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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/07/1273 Shrichakradhar Swami, founder of 'Mahanubhav Panth', passed away.
02/07/1687 Mughal army won the Gowalkonda fort. Kutubshahi came to end.
02/07/1795 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies.
02/07/1856 Wajid Ali Shah, ruler of Oudh, was asked to abdicate by the British Resident on grounds of chronic misrule.
02/07/1864 P. S. S. Iyyer, famous lawyer and educationalist, was born.
02/07/1908 Manmanath Gupta was born.
02/07/1922 Britain threatens crackdown in India to combat Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign.
02/07/1931 Satpal Kapur, Congress leader, was born.
02/07/1931 Shila Kaul, the chief minister of New Delhi, was born.
02/07/1954 The present cres: the motto ""Shastra Se Shakti"" was adopted. In 1989, Hindi lettering of ""Shastra Se Shakti"" was adopted.
02/07/1975 Banke Bihar, mystery and religious story writer, passed away.
02/07/1981 61 die in circus fire in Bangalore.
02/07/1983 Eastern News Agency was established in Calcutta .
02/07/1985 Uday Merchant, cricketer (brother of Vijay, prolific scorer), passed away.
02/07/1990 Krishan Kant became the Governor of Andhra Pradesh till 21/08/1997.
02/07/1992 Shalki', the first submarine designed in India, joined Indian Navy.
02/07/1993 Medium-range surface to surface missile, 'Prithvi' successfully launched for the 10th time.
02/07/1994 C. T. Kamdar, famous industrialist and close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
02/07/1995 Cong-I Disciplinary Action Committee expels Arjun Singh from the primary membership for 6 years for anti-party activities.
02/07/1997 Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo, found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to simple imprisonment of one week and a fine of Rs. 2000 by Nagpur bench of Mumbai HC for his statement that ''a judge had demanded a bribe of Rs. 35 lakhs for favouring a litigant''.
02/07/1999 Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble became the second only bowler in Test history after J.C. Laker (England) to take all ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in the second Test in Delhi.
02/07/2000 Kamaluddin Ahmed, former APCC(I) president and four times Congress MP, joins the BJP.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/01/1931Bhairabh Ganguly, cricket test umpire for 5 tests from 1981-85, was born at Bengal.
06/06/1890Gopinath Bardoloi, architect of modern Assam, freedom fighter and leader, was born.
03/04/1997Govt. not to print Re. 1 , Rs. 2 & Rs. 5 currency notes any more, as these three denominations have been coinised.
01/01/1991Bhanu Pratap Singh, Karnataka Governor, resigns. Goa governor Khurshid Alam Khan appointed in his place.
09/27/1995Cellular phone service operates for the first time in Delhi.
10/06/1935Jeevan D. Ghosh, cricket Test umpire from 1978-91, was born in Bengal. He has the distinction of having the longest umpiring career of 32 years in India.
05/23/1805Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India, issued a permanent provision for the Delhi Mughal Emperor.
08/19/1887S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker, was born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.
01/22/1906Judge Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah, chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
09/07/1905Raghunath Govind Sardesai, journalist and Marathi litterateur, was born.