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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 17 July
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1802, 17 July: First printing in Modi script.
1947, 17 July: The Indian passenger ship SS Ramdas was destroyed by a storm in Mumbai, killing 625 people.
1948, 17 July: Women in India were considered eligible to be admitted to all public services including IAS and IPS.
1950, 17 July: India’s first plane crashed in Pathankot.
1955, 17 July: Walt Disney launched Disneyland in California.
1995, 17 July: Forbes magazine named Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.
2000, 17 July: Bharatanatya Shikharmani Award announced to actress and dancer Vaijayantimala Bali.
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 17
1917: Bijon Bhattacharya, an Indian theatre and film actor.
1923: John Cooper, a co-founder of the Cooper Car Company.
1930: Baburao Bagul, a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.
1941: Bharathiraja, an Indian film director.
1957: Admiral Sunil Lanba, the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.
1969: Ravi Kishan, an Indian actor, politician, and television personality.
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 17
1790: Adam Smith, a Scottish economist, and philosopher.
1835: U Tirot Sing, one of the chiefs of the Khasi people.
1992: Kanan Devi, an Indian actress, and singer.
2020: C. S. Seshadri, an Indian mathematician.
What happened in India on 17 July
Nizam Shah became the Sultan of Dehli.
Lokmanya Tilak was arrested for 18 months.
Joseph, versatile author in Malyalam language and critic Butshshor, was born.
Lord Irwin,British Viceroy, allows Indian moderates to visit Gandhi in prison.
Dr. Ram Babu Gupta, cricket test umpire for 11 tests from 1986-89, was born at Delhi.
Delhi-Calcutta Express Train derailed near Patna killing 95.
Ramdas Coastal Steamer sank off Bombay claiming 550 lives.
Govt. announced that all discriminations against women in matter of employment will be done away with and in future, women will be eligible for any public service including administrative sevice and police service.
J.P. Narain leads an agitation for dissolution of the Bihar Assembly.
Mudliyar A. Ramaswami, Padmabhushan awardee, politician and industrialist, passed away.
Jagjivan Ram elected Janata parliamentary party leader. Charan Singh is PM heading Janatha (S)-Congress coalition and Jagjivan Ram is leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.
V. P. Singh announces resignation from Congress; R. Venkataraman elected President of India.
Lok Sabha rejects no-trust motion.
All 47 ministers in Madhya Pradesh submit resignations to CM Digvijay Singh.
Madras to be known as ‘Chennai’ henceforth.
K.R. Narayanan,Vice President, wins in the Presidential election with a record margin to become the next head of state.
55 persons die as a Boeing 737 of Alliance Air from Calcutta to Delhi via Patna and Lucknow crashes at Gardanibagh, one km from the runway at the Patna airport.