Today in History – 17 October

1777

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

1859

Keshavlal Harshrai Dhruv, researcher and translator, was born.

1903

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

1919

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

1920

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

1932

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

1940

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

1949

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

1956

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.

1970

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

1994

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

1994

Seshan’s controversial biography ”DMK” obtains stay.

1995

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.

1996

President’s rule reimposed in U.P.

1997

SEBI asks investors to adopt paperless trading through depository.

1998

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

2003

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

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