Today in Indian History
Events for October 21

21-October-1296 Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.
21-October-1577 Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
21-October-1762 Herman W Daendels, Brig-General and Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), was born.
21-October-1789 Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
21-October-1858 Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, great social reformer, was born.
21-October-1887 Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.
21-October-1906 Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians’ case to Colonial Secretary.
21-October-1916 Dinkarrai Dhirajlal Desai, cricket Test Umpire for 3 tests from 1955-57, was born in Gujarat.
21-October-1934 Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the ‘Congress Socialist Party’ and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.
21-October-1943 Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.
21-October-1947 The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.
21-October-1950 China invades Tibet.
21-October-1954 Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
21-October-1959 Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
21-October-1981 Kerala under central rule.
21-October-1989 Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha and Harminder Singh alias Jinda sentenced to death for the murder of former Army Chief Gen. A. K. Vaidya.
21-October-1990 Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.
21-October-1994 Government notifies substantial increase in the ceiling on election expenses on Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
21-October-1995 L.K.Advani unanimously re-elected BJP president for the fourth time in New Delhi.
21-October-1995 Suresh Mehta, Finance Minister in the outgoing Keshubhai Patel ministry, sworn in as the second BJP CM of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, ending the month-long political turmoil.
21-October-1996 Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.
21-October-1997 Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.
21-October-1997 RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
21-October-1998 Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
21-October-1999 B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
21-October-1999 Madhavrao Scindia becomes the Deputy Leader of Congress (I) in the Lok Sabha.
21-October-2000 Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.

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