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Hockey’s Jadoogar – Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand popularly known as hockey's jadoogar. Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August, 1905 at Allahabad. His father was in the British Indian...
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Today in History – 1 January


Amir Timur left Delhi. He took the title ‘Emperor of India’ and recrossed the Indus on March 11.


Shivaji assumed the royal title and he marched towards Surat.


Publication of Marathi newspaper ‘Gyanoday’.


Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure passed on October 6, 1860 came into force.


The first women magazine “Bola Bodhini” was published.


Queen Victoria was proclaimed as ‘The Empress of India’ in Delhi Darbar.


Money order system was introduced.


Satyendranath Bose, Professor, and famous Indian physics expert was born, He worked with Albert Einstein for some time.


A vast crowd thronged the great plain outside Delhi today, waiting to hear the declaration that King Edward VII was Emperor of India. The crowd, clothed in brilliantly colored garments, was largely composed of common people who had come to the durbar to see India’s princes pledge their fealty to the Emperor. The Duke of Connaught, representing King Edward, sat on the left of the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who sat on a throne surrounded by giant silver footstools. Lord Curzon spoke briefly, then read a message from the King, who expressed regret at not being present at the durbar and his wishes for “the increasing prosperity of my Indian Empire.” Among the dignitaries in the amphitheater were 600 veterans of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58.


Sir Edwin Lutyens was knighted in recognition of his quality of work at Delhi and his gratuitous services to the War Graves Commission.


Sir Edwin Lutyens, the Builder of Rashtrapati Bhavan and England’s most outstanding architect of his time, died.


India raised voice against Pakistani infiltration in the country. A complaint was lodged in the Security Council of United Nation on Kashmir invasion.


A ceasefire eventually came into force. Under UN supervision, a negotiated Cease Fire Line was drawn up on an actual holding basis pending future settlements. This meandering, and at places militarily illogical line, ran some 700 kilometers from Chhamb in the South to a map reference point NJ 9842 in Ladakh in the North. The fighting was to continue for 15 months, with heavy RIAF involvement throughout, but despite being continuously on an operational footing throughout this period, the reorganization and modernization of the service continued unabated.


Indian states abolished the previous rulers of Privy purses and privileges.


Indian General Insurance Corporation nationalized.


Broadcasting of Commercial Advertisements on TV stations started.


30-year Ganga water sharing treaty between India and Bangladesh takes effect.