Wednesday, April 8, 2015

8 April - Day in History of India and Importance

563 - Buddha's birthday (Celebrated in Japan, Taiwan, Korea)

1674 - Chatrapathi Shivaji appointed Hansaji Mohite as Chief  General of his army.

1857 - Death of Mangal Pandey, the sepoy who revolted against British rule, in 1857 Indian war of independence.

The Times of India News item in paper dated 9 April : The Mutiny at Barrackpore: " At 2 o"clcok on Sunday last, a sepoy shot at Lt. Baugh The shot missed the man it was intended but struck his horse, severely wounding the animal. The sepoy then tried to shoot himself..."

The Times of India News item in paper dated 10 April: The Day "Mungloo Panray Rose" "...The man, Mungloo Panray, is a high caste Brahmin..."

1894 - Death of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.

1929 - Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs in Central Legislative Assembly


1894 - Swami Chandra Sekhar Saraswati of Kanchi Kamokoti Peetham

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