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Events for October 24

24-October-1505Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal arrived at Cochin as Viceroy of India.
24-October-1579Jesuit father and first Englishman S.J.Thomas Stephens arrived at Goa in a Portuguese ship. He settled here and died in 1619.
24-October-1605Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.
24-October-1657Kalyan and Bhiwandi came under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
24-October-1789Jean C Baud, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1834-6), was born.
24-October-1827Viceroy Lord Rippan (1880-1884) was born.
24-October-1851First official telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Daimond Harbour spanning 33.8 km.
24-October-1856Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.
24-October-1868Balasaheb Pantpratinidhi, king of Aundh and painter, was born.
24-October-1890Shishirkumar Mitra, Physics expert, was born in Calcutta.
24-October-1904Lalchand Hirachand, famous industialist, was born.
24-October-1930Raj Bagri, Indies and British merchant in metal, was born.
24-October-1933Govindjee, famous scientist, was born in Allahabad, U.P. He found cutting plant sections easier than dissection of animals.
24-October-1934Mahatma Gandhi quits Indian Indian National Congress in struggle over tactics.
24-October-1934Arvindrao Laxmanrao Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav scored 8 & 7 runs in one Test), was born in Bombay.
24-October-1938Farooq Rehmany Mohammad, journalist, social reformer and political worker, was born at Bandipur.
24-October-1945UNO Day.
24-October-1953Selection of the Dassault Ouragan fighter from France at this time reflected the decision to initiate diversification of supply sources. The first four of over 100 Ouragans, or 'Toofanis' as they were to become known in the IAF, reached Palam Airport from France and this type re-equipped Nos.8, 3 and 4 Squadrons in that order.
24-October-1954Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Congress leader, died.
24-October-1955Ghulam Ahmad Hasan Muhammad Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman vs England 1982), was born in Kalusta, Maharashtra.
24-October-1966Yugoslavia, UAR call on the US at New Delhi to stop bombing of North Vietnam.
24-October-1975Bounded labour system was abolished by Ordinance.
24-October-1984First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.
24-October-1990BJP-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' in protest against L. K. Advani's arrest evokeed mixed response.
24-October-1991Ismat Chugtai, famous Urdu author, social worker and campaigner for justice for women, died at the age of 80 years.
24-October-1992Narmada, World Bank sets time to correct defects.
24-October-1994Justice Ahmad Mushabber Ahmadi sworn in as Chief Justice of India.
24-October-1994The Supreme Court refused to answer Presidential reference on Ayodhya and acquisition of disputed land was upheld.
24-October-1995A total eclipse of the sun witnessed from India to Vietnam.
24-October-1995Total solar eclipse seen over Rajasthan, UP, Bihar and West Bengal, while partial eclipse seen in the rest of the country.
24-October-1997Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
24-October-2000Hyrunnisa, suspected to be the key accused in the Kollam liquor tragedy, nabbed along with her husband and a worker in her shop in Guruvayur.
24-October-2000Delhi High Court admitted the appeal of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao against the lower court judgement in the JMM MPs' bribery case.
24-October-2000Sitaram Kesri (81), former Congress President, died at the AIIMS in New Delhi.

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