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Events for July 23

23-July-1555Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher - Shar Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It is said that he won the crown but not the empire.
23-July-1856Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped lay the foundation for India's independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
23-July-1898Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, well known Bangla novelist, was born.
23-July-1904The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.
23-July-1906Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.
23-July-1912Kilachand Ambalal, great industrialist, was born.
23-July-1918Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
23-July-1923Navinchandra Chimanlal Pandya, great educationist, was born at Prantij, Ahmedabad.
23-July-1927Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.
23-July-1933Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as 'Deshapriya' (Beloved of the Country).
23-July-1956India celebrates the birth centenary of Lokmanya Tilak
23-July-1964Samrendranath Roy, great statistician, passed away.
23-July-1976Hari Chand at Montreal sets record for 10,000m in 28.48.72.
23-July-1988Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), died.
23-July-1990Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev sign joint declaration committing their countries to building a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.
23-July-1991Premdatt Paliwal, president of All India Forward Block, died.
23-July-1993Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This is more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was aunched by European Ariane launch vehicle
23-July-1996India's admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.
23-July-1996R. Bhattacharji was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He is heading this office till date.
23-July-1997India decides to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
23-July-2000 Ram Jethmalani, Union Law Minister, quits the Cabinet after the Prime Minister shows him the door following the outbursts against the Chief Justice of India, Dr. A. S. Anand.

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