Today in Indian History
Events for May 27

27-May-1857 Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.
27-May-1906 Gandhiji writes to his brother Lakshimidas, stating his disinterestedness in worldly possessions.
27-May-1906 Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika Day.
27-May-1910 Robert Koch, famous French scientist, passed away.
27-May-1919 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of modern Telgu language, author and social reformer, passed away.
27-May-1930 Jayaprakash Narayan, Labour Research Cell, arrested after Dandi March.
27-May-1930 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was arrested during Salt Movement.
27-May-1930 India’s major cities are seething with unrest following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and thousands of his followers in the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. Civil unrest in Bombay, where at least six were killed and sixty injured.
27-May-1948 The trial of nine men accused of assassination of Gandhi before a special court judge at the Red Fort. The trial ended on 30th Dec.
27-May-1951 Taraporewala Aquarium was inaugurated at Mumbai by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
27-May-1952 The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.
27-May-1952 United Nationalist Party and the Indian Democratic Party combined to form one opposition party – National Democratic Party with Dr. S. P. Mukherjee as leader.
27-May-1957 Copyright Act was passed.
27-May-1962 Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92), was born in Bombay.
27-May-1964 Gulzarilal Nanda was entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964. He is till date the only Acting Prime Minster of India.
27-May-1964 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister and architect of modern India, passed away at the age of 74.
27-May-1968 Second Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding given to Reverend Martin Luther King posthumously.
27-May-1990 Om Prakash Chautala, former CM, wins Mehem by-election.
27-May-1991 Justice J.S. Verma of the Supreme Court appointed to probe into Rajiv Gandhi murder case.
27-May-1992 M. L. Manchanda, AIR’s Patiala engineer who was kidnapped by Babbar Khalsa militants, was found executed.
27-May-1994 Tarktirth Laxmanshastri Joshi, internationally famous omnicient, passed away.
27-May-1995 National Centre for Labour launched in Bangalore to give a boost to the unorganised worker’s movement in India.
27-May-1996 A. B. Vajpayee, PM, seeks vote of confidence in his 12-day old govt.
27-May-1997 Sri Lanka claims Independence Cup, winning the second match in the best-of-three finals in Calcutta.
27-May-1998 Minoo Masani, 92, co-founder of the Swatantra party, passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.
27-May-1999 IAF loses two fighter aircrafts in the Kargil area. Pakistan claims it has Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa in its custody.
27-May-1999 Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and P.A. Sangma launch the Nationalist Congress Party.
27-May-2000 In a mini cabinet reshuffle, Nitish Kumar gets back his Agriculture portfolio, while Dilip Ray resigns as Minister of State for Steel.

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