Today in Indian History
Events for November 2

2-November-1534 Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, was born.
2-November-1774 Lord Robert Clive, one of the founders of British Rule in India, British Army Chief and Diplomat, died. He committed suicide in England at the age of 49 under strain of ill health and charges of his misdeeds in India.
2-November-1841 Akbar Khan revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan.
2-November-1871 Kashinath Raghunath Mitra, famous editor of monthly magzine ‘Manoranjan’, was born.
2-November-1885 Balwant Pandurang Kirloskar (Annasaheb), first great Marathi musical drama playwright, died.
2-November-1889 Tyagmurti Goswami Ganeshdutt, social worker, was born at Chiniot in Jhang district, Punjab.
2-November-1897 Sohrab Meharwanji Modi, theatre and film producer, director and actor, was born.
2-November-1908 50 years after the start of direct rule, Edward VII talks of ‘prudently extending’ democracy.
2-November-1950 India rebukes Mao for invasion of Tibet.
2-November-1956 Express Train plunged down the Marudaiyar river embarkment killng 143 persons.
2-November-1967 Ministry of Education evolves a National Service Scheme for University students.
2-November-1971 Hurricane and ensuing tidal wave takes 6,000 lives.
2-November-1971 Roberto Fernandes, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Goa.
2-November-1972 ICMR set up a chain of regional centres of National Nutrition Monitoring and 500 Indians seize Washington Bureaux in different parts of India.
2-November-1972 B. D. Pande was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-03-1977
2-November-1976 Lok Sabha passes the 42nd Constitution Amendment Bill making India a Socialist Secular Republic and laying down the fundamental duties of citizens.
2-November-1984 Violence following Indira Gandhi’s assassination takes heavy toll.
2-November-1990 Many die in firing in Ayodhya as Karsevaks storm the Ram Janma Bhumi/Babri Masjid structure. Curfew in many areas in north and west India to prevent communal violence. Several people die in violence.
2-November-1992 Nine Maharashtra ministers resign.
2-November-1994 Three British hostages freed in Saharanpur, UP, after a fierce encounter.
2-November-1999 BJP suffers jolt in Bihar as it fails to win a single seat it contested in the October 28 poll to four Lok Sabha seats.
2-November-1999 The Delhi HC dismisses a plea against Sonia Gandhi seeking deletion of her name from the register of Indian citizenship.
2-November-2000 John Wright is appointed India coach by the BCCI.
2-November-2000 Sinam Chandramani Singh (18), national bravery award winner, his brother Sinam Robin Singh and their aunt were among 10 killed in firing by eight Assam Rifles personnel at Malom near Imphal.

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