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Events for July 24

24-July-1206Qutubu'd-din Aibak (1206-1210) was crowned at Lahore after the death of Muhammad of Ghuri. He was originally a slave of Turkestan. As he started his career as a slave, the dynasty founded by him in India is known as "Slave Dynasty". The construction of Qutabminar was started during his regime. Since he was very generous, the people called him "Lakh Baksh".
24-July-1783Simon Bolivar, great dynamic leader and social reformer, was born at Carcas.
24-July-1837Kanishta, son of Samajya Laxshmi, was killed.
24-July-1911Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, was born.
24-July-1932Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan was established for the service of the sick and humanitarian activities.
24-July-1932Madhukar Devram Toradmal, famous actor and playwright, was born.
24-July-1985Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sikh leader Sant Harchand Singh Longowal of Akali Dal signed a peace contract known as 'Punjab Accord' thus ending the four-year agitation in Punjab.
24-July-1989A majority of opposition members in Lok Sabha resign on the issue of C & AG report on Bofors gun deal.
24-July-1991Industrial licensing scrapped.
24-July-1991Union budget imposes all-round price hike.
24-July-1992Universal Poetry Foundation' was established at Pune.
24-July-1993Vajpayee elected leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
24-July-1994Bodo kills 37 moslems in Bashbari, North Eastern India.
24-July-1996Govt. decides to raise the ceiling on the maximum amount of retirement/death gratuity from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
24-July-1997 Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
24-July-1997Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.
24-July-1998India signs a deal with Russia for purchasing the aircraft-carrier.
24-July-1999Om Prakash Chautala is sworn in the Chief Minister of Haryana, and will seek trust vote on July 27.
24-July-1999Vimala Ranadive (84), senior CPI(M) leader, died in Mumbai.
24-July-2000S. Vijayalakshmi becomes the first Indian woman Grandmaster in the International Grandmasters chess tournament held in Hyderabad.
24-July-2000The trial in the Rs. 133 crore urea scam resumes after about one year in the special court for CBI cases in New Delhi.

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