is for launching 1,000-1,200 kg class of remote sensing satellites into polar sun-synchronous orbit. Still in service.
21-March-1971 Gavaskar scores the first of his 34 Test tons, 116 at Georgetown.
21-March-1973 Yashwant Ramkrishna Date, great Marathi dictionary creator, passed away.
21-March-1976 The Indian people have delivered a stinging rebuke to the woman who had ruled them without the benefit of a constitution for the past 19 months by dumping her from office in a landslide election. After 11 years of rule, Indira Gandhi has resigned, and in an uncharacteristically humble statement said she “”accepted the verdict unreservedly”” and promised “”constructive cooperation”” with the new government. The heads of the victorious parties immediately dropped the year-and-a-half-old state of emergency, freed political prisoners, and began negotiations over who would head the new gov
21-March-1977 Internal Emergency, promulgated on June 25, 1975, withdrawn by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
21-March-1979 The Cytology Research Centre was set up at New Delhi (renamed as the Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology in 1988).
21-March-1979 Morarji Desai, PM, inaugurated the Backward Classes Commission in New Delhi.
21-March-1982 Nadmuri Tarak Rama Rao forms Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh.
21-March-1992 India’s second submarine ‘Shankul’ joined Navy.
21-March-1993 The 68 km Mangalore-Udupi stretch of the west coast Konkan rail line opened by the PM.
21-March-1994 Pakistan blocks access to Indian consulate in Karachi.
21-March-1995 A.K. Antony elected CM of Kerala.
21-March-1995 Lok Sabha passes Patent Bill by amending the Patent (Amendment) Act 1970.
21-March-1996 PSLV-D3 launched successfully.
21-March-1996 Supreme Court holds that attempt to suicide and its abetment would continue to be punishable offences.
21-March-1997 Foreign currency reserves of RBI stand at $16 billions, which was a record of sorts.
21-March-1997 Seven Kashmiri Pandits gunned down by militants in Sangrampura.
21-March-1997 Geet Sethi regains Gold Flake Open billiards in Chennai.
21-March-1997 Jockey Vasant Shinde retires.
21-March-1998 Jaswant Singh is appointed Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission after the resignation of Prof. Madhu Dandavate.
21-March-2000 The 10,000 bond scheme for short-term visitors to the UK will not be applied to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, said British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Keith Vaz.

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