Today in Indian History
Events for July 16

16-July-1856 Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage.
16-July-1905 A decision to boycott British goods was taken at Bagarhat.
16-July-1909 Aruna Asaf Ali, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Kalka in Haryana.
16-July-1914 N. E. Balram, communist leader, died.
16-July-1917 Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, was born.
16-July-1929 Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an autonomous apex national organisation which plans, conducts and promotes research, education, training and transfer of technology for advancement of agriculture and allied sciences, was established. It has 45 Central Research Institutes, 4 National Bureaux, 10 Project Directorates, 30 National Research Centres, 90 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects, 261 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 8 Trainers Training Centres.
16-July-1931 C. T. Studd, 69, died. He was an English missionary, one of the ‘Cambridge Seven,’ who worked on the mission field in China, India and Central Africa.
16-July-1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, cricketer (Indian bowler in nine Tests mid-60’s, Leg Break Googly, Right Arm), was born in Bangalore.
16-July-1954 French rule ends in Mahe. De facto power was transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted.
16-July-1956 K. L. Pawar, who guided students for the written examinations, was born.
16-July-1959 Suhridkumar Roy, famous geologist, died.
16-July-1969 Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 15/01/1973.
16-July-1969 Morarji Desai resigns from cabinet.
16-July-1981 India performs nuclear Test.
16-July-1990 O.P.Chautala resigns following directive from JD.
16-July-1991 Railway budget hikes passenger fares by 15-20\% and freight up by 10\%.
16-July-1992 Shankar Dayal Sharma is appointed President.
16-July-1992 Amar Varma, Hindi author, producer and director, died.
16-July-1993 Russia cancels cryogenic rocket deal with India.
16-July-1996 Narasimha Rao moves Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the summons issued against him by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case.
16-July-1996 Supreme Court says dowry demand even during marriage talks is an offence.
16-July-1996 The four basin states of Narmada valley – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra – reach agreement to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat to 436′ after which hydrological studies will be done for 5 years to decide whether the height should be raised to the awarded 455′.
16-July-1997 Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ”Indian” while Tabu bags best actress award for ”Maachis”.
16-July-1997 V. S. Rama Devi, Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha, appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
16-July-1999 17 are killed and over 200 injured when the Delhi bound GT Express collides with derailed wagons of a goods train near Mathura.













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