Today in History – 16 April

Today in History 16-April


The first Railway Train on Indian sub-continent, while celebrating its birth, covered a streach of 21 miles i.e. 35 kms from Bombay to Thane. In the inauguration ceremony, 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left Bori Bunder (presently C.S.T.) at 3.30 pm amidst the loud applause of a vast multitude and to the salute of 21 guns to reach the destination.


Kalka-Simla Railway line section was opened for public conveyance.


Baba Kanshi Ram, freedom fighter and social reformer, was arrested by British police.


Dr. Sarvapalli Radhanakrishnan, former President of India, Philosopher and litterateur, passed away.


The then PM, Shri Narsimha Rao, coined a new slogan to the nation, ‘Desh banao, desh bachao’.


India wins the second leg of the pre-olympic hockey tournament at Perth.

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