Check out below about Today in History India 17 March in Indian history or March 17 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 17 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 17
1527, 17th March: Babur defeated Rana Sangram Singh of Chittorgarh.
1769, 17th March: British East India Company imposed a ban on weavers of Bengal.
1957, 17th March: Vanguard-1, the first solar-powered satellite in the United States, was launched.
1969, 17th March: Gold Meyer became the first female prime minister of Israel.
1987, 17th March: Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar retired from Test career.
1996, 17th March: Sri Lanka won the title by defeating Australia by seven wickets in the final of the Cricket World Cup.
1997, 17th March: Air-conditioned taxi service launched in Mumbai.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 17
1864: Joseph Baptista, an Indian politician, and activist.
1887: D. V. Gundappa, a Kannada writer and philosopher.
1920: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi politician, and statesman. He is known as the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh.
1962: Kalpana Chawla, an American astronaut, engineer, and the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.
1975: Puneeth Rajkumar, an Indian film actor, playback singer, anchor, and producer.
1990: Saina Nehwal, an Indian professional badminton singles player.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 17
1782: Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss mathematician, and physicist.
1956: Irene Joliot-Curie, a French chemist, physicist, and a politician.
1957: Ramon Magsaysay, the seventh President of the Philippines.
2000: Rajkumari Dubey, an Indian playback singer.
2012: Chaleo Yoovidhya, a Thai businessman and investor. He was co-creator of the Red Bull brands of energy drinks.
What happened in India on 17 March
Rana Sangram Singh, King of Mewad, fought Babur near Kanwa at Agra and lost the battle and died thereafter. He had vowed not to enter Chittogarh without a victory.
To establish the business of English Mill’s Cloth, East Indiian Company had imposed various restriction on weavers of Bengal to destroy the Muslim and textile industry in Bengal , which was meant to destroy the Indian cloth and ‘malmal’ industry.
Salby Teaty was singed between Anderson (British) and Scindia for the Maratha and East India Company.
Rani Shiromani anounced to attack the British Army.
Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda was born.
Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, father of modern Marathi language, passed away.
Narsinghcharya Purohit Tirunarayan Iyyangar, famous Kannad poet, music director and critic, was born.
Pandit Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar, educationist and internationally famed Sanskrit scholar, was born at Satara, Maharashtra.
Smt. Anutai Wagh, great social worker, passed away.
Mujiburr Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was born in Tungipara now in Bangladesh.
Indian troops retreat from Rathedaung to Buthidaung in the face of a renewed Japanese offensive on the Arakan front in Burma.
Indian Standard’s Institute started working to control the quality of Indian products and the ISI mark was issued to quality products.
New Central Cabinet under J. L. Nehru sworn in.
Dalai Lama XIV flees from Tibet after Chinese military occupied Tibet.
4th Parliament (Lok Sabha) was formed.
President’s rule in Kerala.
Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), passed away.
Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak.
First operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1A) launched by a Russian Vostok. IRS system under National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) coordinated at national level by the Planning Committee of NNRMS (PC-NNRMS) and the data from IRS satellites is processed by the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. SI, a US Company, also receives and markets IRS data worldwide under a commercial contract with Antrix Corporation of the Department of Space.
Daily newspaper ‘Sakal’ published its edition in South Maharashtra.
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, president of Lok Dal (B) and former Union Minister, passed away.
The first Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-IA completes three years of successful operation. (18-3-91).
Suburban rail fare increase cut; 20\% hike in first class, second class A/C sleeper and chair car reduced to 15\%.
Wali Mohammad Itto, former Speaker of J&K Assembly shot dead by militants.
Congress-I in Arunachal Pradesh wins two-third majority.
Cochin Stock Exchange goes online.
A Delhi court sentences former Union Minister Kalpnath Rai to 10 years RI.
An international seminar on UN Peacekeeping was co-jointly hosted by Ministry of External affairs and Ministry of Defence at New Delhi from 17 to 19 March 1999. The seminar was conducted by HQ Army Training Command, Shimla on behalf of the Indian Army. A total of 126 foreign delegates from 71 countries participated in the seminar.
GM Dibyendu Barua and IWM S. Vijayalakshmi (both India) won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the Asian Zonal chess championship in Mumbai.
V.C. Pande, Bihar Governor, accords sanction to the CBI to prosecute RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav in a disproportionate assets case.