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15-December-1675

Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him.

15-December-1749

Shahu Chattrapati, grandson of Shivaji, died.

15-December-1803

East India Company captured Orrisa state.

15-December-1859

S. Kasturiranga Ayengar, owner of Hindu newspaper, was born.

15-December-1894

Saraswatibai, famous singer and classical music expert, was born.

15-December-1908

Swami Ranga Natahananda, was born at Trikkur, Kerala.

15-December-1912

Aspy Merwan, engineer and who became the Air Marchal of India, was born.

15-December-1932

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner of India, was born.

15-December-1943

The Vengeance suffered numerous defects and teething troubles, necessitating temporary withdrawal from the two IAF squadrons, but the problems were eventually mitigated if not eradicated, and No. 8 Sqn flew its first operational Vengeance sorties against Japanese targets from Double Moorings, Chittagong.

15-December-1950

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first deputy Prime Minister of independent India also known as the 'Iron Man' and Bharat Ratna awardee, died.

15-December-1951

Scindia's SS Jal Pushpa launched.

15-December-1957

60 Harijans enter the Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi.

15-December-1965

Third cyclone of the year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges river.

15-December-1965

Maharastra State Agriculture Industry Development Corporation established.

15-December-1974

Rasulatbai, veteran classical music expert, died.

15-December-1976

Baichung Bhutia, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim.

15-December-1976

Daily newspaper "Lokmat" published it's first Jalgaon edition.

15-December-1980

Hema Chengkalath, female Soccer(Football) player, was born in Calgary, Canada.

15-December-1988

Landslide victory for GNLF in Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections.

15-December-1991

Satyajit Ray, film maestro, awarded Special Oscar for his lifetime achievement.

15-December-1992

BJP Governments of Sunderlal Patwa (MP), Shanta Kumar (HP) and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan) dismissed.

15-December-1995

Rajya Sabha approves extension of President's rule in J & K for a further period of 6 months and also passes Government resolution approving imposition of President's rule in UP.

15-December-1997

Magsaysay award winning litterateur Mahasweta Devi, Sitar maestro Annapurna Devi and Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra honoured with 'Desikottam' by Visva Bharati University.

15-December-1997

Orissa Janata Dal unit splits with 29 of 43 Legislature Party members forming 'Biju Janata Dal'.

15-December-1999

The CPI (M) urges the Centre to take over Dunlop India Ltd.

15-December-1999

Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, arrives in Berlin to attend G-20 meet.

History to be Continued ...



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