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25-January-1824

Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, Bengali poet and dramatist, was born in Sagardari village of Jessore district.

25-January-1856

Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians.

25-January-1880

Brahmo Samaj of modernisation and fraternity amongst religions Nababidhan Keshab Chandra Sen introduced.

25-January-1914

Gandhi reaches agreement with South African Union govt. on treatment of Indian nationals at South Africa.

25-January-1917

Captain P.K. Sahgal, freedom fighter who attended Indian Military Academy course at Dehradun, was born at Hoshiarpur.

25-January-1930

Mehdi Baqer, great educationist, was born at Faizabad in UP.

25-January-1932

Rammanohar Vishnunarayan Tripathi, great social worker and political leader of Maharashtra, was born.

25-January-1948

French India Peoples' Convention, Pondicherry, passed a resolution for complete merger of the French India with the Dominion of India. - G. V. Mavlankar was elected the first Speaker of the Indian Parliament.

25-January-1950

The post of the Governor General of India was abolished.

25-January-1954

Manabendranath Roy, famous leader of socialist revolution, passed away at Dehradun.

25-January-1957

Kashmir becomes Indian state.

25-January-1971

Himachal Pradesh High Court was established at Shimla for Himachal Pradesh Territory.

25-January-1971

Himachal Pradesh becomes a full-fledged 18th Indian Union state.

25-January-1976

Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut during India vs New Zealand at Auckland.

25-January-1980

Awards regarding Public Honour were re-started by Goverment of India; Mother Teresa was honoured by Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, etc.

25-January-1983

Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982).

25-January-1983

Telugu Desam swept to power in Andhra Pradesh.

25-January-1988

Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran, MGR (Posthumous) (1917-1987).

25-January-1989

Congress-I ministry headed by S. C. Jamir assumes office in Nagaland.

25-January-1989

Motilal Vora sworn in as CM of Madhya Pradesh.

25-January-1992

Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993).

25-January-1992

Swaran Singh and Vajpayee awarded 'Padma Vibhushan'.

25-January-1994

Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55.

25-January-1995

India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.

25-January-1999

Dr. R. Chidambaram, nuclear scientist, among the 14 distinguished personalities chosen for Padma Vibhushan. Sachin Tendulkar and Ruskin Bond get Padma Shri.

25-January-2000

The Centre begins the process of privatising the country's domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.

25-January-2000

The Government awards Padma Vibhushan to R.K. Narayan, Dr.M.S. Gill; Padma Bhushan for Rajnikant and Padmashri for A.R. Rehman.

History to be Continued ...



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