23 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 23 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 23rd February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Khongjom Day (Manipur, India)
  • World Book & Copyright Day

Important Events:

1774: British Commander Colonel Chapman defeated Rohilla’s army and captured Ruhelkhand.
1795: East India Company gave Warren Hastings a grant of the money and he was honourably acquitted of the charges.
1929: Ranjit Film Co. was founded by Chandulal Shah and Gohar at Bombay.
1930: Riots break out in Peshawar; 20 Indians shot down after killing of three Britishers.
1938: Viceroy Lord Linlithgow opens the hydro-electric scheme at Malakand.
1955: Political Committee of Asian-African Conference at Bandung adopted an Indian resolution calling for a ban on atomic weapons.
1959: Peking Radio reports say that Chinese troops defeated rebels in south-eastern Tibet and have closed Tibet’s borders with India and Burma
1987: Supreme Court in a judgement confers Hindu widows absolute ownership of property under Hindu Succession Act 1956.
1994: Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, former Indian Union Muslim League president, floats a new party – the Indian National League.
1991: Major parties agree to have polls in Punjab.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.

1504: Guru Angad, Sikh Guru, was born.
1751: Gilbert Aliat Minto, governor general of East India Company, was born.
1858: Pandita Ramabai, social reformer and philosopher, was born in the State of Mysore.
1913: Dhananjay Vithal Keer, famous biogropher, was born.
1928: Narasimha Murtey, educationist, was born at Nandur, A.P.
1977: Kal Penn, Indian-American actor
 
 
 

Death / Death Anniversary:

Satyajit Ray

1926: Madhavrao Sapre, great political leader, passed away.
1968: Bade Gulam Ali Khan, famous ghazal singer, passed away.
1992: Satyajit Ray, internationally famous Indian film producer-director, Bharat Ratna Awardee, passed away at the age of 70.
 

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