01 October Special day in India

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01 October special day in India

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Today’s Historical Events on October 1.

International Day of Older Persons & International Coffee Day

1542, 1st October: Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Mughal emperor Akbar. She was to become the mother of Akbar’s eldest surviving son and eventual successor, Jahangir.

1791, 1st October: The first session of the French Parliament began.

1837, 1st October: The first Indian Post Office was established.

1880, 1st October: The Edison Lamp Works began operations in New Jersey to manufacture the first electric light bulb.

1891, 1st October: Stanford University was established in California.

1946, 1st October: Mensa International was founded in the United Kingdom.

1949, 1st October: China has been proclaimed a People’s Republic of China under the leadership of Mao Tse-tung, as a chairman, and Chou-En-Lai, as Prime Minister. 

1958, 1st October: Decimal (metric) system introduced in India.

1959, 1st October: Bhuvnesh Prasad Sinha became the 6th Chief Justice of India.

1960, 1st October: Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1967, 1st October: Tourism Development Corporation of India established.

1971, 1st October: Walt Disney World opened in the United States.

1982, 1st October: Sony released the first compact disc (CD), player.

1992, 1st October: Cartoon Network launched.

1971, 1st October: The first practical CT scanner used to diagnose a patient.

2002, 1st October: India received the first gold medal in snooker competition at the Asian Games.

01 October in Indian History – Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on October 1

1847: Annie Besant, English social reformer, theosophist, and Indian freedom fighter who together with radical atheist Charles Bradlaugh promoted birth control, for which they were prosecuted.

1881: William Edward Boeing, an American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company in 1916.

1895: Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1906: Sachin Dev Burman, Indian musician, and singer.

1919: G. D. Madgulkar, Indian Lyricist, poet, writer, screenwriter, actor.

1919: Majruh Sultanpuri, Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning Indian lyricist and poet.

1924: Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, winner of the Nobel Prize.

1928: Vizupuram Chinnaya (Shivaji Ganesan), south Indian actors.

1930: Jayadevappa Halappa (J. H. Patel), the 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka, India.

1945: Ram Nath Kovind, Indian Politician, and 14th President of India.

1955: Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian billionaire businessman and one of the country’s richest people. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals. 

01 October in Indian History – Death Anniversaries of famous people on October 1

1627: Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, also known as Rahim, an Indian poet who lived during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar.

1972: Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey, British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist.

1985: Elwyn Brooks White, an American writer. He was the author of several highly popular books for children, including Stuart Little.

1990: John Stewart Bell, a physicist from Northern Ireland and the originator of Bell’s theorem, an important theorem in quantum physics regarding hidden variable theories.

1995: Aditya Vikram Birla, was an Indian industrialist. Born into one of the largest business families of India.

2012: Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, a British historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism.

01 October Special day in India – what happened in India on 01 October

Annie Besant, famous philosopher and thesophist, was born in London.

The first stamps valid for postage throughout India were placed on sale in October 1854 with four values: 1/2 anna [Color: Blue], 1 anna [Color: Red], 2 annas [Color: Green], and 4 annas [Color: Res and Blue].
These stamps were featuring a youthful profile of Queen Victoria, all four values were designed and printed in Calcutta, and issued without perforations or gum. All were lithographed except for the 2 annas green, which was produced by typography from copper clichés or from electrotyped plates. The 4 annas value was one of the world’s first bicolored stamps, preceded only by the Basel Dove, a beautiful local issue.

Dr. Hiralal, a distinguised historian, was born in Katni near Jabalpur. He compiled a descriptive catalogue of Sanskrit and Prakrit Manuscripts in the Central Provinces and was an honorary correspondent in Archaeology to the Government of India. He was also titled as “Rai Bahadur”.

Baluchisthan became a part of India.

Pandit Hridaynath Ajudhianath Kunzru, politician and social worker, was born at Agra.

Sudhi Ranjan Das, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born in Calcutta.

Sachindev Burman (S. D. Burman), famous film music director, was born.

Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan Nambiar “A.K.Gopalan” was born in Cannanore district, north Kerala. He was a freedom fighter and leader of communist movement in Kerala.

Gandhiji wrote to Tolstoy regarding Passive Resistance movement.

Gajanan Digambar Madgulkar, famous Marathi poet and screenplay writer, was born.

Balkanji Bari Institute established for the welfare of children.

Shivaji Ganeshan, famous actor, was born.

Indian Milatary Academy became functional with Brigadier LP Collins, DSO, OBE as the Commandant. The first course of 40 GCs had on its rolls Sam Manekshaw, Smith Dun and Mohd Musa, later to be Chiefs of the armies of their respective countries, i.e. India, Burma (now Myanmar) and Pakistan. This training was for a period of two and a half years.

No. 3 Squadron, similarly Audax-equipped, was raised at Peshawar.

‘Marathi Rangbhumi’ , a drama company, established.

The first new state in India since 1949, Andhra Pradesh, is established on purely linguistic basis and formally inaugurated. This state was created by sub-dividing state of India, Madras Province and this movement was started by Shriramulu for which he had to sacrifice his life.

Metric System of weights was introduced in India.

Hon’ble Judge Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 31/01/1964.

Indian Tourist Development Corporation Limited established.

In the Child Marriage Act, minimum age for marriage was raised to 21 year for males and 18 years for females.

Activists of the Dal Khalsa, who masterminded the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane. arrested.

Constitution’s 75th amendment bill to extend President’s rule in Punjab for another six months fails through the first stage in Lok Sabha for want of a simple majority.

Justice Ranganath Mishra appointed Chief Justice of Supreme Court.

Supreme Court stays implementation of Mandal Commission recommendations.

India takes over the presidency of Security Council with Ambassador G.R. Gharekhan in the chair.

Broadcasting of Zee TV started.

The IAF joined in peace keeping duties in Somalia as part of the Indian contingent supporting UN operations.

The two helicopters along with the first batch of fifteen personnel were ferried out in an AN-12 from Delhi to Mogadishu. The two helicopters were provided by 111 HU.

Two more Election Commissioners appointed.

Aditya Birla, famous industrialist, died.

Hastimal Firodia, astrologer and industrialist, died.

Bus with 70 people fell into a stream near Cuddappah.

Ordinance promulgated to ban single digit or instant lotteries.

Gul Mohammed (36), world’s shortest man, died in New Delhi. Standing 56.16 cm tall, Mohammed entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1992.

Gerhard Fischer, social worker, nominated for Gandhi peace prize. The 76-year-old German “Ambassador of Humanity” was unanimously chosen for his contribution for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence.

Parliamentarian and All-India Forward Bloc general secretary, Chitta Basu died during his journey by Howrah-bound Danaput Express from Patna. He was 72.

Anxiety in stock market after UTI’s US-64 scheme is reported to have paid dividend, eating out of its capital.

Ram Vilas Paswan, Communications Minister, launched the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited having total functional autonomy.

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