Today In History – 11th April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 11

11-April-1290 Mu’izzu’d-din Kaiqubad was killed in his bed. He was proved to be an inefficient ruler.
11-April-1856 Lievens Constantly, Flemish missionary in India, was born.
11-April-1887 Jamini Roy, famous artist, was born.
11-April-1906 K.V. Jagannathan, great Hindi writer and journalist, was born at Krishnarayapuram,Tamil Nadu.
11-April-1913 Iron ropes bridge known as ‘Laxman Jhula’ was constructed over Ganga at Hrishikesh .
11-April-1930 Pandit Motilal Nehru renamed ‘Anand Bhuvan’ as ‘Swaraj Bhawan’ and handed it over to the people.
11-April-1931 Mahendranath Yeshwant Gupte, cricket test umpire for 1 test in 1984-85, was born at Mumbai.
11-April-1937 Ramnath Krishnan, well known Indian Tennis player, was born.
11-April-1942 All-India Congress party rejects British offer of dominion status at New Delhi.
11-April-1952 Treaty between France and India, transferring the former French settlement of Chandranagar to India, is ratified by the National Assembly, Paris. It was the last formal step in completing the process of sovereignty.
11-April-1964 Communist Party of India was divided in two parts. Firstly known as Communist Party of India [CPI], its second fragmentation was named as Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]. This division was on ideological differences at the international level.
11-April-1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth which carried 3 cosmonauts including the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma, to Salyut 7.
11-April-1992 Marathi cinema’s Bhaichandra Govind Pendharkar gets Phalke Award.
11-April-1992 Dr. M.M.Thomas, Nagaland Governor, removed from office.
11-April-1993 Tamil Nadu and Karnataka decide to form a joint task force to nab Veerappan and announces a reward of Rs. 40 lakh for his capture.
11-April-1993 Laxmanrao Madhav Bhide, senior freedom fighter and history expert, passed away.
11-April-1997 10-month-old Deve Gowde govt. at the centre voted out of power. 292 voting against the motion of confidence in Lok Sabha, 158 for it, 6 abstaining.
11-April-1999 The DRDO has successfully flight tested AGNI-11 with a range of 2000 km, using solid propellant rocket motors in both stages and rail mobile launcher system from its new launch complex in the Orissa Coast. With this launch the country has reached the point of operationalisation of AGNI-11 as a weapon system. (1-1-2000).
11-April-1999 A.K.A. Abdul Samad (72), general secretary of IUML and State unit president, died in Chennai.
11-April-1999 Chetan Baboor and Poulomi Ghatak won the men’s and women’s titles resp. in the India Cup table tennis in Mumbai.
11-April-1999 India successfully test-fires the extended range ”Agni-II” missile, bridging a key gap in its minimum nuclear deterrent profile.
11-April-1999 Paes-Bhupathi won the doubles in the in the ATP-Gold Flake Open in Chennai.
11-April-1999 Tamil Nadu men, Railways women emerged National Volleyball League champions in Triprayar.
11-April-2000 Ms. Jhumpa Lahiri, an author of Indian origin, wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of short stories ‘Interpreter of Maladies’.

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