Today in Indian History
Events for July 7

7-July-1763 Britishers declared Mir Jafer as Nawab of Bengal.
7-July-1799 Ranjit Singh captured Lahore in Punjab from Sikh rulers.
7-July-1855 As many as 30,000, people went to Calcutta alongwith weapons to fight the British army.
7-July-1896 The premier show of the ‘Marvel of the Century’, first cinema show India, arranged by the Representatives of French Lumiere brothers- Louis and August Lumiere, was held at Watson Hotel in Bombay. The regular shows, however, started from July 14, 1896 at the Novelty Theatre. This show advertisment appeared in the ‘Times of India’, carrying details of a film show to be held for the first time on Indian soil.
7-July-1901 J. Watsan Harod started a branch of Gramophone Company at Calcutta.
7-July-1905 Six Language penel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note changed to Red with Special text mentioned, ‘At any office of issue not situated in Burma’.
7-July-1910 `Bharat History Research Mandal’ was established.
7-July-1917 Ram Subhagsingh, great politician and former Rail Minister, was born.
7-July-1937 Jagdish Prasad Goenka, great industrialist, was born in Calcutta.
7-July-1943 Rasbehari Bose handed over the command of ‘Azad Hind Fauz’ to Netaji Subhashchandra Bose at Singapore.
7-July-1946 Gandhiji addressed the A.I.C.C. meeting at Bombay; Congress accepted the Cabinet Mission plan of May 16.
7-July-1948 Damodar Valley Corporation, first public corporation, was established.
7-July-1962 94 people died in an Italian DC-8 air crash near Bombay.
7-July-1973 78 drowned as flash flood sweeped a bus into a river (India).
7-July-1992 Truckers call off strike.
7-July-1995 Rajan Pillai, 47, died because of denial of timely medical attention by Tihar jail authorities and also within 24 hours of rejection of his plea for medical treatment at Escorts Hospital by the court.
7-July-1997 Armed Kuki militants shot dead 25 persons and injured five seriously in an attack on Paites village in Manipur.
7-July-1998 India wins Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy defeating Sri Lanka by six runs in the final at Colombo. New Zealand was the third team in the fray.
7-July-1998 Nag, indigenously developed anti-tank missile, is test-fired again.
7-July-1999 M.L. Jaisimha, former Indian Test cricketer, died in Hyderabad.
7-July-1999 The Indian Army recaptures Jubar height in the Batalik sector.











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