April 1 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1936 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1944 Japanese troops conquer Jessami, Eastern India

  • 1986 Ranji Trophy Men’s Cricket, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi beats Haryana by innings & 141; Manoj Prabhakar 113, Kirti Azad 107, Mohinder Amarnath 194, Ajay Sharma 110

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1621 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, born in Amritsar, India (d. 1675)
  • 1856 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician who identified the plague in Bombay, born in Apora, Portuguese India (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • 1933 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64

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