Today in History India 01 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 01 August

1774, 1st August: British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. 

1876, 1st August: Colorado became the 38th state of the United States.

1914, 1st August: World War I – Germany declared war on Russia.

1920, 1st August: Mahatma Gandhi started the Non-Cooperation Movement.

1944, 1st August: World War II – An armed uprising against the Nazis erupts in the Polish capital, Warsaw.

1957, 1st August: Establishment of National Book Trust, India.

1960, 1st August: Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan.

2008, 1st August: Eleven climbers died on K2, the second-highest peak in the world.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 1.

10 BC: Claudius, the Roman emperor.

1882: Purushottam Das Tandon, an Indian freedom fighter. 

1899: Kamala Nehru, an Indian independence activist and the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru. 

1913: Bhagwan Dada, an Indian actor and film director.

1920: Annabhau Sathe, a social reformer, folk poet, and writer from Maharashtra, India.

1933: Meena Kumari, an Indian film actress, and poet.

1948: Avi Arad, CEO, and founder of Marvel Studios.

1987: Taapsee Pannu, an Indian actress.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 1.

1137: Louis VI, King of France.

1920: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an Indian nationalist, teacher, and independence activist. 

1999: Nirad C. Chaudhuri, an Indian writer. 

2008: Harkishan Singh Surjeet, an Indian Communist politician.

What happened in India on 01 August

1-August-1672
The East India Company and the English law was for the first time intorduced in India. It was set up as directed by the Court of Judicature.

1-August-1846
Dwarkanath Tagore, a Hindu philanthropist, died in London.

1-August-1879
Achyut Balwant Kolhatkar, famous litterateur and journalist, was born.

1-August-1882
Purushottamdas Tandon, great leader and editor, was born at Allahabad (U.P.).

1-August-1899
Kamala Nehru, wife of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social worker, was born.

1-August-1905
Horse drawn tram cars were closed down in Bombay. This service was started on May 9, 1874 with 20 tram cars and 200 horses. The very first day of its run, the number of passengers carried was 451 and the amount earned was Rs. 85/- on the last day it had 1360 horses and carried 71,947 passengers and earned Rs.4,260/.

1-August-1916
Mrs. Annie Besant in cooperation with Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the Home Rule League Movement with Dadabhai Naoroji as its President.

1-August-1920
Bipin Chandra Pal opposed to the Non Co-operation Movement and retired from politics, but movement was approved by Congress.

1-August-1920
Under the leadership of Gandhi, the non-cooperation movement was launched against Lord Chelmsford. “Firmness in truth,” was his strategy of noncooperation and non-violence against India’s Christian British rulers. Later, he resolved to wear only ‘dhoti’ to preserve homespun cotton and simplicity, followed with grassroots agitation. This began with renunciation of honorary titles like ‘Sir’ given by the British. Thereafter, it was followed by the boycott of legislatures, elections and other Government works. Foreign clothes were burnt and Khadi became a symbol of freedom. The movement was a great success despite firing and arrests. By the end of 1921, all important national leaders, except Gandhi, were in jail, along with 3000 others. However, in February 1922, at Chaurichaura, Uttar Pradesh, violence erupted and Gandhi called off the movement. He was imprisoned and the movement was over.

1-August-1920
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindu leader, died at Bombay.

1-August-1920
Kirloskar, monthly magzine, was published.

1-August-1920
Gandhiji addresses letter to Viceroy surrendering “Kaisar-E-Hind” Medal, “Zulu War” Medal and “Boer War” Medal and launched the All India Non-Violent Non-Coperation Movement.

1-August-1922
Ratilal Sankalchand Nayak, educationist and writer, was born at Kadi, Gujarat .

1-August-1927
Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza, famous Hindi litterateur, was born.

1-August-1931
Bhairabh Ganguly, cricket test umpire for 5 tests from 1981-85, was born at Bengal.

1-August-1932
Meena Kumari, film actress, was born.

1-August-1939
Bombay begins Prohibition, first since U.S. law was repealed.

