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Today in History India 01 August

Today in History India

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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

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.

Dwarkanath Tagore, a Hindu philanthropist, died in London.

Achyut Balwant Kolhatkar, famous litterateur and journalist, was born.

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

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

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/.

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

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

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.

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

Kirloskar, monthly magzine, was published.

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.

Ratilal Sankalchand Nayak, educationist and writer, was born at Kadi, Gujarat .

Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza, famous Hindi litterateur, was born.

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

Meena Kumari, film actress, was born.

Bombay begins Prohibition, first since U.S. law was repealed.

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

Nationalised Airways at Safdarjung, New Delhi inaugurated by Nehru.

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

All Private Airlines were nationalised by establishing of All Airlines India International.

Bombay Government decides to abolish ”jagirs” in merged areas.

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

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

National Book Trust inaugurated.

Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership given to Acharya Bhave.

Establishment of Maharashtra State Industrial Development Corporation.

Soviets offer India arms to block China.

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

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.

Bhopal University was established.

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.

Amnesty scheme for evaders of taxes announced.

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.

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

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

Narasimha Rao, PM, dedicates Vizag Steel Plant to the nation.

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

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.

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

Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah, great freedom fighter, architect and nationalist, died at Jorhat, Assam.

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

The Railway passenger insurance scheme comes into force.

Vohra Panel submits report, highlights nexus between mafia and politicians.

Madhu Dandavate is made Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission.

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

Viswanathan Anand wins the Credit Suisse Masters chess tournament in Beil.

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

Nitin Mongia wins Laser standard in sailing championship in Hyderabad.

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.

Lt. Gen. Padmanabhan to be new Army chief replacing Gen. V. P. Malik.

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

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

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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