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Today in History India 31 July

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Check out below about Today in History India 31 July in Indian history or July 31 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 31 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 31 July

1498, 31st July: Christopher Columbus became the first European to explore the islands of Trinidad during his third voyage in the Western Hemisphere.

1657, 31st July: Mughals conquered the Kalyani fort of Bijapur.

1658, 31st July: Mughal emperor Aurangzeb proclaimed himself king of the Mughal empire.

1940, 31st July: Udham Singh, an Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, was executed by the British in London.

1956, 31st July: Jim Laker became the first bowler to take all 10 wickets in a Test inning.

1964, 31st July: The first clear photographs of the moon were taken by the Ranger 7 spacecraft.

1992, 31st July: Georgia joined the United Nations.

1992, 31st July: Ramon Magsaysay Award presented to Satar player Pt. Ravi Shankar.

2000, 31st July: The Lok Sabha had passed the Chhattisgarh ‘State formation, Bill’.

2006, 31st July: Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother, Raul.

2009, 31st July: Pakistan’s Supreme Court had declared the emergency imposed in 2007 by the former Pak President Pervez Musharraf as unconstitutional under Article 279 of the Constitution.

2012, 31st July: Michael Phelps (19 medals in swimming) broke the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals (18 medals) won at the Olympics.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 31.

1704: Gabriel Cramer, a Genevan mathematician.

1880: Munshi Premchand, an Indian writer.

1907: Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi, an Indian mathematician, statistician, philologist, historian, and polymath.

1941: Amarsinh Chaudhary an Indian politician. He became the first Adivasi to serve as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

1947: Mumtaz, an Indian Hindi film actress.

1965: J. K. Rowling, a British writer, and philanthropist.

1992: Kiara Advani, an Indian actress.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 31.

1865: Jagannath Shankarsheth Murkute, an Indian philanthropist and educationalist.

1875: Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States.

1940: Udham Singh, an Indian revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party.

1980: Mohammed Rafi, an Indian film playback singer.

2014: Nabarun Bhattacharya, an Indian writer in the Bengali language.

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