15 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 15 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 15th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Universal Day of Culture
  • World Art Day

Important Events:

1658: Raja Jaswant Singh was defeated at Dharmat. He was sent by Shahjahan and Dara Shukoh to resist Aurangzeb’s advance towards Agra.
1895: Bal Gangadhar Tilak inagurated the Shivaji Mahotsav at Raigad Fort.
1919: British troops kill 400 Indians, who were demonstrating against the British rule at Amritsar for the forced marshall law on Punjab.
1946: The Kangla Tongbi war memorial built for 221 members Advance Base Depot, who laid down their lives to repulse several waves of Japanese attacks, was erected near a village named Kangla Tongbi at Mile 8 on the Imphal – Dimapur road. It was originally erected from local stone and the main epitaph displayed above is of black Naga stone.
1947: The new Indian Parliament appeals for non-violence.
1947: Issues with Jinnah a joint appeal for communal peace.
1948: Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh was created by the merger of some 30 small ruling states.
1948: Purushottamdas Tandon was honoured with the title of ‘Rajashri’ at a huge rally by Devaraha Baba. He was awarded the Prestigious ‘Bharat Ratna’ award.
1950: Acharya Vinoba Bhave requested to the villagers of Panchampalli Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to give 80 acres of land, and with this he had started his ‘Bhudan Andolan’.
1956: A combined army and police action against well armed Naga rebels.
1975: India recognises the Sihanouk Government in Cambodia.
1980: Six more private sector banks nationalized.
1984: Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab, India.
1992: Union Carbide decides to sell its holdings in India to raise upto $ 17 million for a hospital in Bhopal.
1994: India signed `GAT’ agreement.
1996: Shyam Benegal’s film ‘The Making of a Mahatma’ released in S. Africa
2000: Baichung Bhutia became the first Asian-player to score a goal in the professional English game.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1874: Tryambak Sitaram Karkhanis, founder of `Maharashtra Natak Mandali’, was born.
1883: Narhar Raghunath Phatak, famous journalist and historian, was born.
1890: Gaganvihari Lalubhai Mehta, famous Indian economist, politician and journalist, was born.
1901: Balakrishna Janardan Mohoni, cricket Test Umpire for 11 Tests from 1948-57, was born in Maharashtra.
1919: Arjan Singh, Air Chief Marshal and Padma Vibhushan, DFC, was born in Lyalpur.
1926: Gurvel Singh Pannu, famous Hindi writer, was born in Lauhka, Punjab.
1927: Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, was born.
1932: Suresh Shridhar Bhat, famous poet, was born.
1938: Madhurima. Ch, educationist and artist, was born in Begusarai, Bihar .
1942: George VI awards the George Cross to the people of Malta.
1901: Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1986)
1922: Hasrat Jaipuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1999)
1932: Suresh Bhat, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2003)
1963: Manoj Prabhakar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
1977: Sudarsan Pattnaik, Indian sculptor

Death / Death Anniversary:

1794: Moropant Paradkar, great poet of Marathi in Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
1992: D. T. Lakdawala, former member of Planning Commission, passed away.

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