Today in Indian History
Events for January 7

7-January-1685 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company, was born.
7-January-1761 Third Battle of Panipat: Ahmed Shah Abdali, the ruler of Afghanistan, defeats the Marathas; Maratha imperialism checked.
7-January-1831 Heinrich Von Stephan, famous general of postal union and freedom fighter, was born at Pomerania.
7-January-1858 The hearing of the case began that was filed against the last Mughal Emperor Bahadhur Shah II for taking part in the first armed revolution against the British.
7-January-1859 The Bahadur Shah II case trial was started, which ended on March 29.
7-January-1883 Martyer Sohanlal Pathak was born.
7-January-1885 Madhav Narayan Joshi, comedy drama writer, was born.
7-January-1900 Raghukul Tilak, educationist and social worker, was born at Meerut, UP.
7-January-1928 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India), was born at Amritsar.
7-January-1928 Vijay Tendulkar, famous playwright and novelist, was born.
7-January-1956 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 vs New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy.
7-January-1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket. At 28, he was the youngest cricketer to accomplish this feat.
7-January-1988 Mrs. Janaki Ramachandran sworn in as CM of Tamil Nadu.
7-January-1990 President returns the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bills of 1986 to Parliament at the instance of the Government.
7-January-1993 C. Subramaniam, Maharashtra Governor, resigns.
7-January-1993 The union govt. acquires 67.703 acres of land in and around the disputed area at Ayodhya and refers the issue to the Supreme Court.
7-January-1994 The whole nation pays homage to Kanchi’s beloved ‘peripatetic tapasvin sage’, Shri Shri Shankaracharya Chandrashekharendra, who died on this date during his 100th year.
7-January-1994 Malhotra Committee recommends privatisation and foreign participation of LIC and GIC.
7-January-1997 Jaspal Rana bags six gold medals in the men’s standard pistol and air pistol and set two more records on the penultimate day of the National shooting.







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