January 2 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1757 British troops occupy Calcutta India

Historic Event

1913 Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengal

Sports History

1992 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs) makes Test debut v India in 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground

Shane Warne
Cricketer and Broadcaster Shane Warne
  • 2014 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India
  • 2019 Two women become the first to ever enter India’s Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1910 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Telugu Poet, born in Visakhapatnam, India (d. 1983)
  • 1932 Harchand Singh Longowai [Sant Ji], Indian Sikh leader and President of the Akali Dal during the Punjab insurgency of the 1980s, British India (d. 1985) [1]
  • 1940 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1973 Chris Woodruff, American tennis player and coach (Indian Wells 1999 semi-finals; coach University of Tennessee), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • 1948 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet, dies at 69

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