Today in History – 28 June

today in history 28 june

1787

Sir Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces, was born.

1836

On this day in 1836, James Madison, drafter of the Constitution, recorder of the Constitutional Convention, author of the “Federalist Papers” and fourth president of the United States, died on his tobacco plantation in Virginia.

1857

Nana Sahib proclaimed himself as the Peshwa and called for the total extermination of the British power of India at Bithoor.

1857

Emerson Hough, one of the most successful writers of adventure novels of the romantic western genre, was born in Newton, Iowa.

1883

Shivprasad Gupta, social reformer, politician, leader, philanthropist, freedom fighter and educationist, was born at Varanasi.

1921

Sahityaratna P. V. Narsingh Rao, former Prime Minister of India, was born.

1924

Jamshedji Framji Madan ( J. F. Madan ), founder of Madan & Co. and Parsi Theatrical Company, passed away on June 28 at Calcutta.

1948

The Soviet Union expeled Yugoslavia from the Communist Information Bureau (COMINFORM) for the latter’s position on the Greek civil war. The expulsion was concrete evidence of the permanent split that had taken place between Russia and Yugoslavia.

1972

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis died. He was the first founder of Indian statistical Institute to receive world recognition. In 1958, he started his national sample surveys. A Sample survey means assessing a situation by studying a part of it which would represent the whole, some of his proposals were included in the second five year plan. His original work made him elected as fellow of the Royal society in 1945.

1975

Netherlands gave independence to Dutch Guyana, which became Suriname; one third of Hindus (descendants of Indian plantation workers) emigrated to Netherlands for better social and economic conditions.

1975

As a response to anti-government demonstrations, India imposed the toughest press censorship since independence.

1986

Union Government sanctioned maternity leave for unmarried women employees too.

1995

Madhya Pradesh in central India was designated a “tiger state” to protect the animal from poachers and settlers.

1996

India opened its office (based in Gaza city) in the area under the Palestinian Authority.

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