Today in Indian History
Events for August 11

11-August-1347 Allau’d-din Hasan Gangu alias Jafar Khan. The Muslim kingdom of Bahmani dynasty in the south as Sultan Allau’d-din Khalji. He renamed Gulbarga, his capital as ‘Hasanabad’.
11-August-1893 First Hindu-Muslim riots in Maharashtra.
11-August-1908 Khudiram Bose was hanged on this day in Central Jail at Mujaffarpur, Bihar at the age of 19 years. He along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to bomb the carriage supposed to be carrying Kingsford, unfortunately he was betrayed and was caught and finally was sentenced to death and hanged. This day is observed as “”Martyr’s Day”” in memory of the great freedom fighter. Even today the soul stirring songs composed in his honour are sung by Bengali folk-singer
11-August-1911 Prem Bhatia, great journalist, was born.
11-August-1916 Gopal Raghunath Bewur, former Chief of Army and fighter, was born.
11-August-1922 Manmohan Krishna, famous actor, was born.
11-August-1954 Madireddy Venkateshwar Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), was born in Secunderabad.
11-August-1954 Yashpal Barburam Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80′), was born in Ludhiana.
11-August-1956 The Lok Sabha passed the States Reorganisation Act.
11-August-1961 Dadra and Nagar Haweli declared as Union Territory States.
11-August-1984 A small cloud of toxic chemicals escaped from a Union Carbide plant near Charleston, West Virginia, this morning, and at least 135 residents were treated for eye, throat, and lung irritation. Last December, methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a Union Carbide plant in India, killing 2,000 people. No MIC escaped today, plant officials said. Aldicarb oxime, a much less toxic gas, is declared as one constituent of the gas cloud.
11-August-1993 Brahmaprakash Chaudhary, first Chief Minister of Delhi and former central minister, died.
11-August-1997 135 persons killed in flash floods in Shimla & Kiannaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.
11-August-1997 Hundreds travelling by Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express from Guwahati have miraculous escape as improvised explosive device planted by suspected Bodo extremists explodes on track near Guwahati.
11-August-1999 The last total solar eclipse of the millenium was seen in northern parts of India and France. This eclipse lasted for 2 min and 23 sec.
11-August-1999 Ramnath Parkar, former Indian opening batsman, died in Mumbai.
11-August-2000 Koneru Humpy was crowned the youngest British Ladies chess champion at the end of eleventh and final round in the Smith and Williamson British chess championship in Somerset.
11-August-2000 The World Bank signs an agreement for a $713 million aid to India for three infrastructure projects.
11-August-2000 Usha Mehta, great Gandhian, passed away.

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