Today in Indian History
Events for July 13

13-July-1660 Baji Prabhu Deshpande, one of the warriors in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s kingdom, died.
13-July-1830 Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Alexander Duff, in 1921 Scottish Church College, General Assembly s Institution was established with only five students, where teaching of the Bible took an important part.
13-July-1905 Gandhiji opposes Bengal Partition, supports boycott of British goods. During Gokhale Lajpat Rai’s deputation to Britain, he appeals to Colonial statesmen to treat India “”an integral part of the Empire”” with consideration. Sanjeevan, weekly from Calcutta, also raised the motto to boycott British Go
13-July-1905 Premnath Bazaz, famous Kashmir freedom fighter, was born.
13-July-1907 Hari Vishnu Kamat, great politician, was born.
13-July-1912 Shriman Narayan, educationist, administrator and diplomat, was born in Etawah, U.P.
13-July-1913 Tulsi Prasad Khaitan, great industrialist, was born in Chandi village, Bihar .
13-July-1916 Ramkrishna Bakre (Tatya), veteran journalist and music critic, was born.
13-July-1929 Jatindranath Das started fast strike.
13-July-1930 Swarup Kishan Reu, cricket test umpire for 17 tests from 1978-85, was born in Delhi and was honoured by Padmashree in 1986. He joins the record of umpiring most Tests for India.
13-July-1947 An Indian Independence Bill was moved in the British Parliament on 4th July 1947 which became an ‘act’ on 13th July 1947. Two Boundary Commissions under Sir Cyril Radcliff were appointed to demarcate the boundaries of Punjab and Bengal.
13-July-1950 Nehru asks Stalin and Acheson to restore peace in Korea.
13-July-1957 Behram Navrosji Karanjia, leading merchant and director of various companies, passed away.
13-July-1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler), was born in Calcutta.
13-July-1974 India’s first one-day international was played vs England at Headingley.
13-July-1988 Second developmental launch of ASLV. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-2). This carried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Could not be placed in orbit.
13-July-1990 Union Ministers Arun Nehru, Arif Mohammed Khan and Satpal Malik submitted their resignation in protest against O.P.Chautala’s taking over as CM of Haryana.
13-July-1990 Boby Talyarkhan, famous sports critic and author, died.
13-July-1995 Devyani Chaubal, film journalist, passed away.
13-July-1997 A mob, allegedly of Shiv Sainiks, attacks and ransacks official residences of Congress leaders Chagan Bhujbal and Madhukar Pichad (Assembly).
13-July-1998 India and Germany sign an agreement on promoting and protecting investment in Bonn.
13-July-1998 The Government is prevented from tabling the Women’s Reservation Bill.
13-July-1999 Floods claim 15 more lives in Bihar.
13-July-1999 Militants attack the residential complex of Border Security Force (BSF) in Madar village near Bandipur and take 12 persons as hostages after killing four.











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