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Today in History India 16 July

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Check out below about Today in History India 16 July in Indian history or July 16 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 16 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 16 July

1661, July 16th: The first banknote in Europe was issued by the Swedish bank ‘Stockholms Banco’.

1935, July 16th: The world’s first parking meter installed in Oklahoma.

1969, July 16th: Launch the Apollo 11 spacecraft from Florida.

1979, July 16th: Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigned and was replaced by Saddam Hussein. 

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 16

1723: Joshua Reynolds, an English painter.

1909: Aruna Asaf Ali, an Indian educator, political activist, and publisher.

1913: Swami Shantanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of the Jyotir Math monastery.

1917: Jagdish Chandra Mathur, a Hindi playwright, and writer.

1968: Dhanraj Pillay, a retired Indian field hockey player.

1973: Shaun Pollock, a South African cricket commentator, and former cricketer.

1983: Katrina Kaif, an English-Indian actress.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 16

1986: V. C. Bendre, an Indian historian, and author.

1993: Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan, an Indian classical vocalist from the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.

1994: Julian Schwinger, a Nobel Prize-winning American theoretical physicist.

2009: D. K. Pattammal, an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer.

2020: Neela Satyanarayanan, an Indian author and civil servant. 

What happened in India on 16 July

16-July-1856
Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage.

16-July-1905
A decision to boycott British goods was taken at Bagarhat.

16-July-1909
Aruna Asaf Ali, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Kalka in Haryana.

16-July-1914
N. E. Balram, communist leader, died.

16-July-1917
Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, was born.

16-July-1929
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an autonomous apex national organisation which plans, conducts and promotes research, education, training and transfer of technology for advancement of agriculture and allied sciences, was established. It has 45 Central Research Institutes, 4 National Bureaux, 10 Project Directorates, 30 National Research Centres, 90 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects, 261 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 8 Trainers Training Centres.

16-July-1931
C. T. Studd, 69, died. He was an English missionary, one of the ‘Cambridge Seven,’ who worked on the mission field in China, India and Central Africa.

16-July-1936
Venkataraman Subramanya, cricketer (Indian bowler in nine Tests mid-60’s, Leg Break Googly, Right Arm), was born in Bangalore.

16-July-1954
French rule ends in Mahe. De facto power was transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted.

16-July-1956
K. L. Pawar, who guided students for the written examinations, was born.

16-July-1959
Suhridkumar Roy, famous geologist, died.

16-July-1969
Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 15/01/1973.

16-July-1969
Morarji Desai resigns from cabinet.

16-July-1981
India performs nuclear Test.

16-July-1990
O.P.Chautala resigns following directive from JD.

16-July-1991
Railway budget hikes passenger fares by 15-20\% and freight up by 10\%.

16-July-1992
Shankar Dayal Sharma is appointed President.

16-July-1992
Amar Varma, Hindi author, producer and director, died.

16-July-1993
Russia cancels cryogenic rocket deal with India.

16-July-1996
Narasimha Rao moves Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the summons issued against him by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case.

16-July-1996
Supreme Court says dowry demand even during marriage talks is an offence.

16-July-1996
The four basin states of Narmada valley – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra – reach agreement to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat to 436′ after which hydrological studies will be done for 5 years to decide whether the height should be raised to the awarded 455′.

16-July-1997
Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ”Indian” while Tabu bags best actress award for ”Maachis”.

16-July-1997
V. S. Rama Devi, Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha, appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

16-July-1999
17 are killed and over 200 injured when the Delhi bound GT Express collides with derailed wagons of a goods train near Mathura.

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