Today in Indian History
Events for October 12

12-October-1860 Sir Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, passed away at the age of 73.
12-October-1907 Durgaprasad Mandelia, famous merchant and industrialist, was born.
12-October-1911 Vijay Madhavji Merchant Thackersey, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman), was born in Bombay.
12-October-1921 Jayant Shridhar Tilak, great journalist, was born at Poona.
12-October-1935 Shivraj Vishwanath Patil, former Speaker of Lok Sabha, was born.
12-October-1946 Ashok Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), was born in Bombay.
12-October-1952 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s vs New Zealand.
12-October-1961 Sureshchandra Banerjee, great politician, died.
12-October-1967 National Conference, the Working Committee of Jammu and Kashmir, unanimously passed the proposal to a permanent merger of the state with India.
12-October-1967 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia also known as “”Dauntless Dr. Lohia””, freedom fighter, social reformer and socialist leader, died at the Willingdon Nursing Home, New Delhi. He had founded the ‘Praja Socialist Party’ in 195
12-October-1976 Kumarnath Bagchi, famous Indian chemist, died.
12-October-1976 Indian Airlines Caravelle crashed after take off from Bombay.
12-October-1990 Government of India announces a 15\% cut in oil consumption, exempting LPG and kerosene.
12-October-1991 Sonia Gandhi declineed to contest from Amethi.
12-October-1993 National Environment Council with PM as chairperson set up.
12-October-1993 RBI liberalises credit and monetary policy.
12-October-1993 The first operational sortie in Somalia was undertaken with the Brigade Commander and his Deputy on board to recede the area of responsibility in and around Baidoa which was to be the bridage’s permanent location.
12-October-1995 Inderjit Gupta re-elected General Secretary of CPI.
12-October-1997 India Seniors lift Challenger Trophy cricket title.
12-October-1997 Leander-Mahesh claim sixth doubles title of the year when they bagged the Heinekin Open ATP Tour series doubles in Singapore.
12-October-1997 Queen Elizebeth II, accompanied by husband Duke of Edinburgh Philips, arrived in New Delhi on a week-long state visit to mark India’s 50th anniversary of Independence.
12-October-1998 Sushma Swaraj is sworn in Delhi Chief Minister in place of Mr. Sahib Singh Verma.
12-October-1999 Sachidanand Sakshi, former BJP MP, joined SP.
12-October-2000 A Special Court sentences former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and his Home Minister Buta Singh to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2 lakhs each in the ‘JMM MPs’ bribery case’.

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