Today in History – 27 June

today in history 27 june

today in history 27 june

1838

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), famous novelist, “the father of modern Indian fiction” and writer of national song ‘Vande Mataram’, was born at Katalpara near Naihati, West Bengal. Some of his writings are ‘Anandmath’ and ‘Kapal Kundala’.

1839

Raja Ranjit Singh, ruler of Punjab, passed away (27 or 28).

1894

Chhaganbapa (Chhaganlal Karamshi Parekh), great social worker, was born.

1906

Establishment of ‘Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad’.

1922

Vaidyalingam Akhiladam Perunglur, Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Tamil author, was born.

1922

On this day in 1922, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded the first Newbery Medal, honored the year’s best children’s book, to The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon.

1939

Rahul Dev (R. D.) Burman “Pancham Da”, famous music director, was born.

1940

On this day in 1940, the Germans set up two-way radio communication in their newly occupied French territory, employing their most sophisticated coding machine, Enigma, to transmit information.

1963

President John F. Kennedy appointed Henry Cabot Lodge, his former Republican political opponent, to succeed Frederick E. Nolting as ambassador to Vietnam. The appointing of Lodge and the recall of Nolting signaled a change in U.S. policy in South Vietnam.

1964

Teen Murti Bhavan, official residence of the Prime Minister of India, became the Nehru Memorial Museum.

1967

First Indian made AVRO aircraft passenger Plane HS748 handed over to Indian Airlines.

1995

Environmentalist and ‘Chipko’ leader, Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna ends the 49-day old fast in demand for a scientific review of the controversial Tehri dam project in UP.

1997

Surendra Pratap Singh, famous Journalist and former chief editor of Nav Bharat Times Group, died at Delhi.

2000

The Clinton administration rejected a demand by 21 U.S. Congressmen for declaring India a terrorist state in the wake of attacks on Christian priests and churches.

2000

Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, launched National Initiative for child protection of which childline is an integral part.

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