Today In History – 12th April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 12

12-April-1621 Guru Teg Bahadur Singh, Sikh Guru, was born.
12-April-1752 Agreement to save the king between Shinde and Holkar.
12-April-1799 The Church Missionary Society was organized in London under the original name of the Society for Missions in Africa and the East. This Anglican missions agency currently works in fields located in Africa, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran and Palestine.
12-April-1801 William Carey fort was appointed the Professor of Bengali Language in fort at William College, Calcutta.
12-April-1801 Ranjit Singh proclaimed himself Maharaja of Punjab.
12-April-1871 Gangadhar Balkrishna Deshpande, editor in modern era and dictionary creator, was born.
12-April-1873 Kumaran Asan, famous Malyalam poet and social reformer, was born at Kayikkara, Kerala.
12-April-1912 Kirpal Singh Narang, social reformer and educationist, was born at Amritsar (Punjab).
12-April-1913 Gandhiji in Indian Opinion draws attention to new Immigration Bill’s failure to fulfil terms of Provisional Settlement of 1911. Kasturba decides to join Passive Resistance struggle.
12-April-1917 Mulvantrai Himatlal Mankad better known as “”Vinoo Mankad””, cricketer (India’s greatest all-rounder to his time), was born at Jamna
12-April-1936 Nehru urges Socialism for India.
12-April-1942 Nehru pledges ‘no surrender’ to the Axis despite the rejection of Britain’s plans at New Delhi.
12-April-1967 Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 24/02/1968.
12-April-1967 U. Thant,UN Secretary General, receives the first Nehru Award for international understanding.
12-April-1976 India set 403 to win against the West Indies.
12-April-1978 After several state victories, Congress party-I (for Indira) is recognized as official opposition.
12-April-1978 India’s first double decker train was started between Victoria Terminus (CST) and Pune which beared the name as “”Janta Express””, which is now known under the name of Shivaji’s fort as “”Singhgarh Expr
12-April-1983 Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ wins 8 Oscars.
12-April-1987 V. P. Singh resigns as Defence Minister of India, K. C. Pant appointed in his place.
12-April-1991 Lok Sabha elections announced for May 20, 23, 26; Punjab Assam, J&K polls deferred.
12-April-1992 M. Basavapunniah (77),Communist leader, passed away.
12-April-1992 The 350-tonne Buddha statue salvaged from the Hussain Sagar where it had sunk in 1990.
12-April-1993 Indian ship MV Vishva-Mohini sinks off Spain, 33 killed.
12-April-1997 Maharashtra assembly adopts bill banning interviews for admitting students to pre-primary schools.
12-April-2000 Ban on LTTE for two more years from May 14, says the Union Home Minister L. K. Advani.
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