Today in History – 16 April

Share This Post

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.


Related Posts

Art and Literature of Middle Ages

Art during the Middle Ages was different based on...

Literature of Ancient India: Sanskrit Drama

The origin of Sanskrit drama is in obscurity; there...

The Bhakti Movement of the Medieval Age

The Bhakti Movement, one of the most remarkable features...

Saivism: Origin, Principles and Kinds

The origin of Saivism may be traced to, as...

Sikhism – An Introduction to Sikh Religion

Sikhism had its origin in the teachings of Guru...

The Gandhara Art

The Gandhara Art, justifying its name, is localized to...
- Advertisement -spot_img