December 8- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 8 December.

8-December-1857
Mohsini from Delhi was hanged in jail.
8-December-1875
Tej Bahadur Sapru, great leader, was born.
8-December-1879
Jatindranath Mukherjee (Jatin Bagha), famous revolutionary, was born in Jessore.
8-December-1897
Balkrishna Sharma "Navin", famous Hindi poet, was born in Bhyana village of Shajapur district in MP.
8-December-1900
Udayshankar, famous dance master, was born.
8-December-1911
Gaandhiji invites Gokhale to South Africa.
8-December-1920
A. Adivi Reddy, social reformer and educationist, was born at Chandragiri, AP.
8-December-1922
Hari Prasad Sharma, cricket Test umpire for 3 tests from 1974-77, was born at Delhi.
8-December-1930
British Gen. Norman Simpson shot at desk by Indian nationalists.
8-December-1932
Indian Air Force Act was passed.
8-December-1942
Hemant Shamsunder Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974), was born in Amravati, Maharashtra.
8-December-1970
Army Ordnance Corps was awarded the 'Colours' by the Vice President of India, Shri G S Pathak, at AOC Centre, Secunderabad. The Ordnance colour is a scarlet silken flag with the Ordnance crest in the center and surrounding it is a wreath of Ashoka Leaves and Lotus flowers.
8-December-1980
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev visits New Delhi.
8-December-1985
The first summit was held at Dhaka. (7 0r 8).
8-December-1992
World-wide protest against Ayodhya demolition, temples burnt in Pakistan and Britain; Advani, Joshi, Singhal arrested; Nation observes 'bandh'.
8-December-1994
At 1730 hrs, a rocket propelled grenade fired by Somalia militia during inter clan fighting exploded on the roof of the barrack which housed IAF officers. In the explosion, two officers and an airman were injured.
8-December-1996
Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest cricketer to make 3000 runs in test cricket (at the age of 23 yrs and 228 days).
8-December-1998
An Indian film, 'The Terrorist' wins all top awards including the Golden Pyramid award for the best film at the 23rd Cairo International Film Festival. Santosh Sivan gets the best director award, while its actress Ayesha Dharker bags the best actress award.
8-December-1999
Dr. Shankar K. Pal of the Indian Statistical Institute selected for the G.D. Birla Award for 1999.
8-December-1999
Furore in the Lok Sabha over RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav's daughter topping the MBBS exam.
8-December-1999
Brij Bhupinder Singh alias Lalli, former Punjab Minister, was arrested on charges of fraud and disappropriation of public funds.
8-December-1999
The Opposition attacks Prime Minister Vajpayee for "withholding'' information on ministers' resignation.
8-December-2000
EC nod for Paswans's party to be known as Lok Janshakti Party

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