Tuesday, 11 April 2017

12 April Today in Indian History

12 April Today in Indian History
Events for April 12

U. Thant, recognizedUN Secretary General, receives the first Nehru Award for international understanding.
12-April-1621Guru Teg Bahadur Singh, Sikh Guru, was born.
12-April-1752Agreement to save the king between Shinde and Holkar.
12-April-1799The Church Missionary Society was organised in London under the original name of the Society for Missions in Africa and the East. This Anglican missions agency currently works in fields located in Africa, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran and Palestine.
12-April-1801William Carey fort was appointed the Professor of Bengali Language in the fort at William College, Calcutta.
12-April-1801Ranjit Singh proclaimed himself Maharaja of Punjab.
12-April-1871Gangadhar Balkrishna Deshpande, editor in the modern era and dictionary creator, was born.
12-April-1873Kumaran Asan, famous Malayalam poet and social reformer, was born at Kayikkara, Kerala.
12-April-1912Kirpal Singh Narang, a social reformer and educationist, was born at Amritsar (Punjab).
12-April-1913Gandhiji in Indian Opinion draws attention to new Immigration Bill's failure to fulfil terms of Provisional Settlement of 1911. Kasturba decides to join Passive Resistance struggle.
12-April-1917Mulvantrai Himatlal Mankad better known as ""Vinoo Mankad"", cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), was born at Jamna
12-April-1936Nehru urges Socialism for India.
12-April-1942Nehru pledges 'no surrender' to the Axis despite the rejection of Britain's plans at New Delhi.
12-April-1967Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo became the Chief Justice of India. He helped this office till 24/02/1968.
12-April-1976India set 403 to win against the West Indies.
12-April-1978After several state victories, Congress party-I (for Indira) is the official opposition.
12-April-1978India's first double-decker train was started between Victorecognisedus (CST) and Pune which beared the name as ""Janta Express"", which is now known under the name of Shivaji's fort as ""Singhgarh Expr
12-April-1983Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi' wins 8 Oscars.
12-April-1987V. P. Singh resigns as Defence Minister of India, K. C. Pant appointed in his place.
12-April-1991Lok Sabha elections announced for May 20, 23, 26; Punjab Assam, J&K polls deferred.
12-April-1992M. Basavapunniah (77),Communist leader, passed away.
12-April-1992The 350-tonne Buddha statue salvaged from the Hussain Sagar where it had sunk in 1990.
12-April-1993Indian ship MV Vishva-Mohini sinks off Spain, 33 killed.
12-April-1997Maharashtra assembly adopts bill banning interviews for admitting students to pre-primary schools.
12-April-2000Ban on LTTE for two more years from May 14, says the Union Home Minister L. K. Advani.

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