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28-January-1846

British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.

28-January-1853

Jose Marti, great author and politician, was born at Cuba.

28-January-1865

Lala Lajpat Rai 'Punjab Kesari', great valiant freedom fighter, social reformer, humanitarian and lawyer, was born in Dhudike village of Ferozepur district, Punjab.

28-January-1877

Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.

28-January-1894

Anandibai Prabhakar Jayawant, famous Hindi writer, was born at Baroda.

28-January-1895

Shankarrao Dattatray Dev, veteran Congress leader, Gandhian and Sarvoday leader, was born.

28-January-1898

Nivedita, an Irish lady of Scottish descent, came to India.

28-January-1900

General K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was born at Sanivara, Santhai (Coorg).

28-January-1902

Gandhiji left for Rangoon visit. Stays for a month with Gokhale at Calcutta. Returns to Rajkot and settles down to practise.

28-January-1911

The famous Hope diamond, once worn by Marie Antoinette, was bought tonight for over $300,000 by Ned McLean, son of John McLean. Mrs. McLean wore it as a head ornament, guarded by a former Secret Service man who in turn was guarded by two private detectives. Walnut-sized and exquisitely blue in color, the 44.5-carat stone stems from India. Its owners included Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and a London banker named Hope. A sinister history of ill luck, madness, and violent death clings to the unique gem.

28-January-1925

Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.

28-January-1933

India in Waldorf Hotel in London read out a four and a half page note in Cambridge.

28-January-1937

Suman Kalyanpurkar, famous singer, was born.

28-January-1950

Supreme Court of India was inaugurated.

28-January-1951

Kashmir issue taken up in UN security council.

28-January-1961

Foundation-stone of the first factory of H.M.T. wrist watches laid in Bangalore.

28-January-1976

Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park.

28-January-1984

Dozen's of Sikh Militants arrested in India's troubled Punjab State after terrorists killed 3 people and injured 31 in grenade attack.

28-January-1984

Sohrab Meherwanji Modi, famous drama and film producer, director and actor, passed away.

28-January-1992

Umanath Vachaspati, Magsesey Award winner, passed away.

28-January-1996

Dev Kanta Baruah, first President of former Congress, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 82.

28-January-1998

All 26 accused, who stood trial in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, were sentenced to death. A designated Judge of the TADA court in Chennai found them guilty.

28-January-1999

Central Zone won the Deodhar Trophy, defeating South in their final in Agartala.

28-January-2000

Indian junior cricket team wins the Youth cricket World Cup.

History to be Continued ...



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