Today In History – 25th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 25
25-March-1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co. at Pulicat.
25-March-1898 Swami Vivekanand accepted Sister Nivedita as his disciple.
25-March-1898 Dalpatrai (Dalpatram Dahyabhai Trawadi), modern Gujrati poet, passed away.
25-March-1905 Mirza Rasid Ali Baig, famous Indian politician, was born.
25-March-1911 L. D. Swamikannu publishes “”Manual of Indian Chronology”” in Bom
25-March-1916 S. M. Pandit, famous painter, was born.
25-March-1920 Sardar Sambhaji Chandrojirao Angre, politician and farmer, was born.
25-March-1927 Leslie Claudius, India field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.
25-March-1928 S. R. Kulkarni, leader of dock workers, was born.
25-March-1931 50 killed in riots in India; Gandhi assaulted.
25-March-1931 Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi matyred in Hindu-Muslim riot at Kanpur. He was also the Editor of weekly ‘Pratap’.
25-March-1933 Vasantrao Gowarikar, space scientist, was born.
25-March-1954 The first helicopter S-55 arrived ferried to Delhi. The Indian Air Force experience with rotary wing aircraft. It was indeed a ‘red letter day’ in the history of IAF a befitting gift on its coming of age ‘ when the first helicopter wearing IAF markings appeared at Palam in the form of a Sikorsky, S-55. Such a swift action, complete involvement and dedication on the part of the crew and technicians was the clear indication of the standards with which One-O-Four set about its tasks for others to emulate.
25-March-1958 Yograjsingh Bhagsingh Bhundel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80’s), was born in Chandigarh.
25-March-1963 Yagyawalk Bharadwaj, famous botany scientist, passed away.
25-March-1971 Aashish Rakesh Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- ), was born in Madras.
25-March-1983 Modern oceanographic research ship of the world ‘Sagar Kanya’ landed first time in the sea.
25-March-1983 Chalpati Rao, great journalist, passed away.
25-March-1987 Marxist-led alliance gets majority in Kerala and West Bengal elections .
25-March-1989 India’s first super-computer X-MP-14 of US make was dedicated to the nation.
25-March-1990 Lakshadweep Council elections.
25-March-1991 1991 census report released; India has 844 million people.
25-March-1994 Buta Singh exonerated by the Akal Takht after 9 years.
25-March-1996 31st Gyanpith award presented to M.T. Vasudevan Nair at Trivandrum by Dr. Karan Singh.
25-March-1996 CBI gives a clean chit to PM Rao in the St. Kitts case.
25-March-1997 Justice Jagdish Saran Verma sworn in Chief Justice of India.
25-March-1998 Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, and Railway Minister Nitish Kumar present the interim budgets for 1998- 99.
25-March-1999 Arathi Ponnappa,Former National tennis champion, called it quits from competitive tennis in Bangalore.

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