Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • 2019 Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1895 Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (1947-51), born in Karnal, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • 1904 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • 1945 Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India

Famous Deaths

  • 1995 Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51

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