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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/2/1757 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.
7/2/1905 Shantiswaroop Dhavan, former Governor of West Bengal, was born.
7/2/1926 Ram Sewak Yadav, social reformer, politician and leader, was born in Tala Village, Uttar Pradesh.
7/2/1928 Nandkishor Bal, great Odia poet, passed away.
7/2/1929 Amritlal Basu, famous Bengali playwright, died.
7/2/1938 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.
7/2/1941 Muhammad Baqa Jilani, one Test for India, 0-55, died at the age of 29.
7/2/1950 Yusuf Meharali, socialist leader, died.
7/2/1961 Prof M S Thacker, DG-CSIR, laid the foundation stone for the wind tunnel complex.
7/2/1970 Pandit Kunjilal Dubey, freedom fighter, educationalist and politician, passed away.
7/2/1972 Shimla Treaty' was singed between Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Pakistani counterpart Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
7/2/1991 Nanankal Krishna Pillai, famous Malyalam poet, died.
7/2/1992 Six new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet.
7/2/1993 Delhi High Court stays the Lok Sabha Speaker's order disqualifying four Janata Dal MPs under the anti-defection law.
7/2/1993 ONGC converted into corporation by ordinance.
7/2/1997 Screening for Hepatitis C made mandatory all over India.
7/2/1998 India and Sri Lanka sign an agreement on promoting agricultural research in New Delhi.
7/2/1999 In Jammu and Kashmir, nine people are killed by unidentified militants.
7/2/1999 Medha Patkar of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) planned a 'fast' to protest against the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP).
7/2/1999 Sahara India, sponsor of the Sahara Cup annual cricket series between India and Pakistan in Canada, withdrew sponsorship in view of the Kargil conflict.
7/2/1999 The Indian Army launches a three pronged attack on Kargil. India is firm on Pakistan pullout from the area.
7/2/2000 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
6/23/1992Tin Bigha Day protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh.
7/27/1959Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut.
12/8/1996Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest cricketer to make 3000 runs in test cricket (at the age of 23 yrs and 228 days.)
11/21/1993India and South Africa sign a historic pact on re-establishing diplomatic and consular relations after a gap of 50 years.
1/2/1994Landslide win for GNLF in the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections.
1/27/1931Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail, ending eight months of imprisonment for his campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. To avoid demonstrations, Gandhi was released late in the evening from the Yerovda jail and put on a night train to Bombay. There was hope in British circles that the release of Gandhi would end the strife and lead to discussions of dominion status. Gandhi made clear, however, that he would persist in his civil disobedience campaign.
1/2/1990Election panel made one member body again; Election Commissioners S. S. Dhanoa and V. S. Seigell removed.
3/19/1911Santosh Kumar Ganguly, cricket test empire and 10 test 1955-65, was born in Bengal. He also played Hockey and Football. He is the aurthor of ""Manual of Cricket Umpires"" and ""Technique of Umpiring Hockey"".
2/2/1978Mahakavi G. Sankara Kurup, Malayalam poet, the first receipent of ""Gyanpeeth Puraskar (Award)"", and many other awards, passed away.
1/18/1950India is declared a secular republic. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964) is determined to abolish casteism and industrialize the nation. Constitution makes Hindi official national language, English to continue for 15 years, 14 major state languages are recognized. India also moved a motion for no war treaty between India and Pakistan to improve the relations with neighboring countries.