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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
12/25/1926Dharmavir Bharti, journalist and editor of Dharmyug, was born. His famous books are ""Gunahon Ka Devta"" and ""Suraj Ka Satwa Ghoda"".
03/17/1910Smt. Anutai Wagh, great social worker, passed away.
01/17/1923Rangey Raghav, famous hindi writer, was born.
09/19/1950U. N. Assembly rejects Indian-Soviet proposal to admit Communist China in New York.
11/03/1991India's short range surface-to-air missile (SAM) 'Trishul' successfully tested.
01/29/1968Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, one Test for India, died.
01/28/1925Raja Ramanna, fourth President of Indian Atomic Energy Commission, was born.
06/06/1891Vanktesh Iyengar Masti, famous Kannad poet, story writer, novelist, playwright and critic, was born.
09/15/1997Prasar Bharati Act comes into force seeking to free Doordarshan and Akashvani from government control.
04/04/1786In British Parliament, Berk alleged 11 corruption charges against Indian Governor General Warren Hastings.