Tuesday, March 24, 2015

24 March - Day in History of India and Importance

1307 Malik Kafur, Alauddin Khilji's Commander, won the impregnable fort of Devgiri.  Raja Ramdeva was taken prisoner and sent to Delhi. He died in 1312.
1757        Surrender of French at Chandernagore to Clive
1855 First long distance telegram message was opened between Agra and Calcutta at a distance of 1,300 km.
1902 Anusilan Samiti, a revolutionary organisation, was formed in Bengal.
1946 British Cabinet Mission came to India presided by Lord Pethick Lawrence.
1947 Lord Louis Mountbatten came to India.
1968 The second Indian-made rocket 'Menaka' successfully launched at the Thumba station.
1974 Lokprabha weekly started its publication.
1977 Morarji Desai elected leader of Janata Party and sworn in as the Prime Minister of India at New Delhi.  He was in the office of Prime Minister till July 28, 1979. This was first non-Congress Government in India.
1977 Ban on RSS and 26 other organisations lifted.
1987 First developmental launch of new generation rocket ASLV 'Stretched Rohini Satellite Series' (SROSS-1). This carried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for gamma ray astronomy. This plunged within two minutes and 40 seconds of its launching.
1990 Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) was withdrawn in toto from the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.
1998 G.M.C. Balayogi of the Telugu Desam is elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha as the candidate of the BJP-led Government.
1998 200 people are killed in a tornado on both sides of the West Bengal-Orissa border. The toll includes 80 from West Bengal's Midnapore district.
2000 Rupali Repale of India becomes the first woman and the youngest to swim the Robben Island channel-both ways.


1924 Virendrakumar Bhattacharya, Gyanpeeth award winner and Assamia novelist, was born.


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