Today In History – 23rd April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 23

23-April-1504 Guru Angad, Sikh Guru, was born.
23-April-1751 Gilbert Aliat Minto, governor general of East India Company, was born.
23-April-1774 British Commander Colonel Chapman defeated Rohilla’s army and captured Ruhelkhand.
23-April-1795 East India Company gave Warren Hastings a grant of the money and he was honourably acquitted of the charges.
23-April-1858 Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.
23-April-1913 Dhananjay Vithal Keer, famous biogropher, was born.
23-April-1926 Madhavrao Sapre, great political leader, passed away.
23-April-1928 Narasimha Murtey, educationist, was born at Nandur, A.P.
23-April-1929 Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.
23-April-1929 The Fate of the Outlaw’, a 7-reel film produced by Majestic Film Co. was prohibited by the Board of Censors, Bombay, on April 23 on the grounds that the film glorifieds crime.
23-April-1930 Riots break out in Peshawar; 20 Indians shot down after killing of three Britishers.
23-April-1938 Viceroy Lord Linlithgow opens the hydro-electric scheme at Malakand.
23-April-1946 Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, exchanging its Spitfire Vllls for Mk XlVs in October and arriving in Japan aboard HMS vengence.
23-April-1955 Political Committee of Asian-African Conference at Bandung adopted an Indian resolution calling for a ban on atomic weapons.
23-April-1959 Peking Radio reports say that Chinese troops defeated rebels in south-eastern Tibet and have closed Tibet’s borders with India and Burma.
23-April-1968 Bade Gulam Ali Khan, famous ghazal singer, passed away.
23-April-1987 Supreme Court in a judgement confers Hindu widows absolute ownership of property under Hindu Succession Act 1956.
23-April-1991 Major parties agree to have polls in Punjab.
23-April-1992 Satyajit Ray, internationally famous Indian film producer-director, Bharat Ratna Awardee, passed away at the age of 70.
23-April-1994 Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, former Indian Union Muslim League president, floats a new party – the Indian National League.
23-April-2000 Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy.

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