Today in History – 16 April

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Today in History 16-April

1853

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.

1903

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

1930

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

1974

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

1992

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

2000

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

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