Today in Indian History
Events for August 27

27-August-1604 Guru Granth Sahib was established in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
27-August-1781 Haider Ali and the Britishers fought the battle of Pallilore.
27-August-1859 Dorabji Jamshetji Tata, great industrialist, was born.
27-August-1870 Sharmajivi Sangha was established in Calcutta by Sashipada Banerji.
27-August-1910 Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], nobel Prize awardee and social worker, was born in Skopje, Macedonia in Yugoslavia.
27-August-1918 Nemichandra Jain, stage critic, was born.
27-August-1946 Gandhiji cables warning to British Government against repetition of “”Bengal tragedy””. He also wrote to Wav
27-August-1952 Vigyan Mandir inaugurated at Nazafgarh Road, New Delhi.
27-August-1958 Metric system of weights and measures introduced.
27-August-1976 Major-General (Kumari) Gertude Ali Ram, the first women General in Indian Army, was appointed as the first Director of Military Nursing Services at the Army Headquarters.
27-August-1978 Lord Mountbatten died in an explosion near Ireland.
27-August-1987 B. Shankaranand appointed Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the Bofors gun deal.
27-August-1990 The Cabinet Committee on political affairs decides to put a proposal before the Parliament providing five to ten per cent of Central Government jobs reserved for economically weaker sections.
27-August-1992 The President issues two ordinances making it mandatory for new medical and dental colleges to obtain prior approval of the Medical and Dental Councils of India before their establishment.
27-August-1994 Indian soldiers and Muslim militants clash in Kashmir.
27-August-1995 Andhra Pradesh Governor asks N T Rama Rao to prove his majority on 31st following a split in the Telugu Desam party.
27-August-1997 Daljeet Singh and Debi Bose set national records in the Federation Cup athletics at Chennai in javelin throw and hurdles respectively.
27-August-1998 India’s cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar has an audience with the legendary Sir Don Bradman at the latter’s 90th birthday celebrations in Adelaide.
27-August-2000 Mika Hakkinen wins the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in SPA-Francorchamps at Belgium.

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