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Today in History India 11 July

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 11 July

World Population Day

1801, 11th July: The French astronomer John Louis Pons discovered the comet, Pons.

1893, 11th July: The first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 

1950, 11th July: Pakistan became a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

1987, 11th July: The world population has crossed the five billion mark. The United Nations had decided to celebrate July 11 as Population Day.

1994, 11th July: Inspector General of Police Kiran Bedi received the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

2006, 11th July: Mumbai train bombings: 209 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 11

1857: Chettur Sankaran Nair, an Indian politician, and author.

1889: Narayan Hari Apte, an Indian-Marathi novelist.

1902: Baldev Singh, an Indian Sikh political leader.

1921: Shankarrao Kharat, an Indian-Marathi writer.

1927: Theodore Maiman, an American engineer and physicist.

1956: Amitav Ghosh, an Indian writer.

1967: Jhumpa Lahiri, an American-Indian author. 

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 11

1957: Aga Khan III, one of the founders and the first permanent president of the All-India Muslim League.

2001: Qateel Shifai, a Pakistani Urdu poet and lyricist.

2003: Bhisham Sahni was an Indian writer, and playwright.

What happened in India on 11 July

11-July-1630
Rezabeebeth Sookeas Begum passed away.

11-July-1832
British Parliament finally rejected to remove the appeal of Hindus puritans against Sutee abolition, as demanded by tradional orthodox Indians.

11-July-1882
Baba Kanshi Ram, great freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Dada Siba village, Tehsil Dehra District, Kangra.

11-July-1897
Sibnath Banerjee, great social worker, freedom fighter and leader, was born in village Brahman Rangdia, Khulna district.

11-July-1924
Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi.

11-July-1953
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu was born in Mumbai (Mahatrahtra).

11-July-1957
Aga Sultan Sir Muhammad (1877-1957), Aga Khan III, spritual leader of Ismaeli Muhammedans, passed away. He worked for Britian in the WW I & II. Aga Khan was extremly rich, he once had himself weighed against a sack of diamonds belonging to him. He was also one among those who formed the Muslim League.

11-July-1964
M C Chagla, Union Minister of Education, turns the first sod for the foundation of the 4 ft tunnel.

11-July-1973
India frees 438 Pakistani prisoners on medical grounds.

11-July-1979
The Lok Sabha commenced a four-day debate on the no-confidence motion against the 21-month-old Janata Government.

11-July-1980
Ebbie Kodiat, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Kuwait.

11-July-1994
Delhi IG (prisons) Kiran Bedi wins Magsaysay Award for public service.

11-July-1997
Ten persons were killed as police opened fire on Dalit mob which attacked vehicles in protest against desecration of Ambedkar bust in Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in north-east Mumbai.

11-July-1998
Indians bag a silver and a bronze at the International Physics Olympiad in Reykjavik.

11-July-1998
The Government reduces customs duty on edible oils under the Open General Licence from 20 to 10 per cent.

11-July-2000
Amrita Pritam, noted litterateur, honoured with the highest award for Punjabi literature for the century:”Shatabdi Samman”.

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