Check out below about Today in History India 16 March in Indian history or March 16 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 16 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 16
1521, 16th March: Ferdinand Magellan traveled the world to the Philippines.
1528, 16th March: A battle fought between Rana Sang and Babur at Fatehpur Sikri, where Rana Sang was defeated.
1846, 16th March: According to the Treaty of Amritsar, the suzerainty of Kashmir was subdued under Gulab Singh, the Hindu king of Jammu.
1911, 16th March: Gopal Krishna Gokhale proposed to make primary education compulsory in India.
1937, 16th March: Mumbai High Court ruled that Dalits have the right to drink water from Chavdar Lake at Mahad.
1966, 16th March: Amal Kumar’s government became the 8th Chief Justice of India.
2001, 16th March: Nelson Mandela awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize.
2012, 16th March: Indian Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 16
1559: Maharana Amar Singh I, the Maharana of Mewar, the eldest son, and successor of Maharana Pratap of Mewar.
1693: Malhar Rao Holkar, a subhedar of the Maratha Empire.
1750: Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer.
1751: James Madison, 5th President of the United States.
1789: Georg Ohm, a German physicist, and mathematician.
1901: Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary.
1910: Iftikhar Ali Khan Siddiqui Pataudi, the 8th Nawab of Pataudi.
1911: Josef Mengele, a German Schutzstaffel officer, and physician during World War II.
1929: A. K. Ramanujan, an Indian poet, and scholar of Indian literature.
1971: Rajpal Yadav, an Indian actor.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 16
37 AD: Tiberius Caesar Augustus, the second Roman emperor.
1945: Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society.
1946: Alladiya Khan, an Indian Hindustani classical singer.
What happened in India on 16 March
Rana Sangram Singh, King of Mewad, attacked on Mughal Emperor Babur near Kanwa at Agra.
Amarsingh, Rajput king of Mewar, was born.
Shahaji Raje Bhosale, father of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was born.
Sarfoji Bhosle, King of Tanjawar, passed away.
Dr. W.M. Haffkine, great scientist, bacteriologist and professor, was born at Odessa in Russia.
Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi, famous poet, Gujarati litterateur and Headmaster, was born.
Parshuram Rajshekhar Basu, famous Bengali writer, was born.
Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
A. Appadorai, educationist and author, was born at Angadipuram, Kerala.
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi sr, England & India), was born in Pataudi, Punjab.
Gandhiji commends Gokhale’s attempts for abolition of indenture system.
Bhupendranath Basu, great freedom fighter, President of Congress and fluent orator, passed away.
C.V. Raman announced his discovery of ”new radiation” to an assembly of scientists at Bangalore.
Subroto Mukherjee became the first Indian Officer to command a squadron when he took over No.1.
Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, who was a revolutionary and brother of Swatantriya Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, passed away.
India calls Attlee’s independence offer contradictory, ‘a propaganda move’.
Alladiya Khan, famous singer of Kolhapur Darbar, passed away.
Judge Amal Kumar Sarkar became the Chief Justice of India. He held this office till 29/06/1966.
Sixth General Election of India begins.
Internationally wanted criminal Charles Sobharaj and 6 other prisoners escape from Tihar Jail.
Satyajit Ray, veteran film producer and director, was presented the honorary Oscar by a three-member Oscar committee at a Calcutta nursing home.
Bomb blast in a multi-storey building in Calcutta kills 70 people.
Central government introduces pension scheme for 170 million EPF subscribers.
K. Karunakaran resigns as CM of Kerala; Finance Minister presents Central Budget.
World’s best 7th wkt stand of 461 runs by Bhupinder Singh Jr. & P. Dharmani.
The first batch of three Russian-made Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft reaches India.
Saidian Shafi, correspondent, Ankhon Dekhi’, TV news magazine, and his personal security officer killed by militants in Srinagar.
Sonia Gandhi is elected chairperson of the Congress(I) Parliamentary Party.
Amarjeet Kaypee of Haryana, during an innings of 148 against Madhya Pradesh in the super-league match at Rajnandgaon, overtook Ashok Malhotra’s 7,274 runs and became the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy.
The Shiromani Akali Dal creates a record by unanimously electing Bibi Jagir Kaur Begowal as the first woman president of the SGPC.
Rabri Devi, Bihar Chief Minister, wins trust vote.