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Events for October 23

23-October-1797John J Rochussen, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1845-51), was born.
23-October-1824Rani Chainema fight with the Britishers at a 'killa' (fort) in Kitur.
23-October-1883Mirza Mohammad Ismile, Diwan of Mysore and Prime Minister of Hydrabad and Jaipur, was born.
23-October-1883Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia, a pioneer in Indian Geology, was born at Surat in Gujarat.
23-October-1898Khandubhai K. Desai, politician and social reformer, was born at Bulsar in Gujarat.
23-October-1919Lord Curzon, ex-Viceroy of India, takes over as Former Secretary from Tory leader Arthur Balfour in London.
23-October-1934Gandhi resigns as leader of the All India Congress.
23-October-1943Netaji Subash Chandra Bose inaugurated the Rani Jhansi Brigade in Azad Hind Army and announced war against the British Empire.
23-October-1959Chinese military confrontation with India in Aksai Chin killed 17 Indian soldiers in a clash on the Kashmir border.
23-October-1970If India's ""vasectomy fairs"" had hawkers, they might cry, ""Come one, come all & all one billion."" India faces a population of one billion by the year 2000. To hold down that number, the government offered money ($13 to each man) and gifts (a sari for his wife) to those willing to be sterilized. Thirteen dollars was more than three times what an average village worker can earn in one month. In December, a fair held at Kerala attracted 15,000 men. Just seven months later, a fair in the same town received 63,000. Doctors operated in ten-hour
23-October-1973Sambamurthy Pichhu, famous musician of Madras, died.
23-October-1985Rajiv Gandhi went to New York for the 40th anniversary of the UN.
23-October-1990Following the arrest of its President L. K. Advani, who was leading a rathyathra to Ayodhya at Samasthipur in Bihar, BJP withdrew support to National Front Government.
23-October-1992The dissident ministers of Bangarappa government in Karnataka resign.
23-October-1992UPSC decides to introduce a new essay paper for the civil services examination.
23-October-1996Shankarsinh Waghela (Mahagujarat Janata party), new chief minister, sworn in at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
23-October-1996 Amjad Ali Khan, sarod maestro, appointed UNICEF's national ambassador for children.
23-October-1997I.K. Gujral, PM, leaves for Edinburgh to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meeting.
23-October-1997Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka set deadline upto 31st October for sandalwood smuggler Veerappan to surrender.
23-October-1999A Boeing 707 carrying Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and his entourage lands safely at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai following a suspected tyre burst.
23-October-1999The chargesheet in Bofors case is a legal triumph, said Mr. Advani. But Congress(I) calls it as a political vendetta.
23-October-1999 V. P. Singh, former Prime Minister, tops the list of star witnesses in Bofors case.

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