January 1 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1877 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria

Royal Coronation

1903 In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion

Edward VII
King of England Edward VII
  • 1948 Orissa province accedes to India
  • 1948 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • 1950 The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
  • 1959 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
  • 1978 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1995 Raman Lamba (312) & Ravi Sehgal (216) put on an Indian 1st-class record opening partnership 464 in Delhi’s innings & 310 run win over Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy cricket match in Delhi
  • 2017 Indian provincial cricket team Vidarbha wins first Ranji Trophy title in their first final appearance in 61 years beating Delhi by 9 wickets in Indore; medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani stars with the ball taking 6 wickets
  • 2019 Millions of women create a 300 mile ‘Women’s Wall’ across state of Kerala, India, in support of women’s access to temple of Sabarimala

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1894 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (Bose–Einstein statistics), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1974)

Kim Philby

1912 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the “Cambridge Five”, born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

Kim Philby
Spy Kim Philby
  • 1928 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • 1951 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1975 Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
  • 1978 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • 1986 Vidya Balan, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1940 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer & essayist, dies at 74
  • 2008 Pratap Chandra Chunder, Indian union minister, dies at 88

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