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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 21 July
356 BC, 21st July: The Temple of Ephesus Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was destroyed
1883, 21st July: Star Theater, India’s first public theater hall opened in Kolkata
1884, 21st July: First cricket Test match played at Lord’s ground in England
1944, 21st July: Klaus von Stauffenberg and four fellow conspirators were executed for plotting to assassinate Adolf Hitler
1983, 21st July: Vostok Station in Antarctica recorded the lowest temperature on Earth at −892 °C (−1286 °F)
1977, 21st July: Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy became the sixth President of India
1988, 21st July: Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1C) was launched
2018, 21st July: India scraps tax on sanitary products after a campaign by activists
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 21
1891: Jairamdas Daulatram, an Indian independence movement
1899: Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman
1911: Umashankar Joshi, an Indian poet
1930: Anand Bakshi, an Indian poet, and lyricist
1934: Chandu Borde, a former cricketer
1947: Chetan Chauhan, an Indian cricketer
1960: Amar Singh Chamkila, a popular Punjabi singer, songwriter, musician, and composer
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 21
1906: Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, the co-founder and first president of the Indian National Congress
1995: Sajjad Hussain, an Indian film score composer
1998: Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space
2001: K V Mahadevan, an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, and musician
2001: Sivaji Ganesan, an Indian actor, and producer
2009: Gangubai Hangal, an Indian singer
2013: Lourembam Brojeshori Devi, an Indian judoka
What happened in India on 21 July
Aurangzeb celebrated his being the emperor of Mugal Empire at Delhi. He was informally enthroned.
Star Theatre was opened in Calcutta.
Jairamdas Doulatram, great leader, journalist and freedom fighter, was born at Karachi.
W.C. Bonerjee, first President of Indian National Congress, passed away.
Gulam Mohamad Bakshi, former Prime Minister Jammu and Kashmir, was born.
Umashankar Jethalal Joshi, famous Gujarati poet, Hindi writer and educationist, was born at Bamna in Gujarat.
Anand Bakshi, famous lyrisist, was born.
Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67), was born in Pune.
Establishment ‘Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh’.
Vasantrao Vishnu Limye, senior journalist and President of ‘Ratnagiri District Parishad’, was born.
Indian Constitution Assembly accepted the tricolour flag as its National Flag. This flag is with three equal horizontal stripes of Saffron (Sacrifice), White (Truth) and Green (Prosperity) and a Chakra is superimposed on white (Dharma Chakra on the capitol of Ashoka’s Pillar at Sarnath) in blue colour having 24 spokes. The ratio of the width to length is two to three.
Passenger Train and Freight Train collided near Dumraon killing 69 persons.
Kashi Vidyapeeth was given recognisation as University.
Hindi Post Guards was established by Government.
K.S. Hegde elected Lok Sabha Speaker.
Neelam Sanjiva Reddi was elected as the President of India.
Bhudevchandra Basu, famous animal expert, passed away.
Terrorists breach Bhakra canal in Punjab.
Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1C) launched. This is operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It served for only one and a half years. It was launched by European Ariane launch vehicle Ariane-3.
Jayalalitha ends fast, Centre to set up a committee; Karnataka rejects the proposal.
The Supreme Court declares that SC/ST will lose status on migration to other states.
Sajjad Husain, famous film music director, passed away.
Bansi Lal, Haryana Chief Minister, quits before seeking a trust vote; and rebels form a separate party.
The Janata Dal splits under Deve Gowda and Sharad Yadav. The latter group to support NDA.
A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, announces a special fund for population projects with the Planning Commission providing seed money of Rs. 100 crores. He was addressing the maiden meeting of the National Population Commission.