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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/01/1781 British troops defeated Hyder Ali's progress. He was checked by Eyree Coote after the battle of Porto Novo and becamed subdued.
07/01/1821 Daily newspaper 'Mumbai Samachar' was published.
07/01/1852 For the first time in Asia, Postal Stamp for the general public was issued by Sindh Province in Karachi.
07/01/1856 In south, the first line was opened by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Veyasarpandy and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles.
07/01/1862 Calcutta High Court was established for West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Court has a Circuit Bench at Port Blair.
07/01/1879 Post Card of one paisa was started in India by the Post and Telegraph Department.
07/01/1882 Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great professor, politician, physician, leader and veteran nationalist, was born at Patna.
07/01/1902 K. S. Ranjit Singh ""Ranji"" scored 230 runs as the captain and Newham (153). They added 344 runs for 7th wkt at Sussex vs Essex.
07/01/1906 Pulavar Kulandai, great author and poet, was born at Bhavani.
07/01/1909 Madanlal Dhingra, revolutionary, assassinated Sir William Curzon Wyllie, a prominent Anglo-Indian, at the Imperial Institute in London.
07/01/1913 Vasantrao Phulsing Naik, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, was born at Ganuli (Yeotmal).
07/01/1913 Kumarmanglam Parasshiv Prabhakar, former Chief of Indian Army, was born.
07/01/1927 Chandrashekhar, former Prime Minister of India, was born.
07/01/1928 Fifteen people were killed in Calcutta as Hindus attacked Muslims.
07/01/1929 Ramchandra Ganpatrao Shinde, educationist, was born at Burhanpur, (M.P.).
07/01/1930 Vinodkumar C. Gupta, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
07/01/1938 Hariprasad Chaursia, famous flute player, was born.
07/01/1941 C. Y. Chintamani died.
07/01/1947 Independence of India Bill passed.
07/01/1947 British Parliament passes the India Independence Act and fixes August 15 for the transfer of power.
07/01/1947 Sharad NandKishore Yadav was born in Babai, Distt. Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh).
07/01/1949 M. Venkaiah Rangaiah Naidu was born in Chavatapalem, Distt. Nellore (Andhra Pradesh).
07/01/1952 Olympic Games open at Helsinki.
07/01/1955 S. P. Kampani, was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 18-07-1957.
07/01/1955 Imperial Bank of India was inaugurated and was renamed as State Bank of India.
07/01/1958 Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 10-11-1960.
07/01/1961 Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian women astronaut (STS 87), was born in Karnal.
07/01/1962 Purushottamdas Tandon, great leader and editor, died at Allahabad.
07/01/1962 Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great leader, veteran nationalist, politician, professor, physician and architect, passed away.
07/01/1964 Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) was established.
07/01/1965 Meerut University was established.
07/01/1968 Asia's biggest nuclear research lab started in New Delhi.
07/01/1975 Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, declared a 20-point economic programme.
07/01/1982 MGR inaugurates Tamil Nadu's noon meal programme for poor children.
07/01/1984 Ravishankar Maharaj, freedom fighter and national leader of the country, died at the age of 101.
07/01/1985 Air Chief Marshal L M Katre, PVSM, AVSM and Bar, died in office.
07/01/1989 New Governors were appointed in five states. Gen. K. V. Krishna Rao became Governor for J&K.
07/01/1989 Yashvantrao Chavan Open University was established.
07/01/1990 General Sunith Francis Rodrigues takes over as Chief of the Army Staff.
07/01/1991 Rupee devalued by 8.5\%.
07/01/1992 Central Railway started special train for ladies in Mumbai.
07/01/1992 Major changes in Exim policy-farming and repacking included under the definition of 'manufacturer'.
07/01/1992 Truck operators begin nation-wide strike to press for the abolition of toll tax and octroi.
07/01/1996 RBI reduces cash reserve ratio to 12\%.
07/01/1997 Prime Minister inaugurated India's first Science City in Calcutta.
07/01/1997 Over 23,000 blowdowns completed in 1.2 m tunnel.
07/01/1997 The Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam were given a warm reception at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
07/01/1997 Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme `97 (VDIS) comes into effect.
07/01/1999 K. N. Singh (70), former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, died in Lucknow.
07/01/1999 The Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) of Shankersinh Waghela merges with Congress(I).
07/01/1999 Two leaders of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) are detained under National Security Act (NSA).


Other Historical Dates and Events
07/04/2000Volvo's Environmental Prize went to Prof. Amulya K. N. Reddy of India and three others for their work on ''How the world's energy resources can be made to suffice as the population grows''.
03/24/1984Dilraj Singh, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Vancouver, Canada.
06/15/1937Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's), was born in Jamnagar.
01/18/1968The Resolution on Official Languages was passed by both the houses of the Parliament wherin the need to formulate a more intensive and comprehensive programme for the progressive use of Hindi for Official purposes, preparing annual assessment report for reviewing the progress, formulating a programme for the co-ordinated development of the other languages included in the 8th schedule alongwith Hindi, adopting of a tri-langual formula, making the knowledge of either Hindi or English compulsory for recruitment to the services of the Union, and inclusion of all the languages of the 8th schedule of the Constitution and English as the optional medium for the exams conducted by the union Public Service Commission at the appropriate time, has been stressed.
10/30/1977Demonstrators and police clash in Madras as Indira Gandhi tours the country.
10/04/1997Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2D), fourth satellite in INSAT-2 series, became inoperable due to power bus anomaly. This satellite had capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries.
12/28/1883Under the leadership of Surendra Nath Banerji, the political group of Bengal organised National Conference as ""Bharat Sabha"".
01/31/1931Gangadhar Mahambre, famous Mmarathi writer, was born.
08/01/1920Under the leadership of Gandhi, the non-cooperation movement was launched against Lord Chelmsford. ""Firmness in truth,"" was his strategy of noncooperation and non-violence against India's Christian British rulers. Later, he resolved to wear only 'dhoti' to preserve homespun cotton and simplicity, followed with grassroots agitation. This began with renunciation of honorary titles like 'Sir' given by the British. Thereafter, it was followed by the boycott of legislatures, elections and other Government works. Foreign clothes were burnt and Khadi became a symbol of freedom. The movement was a great success despite firing and arrests. By the end of 1921, all important national leaders, except Gandhi, were in jail, along with 3000 others. However, in February 1922, at Chaurichaura, Uttar Pradesh, violence erupted and Gandhi called off the movement. He was imprisoned and the movement was over.
11/09/1904Panchanan Maheshwari was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He studied the morphology, anatomy and embryology of some angiosperms, the class of plants which produce flowers with different embryological studies. He discovered species of plants like ""Panchanania Jaipuriensis and Isoeted Panchanani