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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/02/1757 Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was captured and assassinated. He was stabbed with a knife by Muhammad Beg at the instance of Miran, son of Mir Zafar.
07/02/1905 Shantiswaroop Dhavan, former Governor of West Bengal, was born.
07/02/1926 Ram Sewak Yadav, social reformer, politician and leader, was born in Tala Village, Uttar Pradesh.
07/02/1928 Nandkishor Bal, great Odia poet, passed away.
07/02/1929 Amritlal Basu, famous Bengali playwright, died.
07/02/1938 Chandra K. N. Patel was born at Baramati near Pune. In 1974, he was the youngest scientist to be elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Besides, he is the recipient of the Ballantine Medal, The Worykin Award and The lamme Medal. Chandra K. N. Patel is the Executive Director of one of the divisions of the AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA.
07/02/1941 Muhammad Baqa Jilani, one Test for India, 0-55, died at the age of 29.
07/02/1950 Yusuf Meharali, socialist leader, died.
07/02/1961 Prof M S Thacker, DG-CSIR, laid the foundation stone for the wind tunnel complex.
07/02/1970 Pandit Kunjilal Dubey, freedom fighter, educationalist and politician, passed away.
07/02/1972 Shimla Treaty' was singed between Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Pakistani counterpart Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
07/02/1991 Nanankal Krishna Pillai, famous Malyalam poet, died.
07/02/1992 Six new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet.
07/02/1993 Delhi High Court stays the Lok Sabha Speaker's order disqualifying four Janata Dal MPs under the anti-defection law.
07/02/1993 ONGC converted into corporation by ordinance.
07/02/1997 Screening for Hepatitis C made mandatory all over India.
07/02/1998 India and Sri Lanka sign an agreement on promoting agricultural research in New Delhi.
07/02/1999 In Jammu and Kashmir, nine people are killed by unidentified militants.
07/02/1999 Medha Patkar of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) planned a 'fast' to protest against the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP).
07/02/1999 Sahara India, sponsor of the Sahara Cup annual cricket series between India and Pakistan in Canada, withdrew sponsorship in view of the Kargil conflict.
07/02/1999 The Indian Army launches a three pronged attack on Kargil. India is firm on Pakistan pullout from the area.
07/02/2000 At least 30 people had died after a boat collapsed in Kumla river near Pratapur in Madhubani district of Bihar.


Other Historical Dates and Events
09/09/1812The first paper currency was issued by the Bank of Bengal. The notes of this bank were later printed by Perkins, Heath & Co. in England. They can be distinguished into at least 10 different types. They were issued in a wide range of denominations from Rs. 10 to Rs. 1000.
12/11/1999Dr. M. L. Madhu, poet and translator, wins the Pushkin Gold Medal award.
01/26/1950Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) became the first President of India. He remained President from Jan. 26,1950 to May 13, 1962.
03/25/1916S. M. Pandit, famous painter, was born.
01/30/1971Indian Airline's Fokker Friendship aircraft in India was hijacked to Lahore.
07/18/1946U.K. Parliament approves British Cabinet mission report on India but Churchill says that the mission went too far in offering India independence outside of the Commonwealth.
04/22/1996Hiteshwar Saikia, chief minister of Assam (1991-96), passed away at the age of 62 years, and Dr. Bhumidhar Barman became new CM.
06/12/1999Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.
12/08/1942Hemant Shamsunder Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974), was born in Amravati, Maharashtra.
10/31/1963Krishna Menon, resigned from the post of Defence Minister of India, due to Chinese attack.