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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/31/1658 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor.
7/31/1861 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam becomes a world record.
7/31/1865 Jagannath Sunkersett, great social worker, educationist and sculptor of modern Mumbai, passed away at the age of 62.
7/31/1880 Nawab Rai\Dhanpat Rai, 'Prem Chand', great litterateur, writer, editor, journalist and headmaster, was born at Lamahi village near Varanasi, UP.
7/31/1902 Keshav Shankar Pillai, great writer and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Kayamkulam in Kerala.
7/31/1907 Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, famous ancient researcher and mathematician, was born.
7/31/1912 Allan Octavian, great social reformer, patriot, lawyer, journalist and politician, passed away at the age of 84.
7/31/1914 Amar Nath Chawla, politician, was born at Taunggri, (Burma).
7/31/1916 Mohanlal Sukhadia, chief minister of Rajasthan and freedom fighter, was born at Jhalawar.
7/31/1919 Hemchandra ""Hemu"" Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (right-handed batsman 1947-59), was born in Baroda.
7/31/1933 Gandhiji was arrested from Sabarmati Ashram and imprisoned without trial.
7/31/1938 Khalid Anwer Ansari, social worker, was born.
7/31/1940 Udham Singh, fiery revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer, was hanged by the British Government in the Pantone Villa Jail, London.
7/31/1946 Jinnah threatens sanctions of ""Direct Action"".
7/31/1948 State Transport Corporation was established in Calcutta.
7/31/1952 Bela Mitra, commander of ""Nari Vahini"" and activist of ""Azad Hind Fauj"", passed away. She also worked as partition refugee.
7/31/1964 Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer DFC retired from the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
7/31/1974 B. S. Chawla was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 15-08-1974.
7/31/1980 Muhammad Rafi, famous playback singer, died at the age of 40.
7/31/1985 Lalit Maken, Congress (I) M.P, his wife and a visitor at their residence in Delhi were shot down by terrorists.
7/31/1988 Air Chief Marshal D A La Fontaine PVSM, AVSM, VM. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
7/31/1990 Charan Singh Rathi at New Delhi sets record for 20 km W. in 1.25.48\_\_.
7/31/1991 Air Chief Marshal Surinder Kumar Mehra PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC., retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
7/31/1991 Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1993.
7/31/1992 Sitar maestro Pt. Ravishankar wins the Magsaysay Award.
7/31/1992 Thailand Airlines crashed in Himalayan Range, 113 persons died.
7/31/1993 Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC. retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
7/31/1993 K. Vijaya Rama Rao became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/07/96).
7/31/1993 Transport operators begin nation-wide strike.
7/31/1993 Zafar Saifullah was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1994.
7/31/1995 Rishang Keshing,Manipur CM, wins the vote of confidence.
7/31/1996 Joginder Singh became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 30/06/97).
7/31/1996 Supreme Court exempts Rao from appearing in CMM court personally.
7/31/1997 Election Commission agrees to grant national party status to Bahujan Samaj Party but asks it to give up its election symbol--elephant.
7/31/1997 V. Thangapandian (64), Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister, died at Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district.
7/31/2000 The Government announces appointment of Justice B. M. Lal as Chairman of the MRTP Commission.
7/31/2000 The Lok Sabha passes by voice vote a bill for creation of Chhattisgarh state.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/27/1915Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar, 3 test matches, 33 runs, vs Australia in 1947-48, was born at Mumbai.
3/26/1969Romesh Chandra, secretary general of the World Peace Council, receives the Lenin prize
11/2/1999BJP suffers jolt in Bihar as it fails to win a single seat it contested in the October 28 poll to four Lok Sabha seats.
5/31/1998B. R. Rawat, an Indian diplomat, is assaulted by a Pakistani private security guard in Islamabad.
8/15/1997K.Sasikaran gets third IM norm in British Open Chess tournament.
3/11/1989In Bihar, a 13-member ministry headed by Satyendra Narain Sinha, MP, was sworn in.
5/28/1907Purohit Dingambar Vinayak (Nanasaheb), leader in Maharashtra, was born.
7/27/1993Rao government defeats the no-confidence motion by 265-251 votes. Seven of the JD (A) vote with government as JD (A) and AIADMK decide to vote for no-confidence motion.
7/12/1996Lok Sabha adopts resolution extending President's Rule in J & K for 6 months.
3/16/1998Sonia Gandhi is elected chairperson of the Congress(I) Parliamentary Party.