1-August-1947
Partition of India into India and Pakistan. Power transferred. Lord Mountbatten becomes Governor General of India and Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Governor General of Pakistan.

1-August-1952
Nationalised Airways at Safdarjung, New Delhi inaugurated by Nehru.

1-August-1952
Yajurvindra Singh Jaswant Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman four Tests 1977-79), was born in Rajkot.

1-August-1953
All Private Airlines were nationalised by establishing of All Airlines India International.

1-August-1953
Bombay Government decides to abolish ”jagirs” in merged areas.

1-August-1955
Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman in sixteen Tests 1982-89), was born in Moradabad, U.P.

1-August-1957
M. K. Vellodi was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 04-06-1958.

1-August-1957
National Book Trust inaugurated.

1-August-1958
Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership given to Acharya Bhave.

1-August-1962
Establishment of Maharashtra State Industrial Development Corporation.

1-August-1963
Soviets offer India arms to block China.

1-August-1964
Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, Padma Vibhushan, DFC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 15/07/1969.

1-August-1966
Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (HPKV) was established at Palampur under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, to cater to the need of hilly areas of erstwhile Punjab.

1-August-1970
Bhopal University was established.

1-August-1970
Former Beatle George Harrison led an all-star entourage of rock talent through two sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden tonight, in a benefit for Bangladesh refugees. More than 40,000 attended the concerts, and Harrison hoped to donate $250,000 to the cause. The shows opened with sets of Indian music by sitarist Ravi Shankar, then moved through songs featuring Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, and another ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr. But the evening’s most ecstatic ovations were reserved for the unexpected appearance of Bob Dylan.

1-August-1986
Amnesty scheme for evaders of taxes announced.

1-August-1988
Air Chief Marshal Surinder Kumar Mehra PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/July/1991.

1-August-1989
Kirti Vrajlal Ambani,Reliance executive, held in connection with a plot to kill Bombay Dyeing Chairman Nusli Wadia.

1-August-1990
Devi Lal, Dy. PM, dropped from Union Cabinet following wild charges he made against colleagues in an interview with the ‘Illustrated Weekly’.

1-August-1992
Narasimha Rao, PM, dedicates Vizag Steel Plant to the nation.

1-August-1992
S. Rajgopal was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1993.

1-August-1993
Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul PVSM, MVC, ADC., became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/Dec/1995.

1-August-1993
Dr. K. N. Raju, a Nilakantan protegee, assumes office as NAL’s fourth Director.

1-August-1993
Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah, great freedom fighter, architect and nationalist, died at Jorhat, Assam.

1-August-1994
Surendra Singh was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-07-1996.

1-August-1994
The Railway passenger insurance scheme comes into force.

1-August-1995
Vohra Panel submits report, highlights nexus between mafia and politicians.

1-August-1996
Madhu Dandavate is made Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission.

1-August-1996
T. S. R. Subramaniam was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-03-1998.

1-August-1997
Viswanathan Anand wins the Credit Suisse Masters chess tournament in Beil.

1-August-1997
Lt. Gen. Ved Prakash Malik to be next chief of Army staff. Gen. Shankar Roy Chowdhury retires on September 30.

1-August-1997
Nitin Mongia wins Laser standard in sailing championship in Hyderabad.

1-August-1998
The DMK condemns the BJP-led coalition Government’s decision to set up a Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency and rejects the Action Taken Report on the final report of the Jain Commission with reference to Mr. M. Karunanidhi.

1-August-2000
Lt. Gen. Padmanabhan to be new Army chief replacing Gen. V. P. Malik.

1-August-2000
One hundred people of Kinnaur, Shimla and Mandi districts of HP die following flash floods in the Sutlej river.

1-August-2000
The Lok Sabha adopts Uttar Pradesh State Reorganisation Bill paving the way for the creation of Uttaranchal the 27th State.

1-August-2000
27 ‘yatris’ (travelers) die after militants attack a ”langar” in a Pahalgam health resort en route to the Amarnath cave shrine.

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