Check out below about Today in History India 12 March in Indian history or March 12 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 12 March in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on March 12
1894, 12th March: Coca-Cola bottle sales began.
1918, 12th March: The Russian capital moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
1930, 12th March: Mahatma Gandhi embarked on a 200-mile Dandi March for the Salt Satyagraha.
1968, 12th March: Mauritius became independent from England.
1993, 12th March: A series of 12 bomb blasts in Mumbai killed more than 300 people and injured thousands.
1999, 12th March: The Government of India decided that Mahatma Gandhi would be depicted on government currency notes.
1999, 12th March: The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland joined NATO.
2003, 12th March: The World Health Organization officially release a global warning of outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 12
1824: Gustav Kirchhoff, a German physicist.
1833: Baburao Shedmake, an Indian pro-independence rebel and a Gond chieftain from Central India.
1911: Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, the first Chief Minister of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
1913: Yashwantrao Chavan, an Indian politician. He served as the last Chief Minister of Bombay State and the first of Maharashtra.
1964: Falguni Pathak, an Indian singer.
1984: Shreya Ghoshal, an Indian playback singer.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 12
1942: Robert Bosch, a German industrialist, engineer, and inventor.
1960: Kshitimohan Sen, an Indian scholar.
1999: Yehudi Menuhin, an American violinist.
2001: Robert Ludlum, an American author.
2013: Ganesh Pyne, an Indian painter, and draughtsman.
What happened in India on 12 March
Usman Khan Lohani, son of Isa Khan, was defeated in the battle of Nekujyal. He died as the last independent ruler of Bengal.
Daman Div Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, first Chief Minister of Goa, was born.
Yashvantrao Balvantrao Chavan, first Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), was born in Karachi, India.
Mahatma Gandhi started Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to break salt law. This march stretched of 375 km. was covered in 26 days with 78 followers. The whole of India joined the campaign to boycott foreign goods and refused to pay taxes. Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan or Frontier Gandhi started Khudai Kidmatgar movement in the North-West Frontier. The Government went back to its brutal force and about 90,000 people were imprisoned within a year. In Peshawar, the Gharwal regiment refused to shoot a demonstrator. In Nagaland Rani Gaidilita, a 13 year old girl raised the flag against the Britishers and was put into life imprisonment in 1932. Nehru hearing this uttered A day will come when India will remember her and Cherish her. She was released after Independence.
Vijay Laxman Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17), was born in Amritsar.
Chinese engineers leave to survey a route for the proposed 1,000-mile-long highway from Ningyuan, China to Assam, India.
British troops vacate the Andaman in Gulf of Bengal.
No. 7 Squadron, which had flown its Vengeances on some missions against dissident tribesmen in North Waziristan, started operations in the Arakan from an airstrip at Uderbund near Kumbigram.
Indian National Academy of Letters “Sahitya Academy” inaugurated by Dr. Radhakrishnan.
Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India for the second time after winning the General Elections.
Reactor Research Centre established at Kalpakkam. On 18th December 1985, it was renamed as Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research.
Vote gives Indira Gandhi 70 \% of regional seats.
After 58 years in the commemoration of Dandi March, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi performed the 32 kms Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram.
Samresh Basu, famous Bengali writer, passed away.
Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray admits to an Opposition-sponsored motion for removal of the Supreme Court Judge V. Ramaswamy for alleged misappropriation of public funds, and sets up a three-Judge committee to investigate.
A devastating wave of car-bomb explosions killed an estimated 300 people and injured hundreds more today in the large western Indian port city of Bombay. The first blast ripped through the city’s stock exchange building, and minutes later a dozen slightly less powerful explosions rocked the bustling city center.The bomb attacks appeared to have been part of a carefully planned operation.The devices were clearly meant to cause maximum loss of life and damage to property.
Centenary celebrations held at Kasturba Hospital for Infections diseases. (CIVIC).
India and the US decide to hold joint naval exercises in the Indian ocean.
The four-member break-away group of Telugu Desam recognised by Lok Sabha speaker.
Powerful bomb blasts at twelve various places in Mumbai takes 317 lives.
Congress party loses India national election.
Election Commission rejects claim by Indira Congress as the real Congress. The ‘hand’ symbol will remain with Indian National Congress headed by PVN Rao.
Last session of the 10th Lok Sabha ends.
Jaspal Rana equals world mark in standard pistol 25m (ISU) event in South Asian shooting in Delhi.