October 21- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 21 October

21-October-1296
Alauddin Khalji conquered the throne of Delhi. In July declared himself as the Sultan.
21-October-1577
Guru Ramdas, Sikh Guru, established Amritsar city.
21-October-1762
Herman W Daendels, Brig-General and Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), was born.
21-October-1789
Ramshastri Prabhune, justice of Peshwa kingdom, died.
21-October-1858
Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, great social reformer, was born.
21-October-1887
Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha, great politician, revolutionist leader and chief minister, was born at Khanwa.
21-October-1906
Gandhiji went to England till Nov 30 on deputation to present Indians' case to Colonial Secretary.
21-October-1916
Dinkarrai Dhirajlal Desai, cricket Test Umpire for 3 tests from 1955-57, was born in Gujarat.
21-October-1934
Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and his friends established the 'Congress Socialist Party' and Acharya Narendra Dev was its President and JP was its Gen. Secretary.
21-October-1943
Azad Hind Government was established in Singapore and Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was elected as its national leader.
21-October-1947
The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions), Lahore was bifurcated and the pension work relating to Indian nationals was transferred to Allahabad.
21-October-1950
China invades Tibet.
21-October-1954
Government of India and France sign an agreement for the de-facto transfer of the French settlement of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe to the Indian Union. The merger took place on November 1.
21-October-1959
Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
21-October-1981
Kerala under central rule.
21-October-1989
Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha and Harminder Singh alias Jinda sentenced to death for the murder of former Army Chief Gen. A. K. Vaidya.
21-October-1990
Doordarshan starts afternoon news bulletins at 2 p.m. (Hindi) and 3 p.m. (English) of 7.5 minutes duration on week days and 5 minutes on Sundays.
21-October-1994
Government notifies substantial increase in the ceiling on election expenses on Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
21-October-1995
L.K.Advani unanimously re-elected BJP president for the fourth time in New Delhi.
21-October-1995
Suresh Mehta, Finance Minister in the outgoing Keshubhai Patel ministry, sworn in as the second BJP CM of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, ending the month-long political turmoil.
21-October-1996
Japan gets non-permanent seat in Security Council after a contest with India.
21-October-1997
Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes global with inauguration of its website on the Internet.
21-October-1997
RBI de-regulates deposit rates, reduces CRR and Bank Rate (from 10\% to 9) and allows banks to have two sets of Prime Lending Rates.
21-October-1998
Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
21-October-1999
B. R. Chopra, filmmaker, gets the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
21-October-1999
Madhavrao Scindia becomes the Deputy Leader of Congress (I) in the Lok Sabha.
21-October-2000
Seema Antil becomes the first Indian ever to win a global title by bagging a gold medal in disc throw in the World Junior Athletic championship in Santiago.