Today in Indian History
Events for October 30

30-October-1883 Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, died in Ajmer.
30-October-1887 Sukumar Roy, famous Bengali children’s litterateur, was born.
30-October-1889 Acharya Narendra Deo, educationist, freedom fighter and politician, was born at Sitapur, U.P.
30-October-1908 Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Pasumpon village, Tamil Nadu.
30-October-1909 Homi Jahangir Bhabha, famous nuclear scientist, was born in Bombay.
30-October-1924 Word Saving Day.
30-October-1928 Madhav Vinayak Gothoskar, cricket Test umpire for 14 tests from 1972-84, was born in Mumbai.
30-October-1933 Dara Nadirsha Dotiwala, cricket Test umpire for 6 tests from 1981-88, was born in Mumbai.
30-October-1947 The government rejects Kashmir’s decision to join India in Pakistan.
30-October-1947 The first Spitfires from the Advanced Flying School at Ambala reached Srinagar and were soon engaged in strafing the raiders beyond Pattan. Within a week, the Tempests of No. 7 Squadron were playing a decisive role in the battle of Shelatang which halted the forward momentum of the insurgents.
30-October-1949 Pramond Venkatesh Devidas Mahajan was born in Mahaboobnagar (Andhra Pradesh).
30-October-1963 Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, nationalist, freedom fighter and social worker, died at Madurai.
30-October-1966 First meeting of the Shiv Sena at Shivaji Park.
30-October-1976 Elections to the lower house of the Indian Parliament suspended again until early 1978.
30-October-1977 One hundred thousand Tamil Hindu tea-pickers, who were expatriated from Sri Lanka, are shipped to Madras, South India.
30-October-1977 Demonstrators and police clash in Madras as Indira Gandhi tours the country.
30-October-1990 Several people died and many injured as security forces opened fire at a crowd marching towards Ram Janmabhumi/Babari Masjid to perform ‘karseva’.
30-October-1991 Bansilal Ladda, veteran freedom fighter and law expert, passed away.
30-October-1991 Norberto Carvalho, vetern freedom fighter of Goa freedom fight, passed away.
30-October-1992 India and China decide to continue peace measures and open more points for border trade.
30-October-1994 Swaran Singh, 87, former External Affairs minister, died.
30-October-1994 India seeks Chinese support for Security Council membership.
30-October-1996 CBI chargesheets Rao and six others including Buta Singh and Capt. Satish Sharma in the Rs. 3.5 cr. JMM MPs pay-off case.
30-October-1996 Former PM Narasimha Rao appears before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi, as an accused in the St. Kitts forgery case.
30-October-1996 ITC $100 million scam, the country’s biggest ever FERA violation case, was unearthed by the Enforcement Directorate.
30-October-1996 Pop star Michael Jackson arrives in Bombay.
30-October-1997 Kerala Kaumudi’s Kannur edition and Internet edition begin.
30-October-1999 G.V.G. Krishnamurthy, former Election Commissioner, seeks enhanced security in the wake of threats to his life.
30-October-1999 The Central Ministerial team led by Mr. Advani is prevented from making an on-the-spot assessment of the havoc wrecked by the super cyclone.
30-October-2000 The 160-page CBI’s report on cricket match-fixing names Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Ajay Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar and former physiotherapist Dr. Ali Irani for their deep-rooted nexus with betting syndicates. It virtually gives a clean chit to Kapil Dev.

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