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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/07/1763 Britishers declared Mir Jafer as Nawab of Bengal.
07/07/1799 Ranjit Singh captured Lahore in Punjab from Sikh rulers.
07/07/1855 As many as 30,000, people went to Calcutta alongwith weapons to fight the British army.
07/07/1896 The premier show of the 'Marvel of the Century', first cinema show India, arranged by the Representatives of French Lumiere brothers- Louis and August Lumiere, was held at Watson Hotel in Bombay. The regular shows, however, started from July 14, 1896 at the Novelty Theatre. This show advertisment appeared in the 'Times of India', carrying details of a film show to be held for the first time on Indian soil.
07/07/1901 J. Watsan Harod started a branch of Gramophone Company at Calcutta.
07/07/1905 Six Language penel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note changed to Red with Special text mentioned, 'At any office of issue not situated in Burma'.
07/07/1910 'Bharat History Research Mandal' was established.
07/07/1917 Ram Subhagsingh, great politician and former Rail Minister, was born.
07/07/1937 Jagdish Prasad Goenka, great industrialist, was born in Calcutta.
07/07/1943 Rasbehari Bose handed over the command of 'Azad Hind Fauz' to Netaji Subhashchandra Bose at Singapore.
07/07/1946 Gandhiji addressed the A.I.C.C. meeting at Bombay; Congress accepted the Cabinet Mission plan of May 16.
07/07/1948 Damodar Valley Corporation, first public corporation, was established.
07/07/1962 94 people died in an Italian DC-8 air crash near Bombay.
07/07/1973 78 drowned as flash flood sweeped a bus into a river (India).
07/07/1992 Truckers call off strike.
07/07/1995 Rajan Pillai, 47, died because of denial of timely medical attention by Tihar jail authorities and also within 24 hours of rejection of his plea for medical treatment at Escorts Hospital by the court.
07/07/1997 Armed Kuki militants shot dead 25 persons and injured five seriously in an attack on Paites village in Manipur.
07/07/1998 India wins Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy defeating Sri Lanka by six runs in the final at Colombo. New Zealand was the third team in the fray.
07/07/1998 Nag, indigenously developed anti-tank missile, is test-fired again.
07/07/1999 M.L. Jaisimha, former Indian Test cricketer, died in Hyderabad.
07/07/1999 The Indian Army recaptures Jubar height in the Batalik sector.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/22/1997India, Turkmenistan and Iran sign transit agreement.
05/27/1998Minoo Masani, 92, co-founder of the Swatantra Party, passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.
06/07/1997At least 37 persons were feared killed in a fire in ''yagyashala'' at Thanjavur Big Temple.
01/06/1947All India Congress Commitee accepted the division of country.
12/20/1929The Indian State Air Service, an extension of Imperial Airways' routes, opens its inaugural service from Karachi to Delhi.
10/29/1964Priceless and irreplaceable gems, including the famed 'Star of India' of 563.35 carats and 2.5 inches in diameter, were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA, in a daring burglary. An alarm system was discontinued years ago as was the all-night guard in the gem hall, both for reasons of economy. The jewels were uninsured due to high-priced premiums. There were other jewels too that were also robbed during this time.
01/02/1990Capt. Nivedita Bhasin, 26, becomes the youngest woman pilot in world civil aviation history to command a jet aircraft.
08/29/1995National Sports Day declared.
07/13/1947An Indian Independence Bill was moved in the British Parliament on 4th July 1947 which became an 'Act' on 13th July 1947. Two Boundary Commissions under Sir Cyril Radcliff were appointed to demarcate the boundaries of Punjab and Bengal.
10/29/1935Narendra Kumar Chhajerh, great industrialist, was born.