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Today in History India 08 July

Today in History India

Check out below about Today in History India 08 July in Indian history or July 08 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 08 July in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 08 July

1497, 8th July: Vasco da Gama embarked on his first voyage from Europe to India.

1856, 8th July: Charles Byrne received a US patent for a machine gun.

1889, 8th July: American newspaper ‘The Wall Street Journal’ began publication.

1918, 8th July: Montagu-Chelmsford Report was published seeking reforms in the Indian legislature.

1958, 8th July: An Indian film ‘Do Ankhein Barah Hath’ won Best Picture at the World Film Festival in Berlin.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 8

1903: Umaid Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur.

1914: Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal.

1958: Neetu Singh, an Indian actress.

1966: Revathi, an Indian film actress, and director.

1972: Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricketer, commentator, and the 39th current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

1978: Vijay Shekhar Sharma, an Indian billionaire businessman. He is the founder of financial technology company Paytm. 

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 8

2003: Subhash Mukhopadhyay, an Indian Bengali poet.

2006: Raja Rao, an Indian English-language short stories and novels writer.

2007: Chandra Shekhar Singh, the eighth Prime Minister of India.

2020: Jagdeep, an Indian film actor and comedian.

What happened in India on 08 July

8-July-1497
Vasco De Gama departed with his fleet from Lisbon Harbour for a trip to India .

8-July-1888
Fenardish Jyoki Antoniu, Konkani author and journalist, was born.

8-July-1907
Elphinstone Picture Palace was started by Jamshedji F. Madan at Calcutta.

8-July-1914
Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal, was born.

8-July-1918
Montagu – Chelmsford Report was published. This report was prepared to reform the legislature of India. This report was made by Edwin Montagu who was the Secretary of States for India and Lord Chelmsford, who was the Viceroy.

8-July-1928
Eighteen died when an East Indian Railroad train was derailed after saboteurs removed part of the tracks.

8-July-1930
The King opens India House in the Aldwych, appealing for peace in India at London.

8-July-1954
Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated world’s longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam canal at Punjab.

8-July-1958
Lord Canning declared that since peace was established, it is better known as end of Indian Mutiny, 1857.

8-July-1971
Krishnarao Arkgudun, versatile Kannad author, died.

8-July-1972
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), was born in Calcutta.

8-July-1985
Sri Lanka Peace talks open in Thimphu.

8-July-1988
More than 100 people were killed and several injured as Bangalore-Trivandrum Island Express fell into Ashtamudi lake at Perumon in Quilon district of Kerala.

8-July-1991
25 tonnes of gold moved to London from India to raise $ 200 million loan.

8-July-1991
L.K. Advani recognised as the leader of the Opposition of BJP in the 10th Lok Sabha.

8-July-1996
T.N. Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner, wins Magsaysay award.

8-July-1996
Mathematical Olympiad was held in Mumbai – the first time in India (from 08-17, 1996).

8-July-1996
Suspended Dy. Municipal Commisioner Khairnar to be removed by Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

8-July-1996
Tamil Nadu Govt. moves SC for fresh directions to Karnataka govt. for release of 15 tmc. ft. of water.

8-July-1996
U.N. says India is leading in HIV infections.

8-July-1997
33 persons killed and 67 injured as blast rips through part of Ambala-bound train at Lehra Khana station in Bhatinda district, Punjab.

8-July-1999
The bodies of 12 soldiers, who martyred in Kargil battle, were brought to New Delhi. So far 321 soldiers were killed and 476 wounded in operation Vijay.

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