Today In History – 2nd April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 2

2-April-1679 Aurangzeb reimposed Jizya Tax to finance the spread of Islam on the Hindus.This Jeziya tax was abolished by Akbar.
2-April-1702 Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, first Peshwa, passed away.
2-April-1870 Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was found. 95 members from different parts of Maharashtra assembled in Pune during its founding.
2-April-1877 Narottam Morarjee, great social reformer and the architect of the modern Indian Shipping, was born at Porbandar.
2-April-1902 Gulam Ali Khan Ustad Bade was born.
2-April-1926 The worst Hindu-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta.
2-April-1933 Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji “”Ranji””, Maharaj, jamsaheb of Nawanagar and noted cricketer, passed away. He was referred as “”The prince of a little state, but the King of a great game””. He scored 989 Test runs with a 1st-class av
2-April-1942 Andaman Islands, U.S. Army Air Force Flying Fortresses, bomb the Japanese fleet.
2-April-1942 Congress rejected the proposal of Sir Stepherd Crips.
2-April-1948 Defence Minister announces the establishment of the National War Academy in Kharakvasla, Poona.
2-April-1948 Communist leader S.A. Dange arrested in Bombay.
2-April-1953 Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist and writer, passed away.
2-April-1954 Nehru calls for a halt to the build up of nuclear weapons.
2-April-1970 Meghalaya, an autonomous hilly state, was established after dividing the hilly areas of Assam.
2-April-1970 Privy purses and special privileges of former Indian rulers abolished.
2-April-1980 Raj Narain expelled from Lok Dal forms Janata (S) Party.
2-April-1980 S. S. Grewal was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 30-04-1981
2-April-1987 Indian Standards Institution becomes Bureau of Indian Standards.
2-April-1991 Asom Gana Parishad splits.
2-April-1991 Haryana Governor recommends President’s rule.
2-April-1992 Agajan Baig (Aga), famous Hindi film actor, passed away.
2-April-1993 MP High Court quashes dismissal of BJP Government under article 356; the Centre decides to move the Supreme Court.
2-April-1994 Governor Bhanu Prakash Singh dismisses Wilfred D’souza Government in Goa.
2-April-1994 Ravi Naik sworn in CM.
2-April-1996 Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) party registered and recognised.
2-April-1997 A division bench of Mumbai High Court holds that a married woman of a joint Hindu family can stake a claim to her father’s property.
2-April-1997 Sumita Sinha of Dhanbad, (18 years college girl) became a world record holder when a 3,200 kg Ambassador car passed over her.
2-April-2000 Guru Granth Sahib is a juristic person and can hold property, says the apex court in a judgment of ”far-reaching consequences and great significance”.
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