Today in Indian History
Events for October 17

17-October-1817 Syed Ahmad Khan, great social reformer, educationist, journalist, leader and one of the most eminent builders of modern India, was born in Delhi.
17-October-1859 Keshavlal Harshrai Dhruv, researcher and translator, was born.
17-October-1903 7th Madras Infantry was re-established as 67th Punjabi Infantary.
17-October-1906 Swami Ramtirtha, great social reformer and poet, died at the age of 33.
17-October-1915 Virendra Kumar Jain, great Hindi writer, was born in Mandsaur.
17-October-1919 The Khilafat Movement was launched under the leadership of Maulana Jauhar Ali, Maulana Shaukat Ali and Abdul Kalam Azad.
17-October-1920 Bhartiya Communist Party was formed at Tashkent with seven members including M.N. Roy, Birendra Chattopadhyay and Abani Mukherji.
17-October-1932 Rani Gaidinliu, freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader, was captured by the British army.
17-October-1940 Mahatma Gandhi called for Individual Satyagrah and Vinoba Bhave started it.
17-October-1949 The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Article 370 of the Constitution making special provisions for J&K.
17-October-1970 Anil Radhakrishna Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg spinner since 1990), was born in Bangalore.
17-October-1979 Mother Teresa, social worker, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
17-October-1979 Supreme Court stays the execution of all death sentences.
17-October-1990 S. Bangarappa sworn in as CM of Karnataka following revocation of President’s rule.
17-October-1994 Kapil Dev’s last one-day international vs West Indies.
17-October-1994 Seshan’s controversial biography ”DMK” obtains stay.
17-October-1995 BJP withdraws support to Mayavati Government in Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Motilal Vohra accepts the resignation of Mayawati and her cabinet but asks her to continue as caretaker government. BJP’s top brass takes the final decision to break with the BSP.
17-October-1996 President’s rule reimposed in U.P.
17-October-1997 Prime Minister lays foundation stone of the Science City being set up at Jalandhar, Punjab.
17-October-1997 SEBI asks investors to adopt paperless trading through depository.
17-October-1998 Nine women are buried alive as the roof of the 200-year-old Balaji temple in Varanasi’s Ramghat area caves in.
17-October-1999 Chiranjeev Milkha Singh won the Lexus International Golf tournament in Bangkok.
17-October-1999 Dingko Singh won the bantam weight gold while Services’ Ramanand was adjudged the best boxer in the National Boxing championship which concluded in Shimla.
17-October-1999 Indian men bagged bronze in the Asian team chess championship in Shenyang.

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