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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 01 July
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1781, 1st July: Battle of Porto Novo (now Parangiipei) took place between Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and the British army.
1862, 1st July: Calcutta High Court inaugurated.
1879, 1st July: Postcard debuted in India.
1916, 1st July: Establishment of Zoological Survey of India Department.
1949, 1st July: Travancore and Cochin merged to form Thiruvananthapuram.
1955, 1st July: Imperial Bank of India was nationalized and renamed as ‘State Bank of India’.
1963, 1st July: ZIP codes were introduced for United States mail.
1964, 1st July: Establishment of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).
1979, 1st July: Sony Company published the Walkman.
2002, 1st July: Establishment of the International Criminal Court.
2015, 1st July: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India project.
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 1
1882: Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.
1913: Vasantrao Naik, a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India.
1927: Chandra Shekhar Singh, the eighth Prime Minister of India.
1938: Hariprasad Chaurasia, an Indian music director and classical flautist.
1949: M. Venkaiah Naidu, an Indian politician and the Vice President of India.
1960: Sudesh Bhosale, an Indian playback singer.
1961: Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.
1968: Ustad Rashid Khan, an Indian classical musician.
1973: Akhilesh Yadav, an Indian politician and the president of the Samajwadi Party.
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 1
1860: Charles Goodyear, an American self-taught chemist, and manufacturing engineer.
1941: C. Y. Chintamani, an Indian editor, journalist, liberal politician and parliamentarian.
1962: Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.
1962: Purushottam Das Tandon, a freedom fighter.
What happened in India on 01 July
British troops defeated Hyder Ali’s progress. He was checked by Eyree Coote after the battle of Porto Novo and becamed subdued.
Daily newspaper ‘Mumbai Samachar’ was published.
For the first time in Asia, Postal Stamp for the general public was issued by Sindh Province in Karachi.
In south, the first line was opened by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Veyasarpandy and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles.
Calcutta High Court was established for West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Court has a Circuit Bench at Port Blair.
Post Card of one paisa was started in India by the Post and Telegraph Department.
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great professor, politician, physician, leader and veteran nationalist, was born at Patna.
K. S. Ranjit Singh “Ranji” scored 230 runs as the captain and Newham (153). They added 344 runs for 7th wkt at Sussex vs Essex.
Pulavar Kulandai, great author and poet, was born at Bhavani.
Madanlal Dhingra, revolutionary, assassinated Sir William Curzon Wyllie, a prominent Anglo-Indian, at the Imperial Institute in London.
Vasantrao Phulsing Naik, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, was born at Ganuli (Yeotmal).
Kumarmanglam Parasshiv Prabhakar, former Chief of Indian Army, was born.
Chandra Shekhar, former Prime Minister of India, was born. He was the eighth Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991.
Fifteen people were killed in Calcutta as Hindus attacked Muslims.
Ramchandra Ganpatrao Shinde, educationist, was born at Burhanpur, (M.P.).
Vinodkumar C. Gupta, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
Hariprasad Chaursia, famous flute player, was born.
C. Y. Chintamani died.
Independence of India Bill passed.
British Parliament passes the India Independence Act and fixes August 15 for the transfer of power.
Sharad NandKishore Yadav was born in Babai, Distt. Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh).
M. Venkaiah Rangaiah Naidu was born in Chavatapalem, Distt. Nellore (Andhra Pradesh).
Olympic Games open at Helsinki.
S. P. Kampani, was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 18-07-1957.
Imperial Bank of India was inaugurated and was renamed as State Bank of India.
Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 10-11-1960.
Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian women astronaut (STS 87), was born in Karnal.
Purushottamdas Tandon, great leader and editor, died at Allahabad.
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great leader, veteran nationalist, politician, professor, physician and architect, passed away.
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) was established.
Meerut University was established.
Asia’s biggest nuclear research lab started in New Delhi.
Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, declared a 20-point economic programme.
MGR inaugurates Tamil Nadu’s noon meal programme for poor children.
Ravishankar Maharaj, freedom fighter and national leader of the country, died at the age of 101.
Air Chief Marshal L M Katre, PVSM, AVSM and Bar, died in office.
New Governors were appointed in five states. Gen. K. V. Krishna Rao became Governor for J&K.
Yashvantrao Chavan Open University was established.
General Sunith Francis Rodrigues takes over as Chief of the Army Staff.
Rupee devalued by 8.5\%.
Central Railway started special train for ladies in Mumbai.
Major changes in Exim policy-farming and repacking included under the definition of ‘manufacturer’.
Truck operators begin nation-wide strike to press for the abolition of toll tax and octroi.
RBI reduces cash reserve ratio to 12\%.
Prime Minister inaugurated India’s first Science City in Calcutta.
Over 23,000 blowdowns completed in 1.2 m tunnel.
The Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam were given a warm reception at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme `97 (VDIS) comes into effect.
K. N. Singh (70), former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, died in Lucknow.
The Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) of Shankersinh Waghela merges with Congress(I).
Two leaders of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) are detained under National Security Act (NSA).