April 8 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1759 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam, India

Historic Event

1929 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest

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Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
  • 1965 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 1985 India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
  • 1999 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1983 Allu Arjun, Indian Telugu film actor (Parugu), born in Madras, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1857 Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company, hanged at 29
  • 1894 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55

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