11th OCTOBER TODAY IN HISTORY – DINVISHESH GHADAMODI

Today in Indian History
Events for October 11

11-October-1737 A violent earthquake and cyclone hit Calcutta which claimed 3,00,000 lives.
11-October-1876 Saint Gadgebaba, Bengali story writer and novelist, was born.
11-October-1894 Sudhirranjan Das, former Chief Justice of Supreme Court, was born.
11-October-1902 Loknayak Jayprakash Harsudayal Narayan, veteran socialist leader, was born at Sitabdiara village (border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) in Bihar. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on Dec. 23, 1998 and played a key role in formation of Janta Party which defeated Indian National Congress for the first time.
11-October-1923 Harish Chandra was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His work in a narrow branch of modern mathematics led to its developement to such an extent that it drew the attention of mathematicians all over the world.
11-October-1927 Sarojini Regani, great journalist, was born at Secunderabad.
11-October-1941 Amitabh Bachchan, famous film actor, was born.
11-October-1962 Chinese, Indian troops clash on border, claiming 50 lives.
11-October-1968 Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj passed away. (Samadhee)
11-October-1984 Khanderao M. Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5.50 for India), died.
11-October-1986 Mother Teresa escapes unhurt from a plane crash which killed six in Tanzania.
11-October-1988 Janata Dal, a new national centrist opposition party, launched. V. P. Singh elected President.
11-October-1991 BJP government in U.P. acquires the disputed Ayodhya land.
11-October-1991 Meghalaya placed under President’s rule.
11-October-1991 Resident Editor of Nagpur Times Ramnarayan Dube assassinated.
11-October-1993 CBI files chargesheet against stock-broker Hiten Dalal and 3 others for defrauding Canbank Mutual Fund over Rs.102 crore.
11-October-1994 Molly Chacko at Hiroshima sets record for 3000m (Women) in 9.06.42.
11-October-1996 Supreme Court ruling on change of venue of Rao’s trial.
11-October-1999 Congress (I) Ministry under the leadership of Mukut Mithi is sworn-in in Arunachal Pradesh.
11-October-1999 Atal Behari Vajpayee is appointed Prime Minister. Two-tier ministry likely.
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