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23-February-1768

Nizam accepted British supremacy and Smith Col. signed peace treaty with the Nizam.

23-February-1792

The Third Mysore War ended in Tipu Sultan's signing of Peace Treaty dictated by Lord Cornwallis & surrendering his two sons, Abdul Khaliq & Maiz - Uddin. This is known as Treaty of Seringapatam.

23-February-1843

Narendranath Sen, famous journalist, was born.

23-February-1876

Saint Gadgebaba, great modern saint of Maharashtra, was born.

23-February-1908

Maharaj Kumar Raghubir Sinh, famous Hindi writer and historian, was born.

23-February-1932

The N. W. Frontier province is created.

23-February-1946

Some 300,000 Indians joined in anti-British demonstrations today in the wake of yesterday's violent riots in the city of Bombay. Indian Navy rebels. A day of terror and rebellion saw Indian Navy members turn against their British officers firing machine guns.

23-February-1952

Employees Provident Fund Bill and Miscellaneous Provision Act passed in the Lok Sabha.

23-February-1962

Union government sets up an Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed by the Department of Atomic Energy and work on Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) started.

23-February-1962

The Cholera Research Centre was established at Calcutta (renamed as the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases in 1979).

23-February-1969

Madhubala, famous Hindi film actress, passed away.

23-February-1980

Prakash Padukone becomes the first Indian to win All-England Badminton Championship.

23-February-1990

5-member Ministry headed by R. K. Ranbir Singh in Manipur elected.

23-February-1993

Jnanpith Award was given to Sitakant Mahapatra (Oriya).

23-February-1993

India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England.

23-February-1993

Noted Hindi poet Naresh Mehta wins Gyanpith Award.

23-February-1993

Pre-budget Economic Survey proposes closure of sick PSE and rationalisation of tax and interests rates.

23-February-1994

India rebuts Pak charges on Kashmir in the 53-nation UN Commission on Human Rights.

23-February-1996

North-Eastern Development Finance Corporation inaugurated.

23-February-1997

176 people dead and 500 injured in a major fire at a religious congregation in Baripada, Orissa.

23-February-1997

Successful test firing of the 250-km version of the Prithvi missile.

23-February-1997

Justice J. S. Verma appointed Chief Justice of India.

23-February-1998

Raman Lamba, former Indian Test cricketer, passed away in Dhaka, three days after being hit on the head while close-in fielding.

23-February-1998

BJP leader Ranjit Yadav was shot dead in Sahibganj district.

23-February-1998

Ramdeo Singh, freedom fighter, is shot dead at Salaunchak village in Bihar.

23-February-1998

The Samajwadi Party candidate for the Motihari Lok Sabha seat, Mr. Devendra Nath Dubey, is shot dead at Baniarpur in Patna.

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