Today in History – 17 October


British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at Saratoga, N.Y.


Keshavlal Harshrai Dhruv, researcher and translator, was born.


7th Madras Infantry was re-established as 67th Punjabi Infantary.


The Khilafat Movement was launched under the leadership of Maulana Jauhar Ali, Maulana Shaukat Ali and Abdul Kalam Azad.


Bhartiya Communist Party was formed at Tashkent with seven members including M.N. Roy, Birendra Chattopadhyay and Abani Mukherji.


Rani Gaidinliu, freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader, was captured by the British army.


Mahatma Gandhi called for Individual Satyagrah and Vinoba Bhave started it.


The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Article 370 of the Constitution making special provisions for J&K.


The nuclear power station Calder Hall was opened in Britain. Calder Hall is the first nuclear station to feed an appreciable amount of power into a civilian network.


Anil Radhakrishna Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg spinner since 1990), was born in Bangalore.


Kapil Dev’s last one-day international vs West Indies.


Seshan’s controversial biography ”DMK” obtains stay.


BJP withdraws support to Mayavati Government in Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Motilal Vohra accepts the resignation of Mayawati and her cabinet but asks her to continue as caretaker government. BJP’s top brass takes the final decision to break with the BSP.


President’s rule reimposed in U.P.


SEBI asks investors to adopt paperless trading through depository.


Nine women are buried alive as the roof of the 200-year-old Balaji temple in Varanasi’s Ramghat area caves in.


Taipei 101 is completed in Taipei, becoming the world’s tallest high-rise.

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