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Today in History India 02 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 02 August

1790, 2nd August: The first census in the United States.

1858, 2nd August: The Government of India Act 1858 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 2 August 1858.

1923, 2nd August: Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States.

1939, 2nd August: Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.

1954, 2nd August: The small Portuguese enclave of Dadra and Nagar Haveli sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat was liberated by Indian freedom fighters.

1987, 2nd August: Vishwanath Anand won the World Junior Chess Championship and became the first Asian player.

1990, 2nd August: Iraq invaded Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War. 

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 2.

1932: Lamar Hunt, an American businessman.

1834: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor.

1861: Prafulla Chandra Ray, an eminent Bengali chemist, educationist, historian, industrialist, and philanthropist.

1876: Pingali Venkayya, an Indian freedom fighter and the designer of the flag on which the Indian national flag was based. 

1877: Ravishankar Shukla, First Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. India.

1889: Trailokyanath Chakraborty, an Indian independence activist and politician.

1956: Vijay Rupani, former Chief Minister of Gujarat.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 2.

1589: Henry III, King of France.

1922: Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer.

1980: Ramkinkar Baij, an Indian sculptor and painter.

2010: Kamal Kapoor, an Indian actor, and producer

What happened in India on 02 August

2-August-1763
British troops once again defeated Mir Kasim in ‘Giriya’ battle.

2-August-1781
Sakharambapu Bokeel, great politician in Maratha kingdom, died.

2-August-1858
British parliament passed the act to handover the administration of India to British Government from East India Company. After the occasion, the Supreme British ruler in India was called as ‘Viceroy’.

2-August-1861
Parafulla Chandra Ray, chemical expert and great patriot, was born in the village of Raruli-Katipara IN Jessore district.

2-August-1877
Pandit Ravishankar Shukla, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, lawyer, politician and social worker, was born in Sagar, M.P.

2-August-1880
Bellary Raghava, famous actor, lawyer, social worker and dramatist, was born.

2-August-1885
Poet Siyaram Saran Gupt, brother of national poet Maithilysharan Gupt, was born.

2-August-1891
Padmashree V. P. Karmarkar (Nanasaheb), famous sculptor, was born.

2-August-1919
Bharat Bhushan Agrawal, famous poet and winner of Sahitya Academy Award, was born.

2-August-1922
Gangaprasad Birla, great industrialist, was born.

2-August-1922
Krishnapal Singh, politician and lawyer, was born at Birahuli in Madhya Pradesh.

2-August-1935
The British pass Govt. of India Act, separating Burma, Aden from India.

2-August-1942
Gandhi says that the Japanese might be welcomed in India should they invade due to current Indian discontent.

2-August-1953
Baldev Ramji Mirdha “Kisan Kesari”, great social worker, leader and politician, died in harness while going to address a Kisan Conference. He also played a vital role in formation of Rajasthan.

2-August-1958
Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 13 Tests between 1987-89), was born in Hydrabad.

2-August-1959
Little Theatre was established.

2-August-1970
Smt. Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, India’s first woman ambassador, was deputed at Hungary.

2-August-1977
Jaswinder “Jas” Jutla, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

2-August-1980
Ramshankar Baij, great sculptor, died.

2-August-1984
32 people died in a bomb explosion at Meenambakkam Airport.

2-August-1987
Geet Sethi retains the World Amateur Billiards title.

2-August-1987
Vishwanathan Anand becomes the first Asian to win the World Junior Chess championship.

2-August-1988
The Supreme Court confirmed death sentence on Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh in Indira Gandhi murder case.

2-August-1993
CEC Seshan postpones all elections including by-elections to December in protest against the government’s attempt to subjugate the Commission.

2-August-1993
Seven JD (A) rebel MPs admitted to Congress (I).

2-August-1994
Opposition quits Parliament panels, boycotts sessions.

2-August-2000
The Lok Sabha performs a ”hat-trick” by setting off the process for the creation of three new states by passing the Jharkhand Bill.

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