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Events for July 1

1-July-1781British troops defeated Hyder Ali's progress. He was checked by Eyree Coote after the battle of Porto Novo and becamed subdued.
1-July-1821Daily newspaper 'Mumbai Samachar' was published.
1-July-1852For the first time in Asia, Postal Stamp for the general public was issued by Sindh Province in Karachi.
1-July-1856In south, the first line was opened by the Madras Railway Company. It ran between Veyasarpandy and Walajah Road (Arcot), a distance of 63 miles.
1-July-1862Calcutta High Court was established for West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Court has a Circuit Bench at Port Blair.
1-July-1879Post Card of one paisa was started in India by the Post and Telegraph Department.
1-July-1882Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great professor, politician, physician, leader and veteran nationalist, was born at Patna.
1-July-1902K. S. Ranjit Singh ""Ranji"" scored 230 runs as the captain and Newham (153). They added 344 runs for 7th wkt at Sussex vs Es
1-July-1906Pulavar Kulandai, great author and poet, was born at Bhavani.
1-July-1909Madanlal Dhingra, revolutionary, assassinated Sir William Curzon Wyllie, a prominent Anglo-Indian, at the Imperial Institute in London.
1-July-1913Vasantrao Phulsing Naik, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, was born at Ganuli (Yeotmal).
1-July-1913Kumarmanglam Parasshiv Prabhakar, former Chief of Indian Army, was born.
1-July-1927Chandrashekhar, former Prime Minister of India, was born.
1-July-1928Fifteen people were killed in Calcutta as Hindus attacked Muslims.
1-July-1929Ramchandra Ganpatrao Shinde, educationist, was born at Burhanpur, (M.P.).
1-July-1930Vinodkumar C. Gupta, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
1-July-1938Hariprasad Chaursia, famous flute player, was born.
1-July-1941C. Y. Chintamani died.
1-July-1947Independence of India Bill passed.
1-July-1947British Parliament passes the India Independence Act and fixes August 15 for the transfer of power.
1-July-1947Sharad NandKishore Yadav was born in Babai, Distt. Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh).
1-July-1949M. Venkaiah Rangaiah Naidu was born in Chavatapalem, Distt. Nellore (Andhra Pradesh).
1-July-1952Olympic Games open at Helsinki.
1-July-1955S. P. Kampani, was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 18-07-1957.
1-July-1955Imperial Bank of India was inaugurated and was renamed as State Bank of India.
1-July-1958Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 10-11-1960
1-July-1961Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian women astronaut (STS 87), was born in Karnal.
1-July-1962Purushottamdas Tandon, great leader and editor, died at Allahabad.
1-July-1962Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, great leader, veteran nationalist, politician, professor, physician and architect, passed away.
1-July-1964Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) was established.
1-July-1965Meerut University was established.
1-July-1968Asia's biggest nuclear research lab started in New Delhi.
1-July-1975Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, declared a 20-point economic programme.
1-July-1982MGR inaugurates Tamil Nadu's noon meal programme for poor children.
1-July-1984Ravishankar Maharaj, freedom fighter and national leader of the country, died at the age of 101.
1-July-1985Air Chief Marshal L M Katre, PVSM, AVSM and Bar, died in office.
1-July-1989New Governors were appointed in five states. Gen. K. V. Krishna Rao became Governor for J&K.
1-July-1989Yashvantrao Chavan Open University was established.
1-July-1990General Sunith Francis Rodrigues takes over as Chief of the Army Staff.
1-July-1991Rupee devalued by 8.5\%.
1-July-1992Central Railway started special train for ladies in Mumbai.
1-July-1992Major changes in Exim policy-farming and repacking included under the definition of 'manufacturer'.
1-July-1992Truck operators begin nation-wide strike to press for the abolition of toll tax and octroi.
1-July-1996RBI reduces cash reserve ratio to 12\%.
1-July-1997Prime Minister inaugurated India's first Science City in Calcutta.
1-July-1997Over 23,000 blowdowns completed in 1.2 m tunnel.
1-July-1997The Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam were given a warm reception at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
1-July-1997Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme `97 (VDIS) comes into effect.
1-July-1999K. N. Singh (70), former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, died in Lucknow.
1-July-1999The Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) of Shankersinh Waghela merges with Congress(I).
1-July-1999Two leaders of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) are detained under National Security Act (NSA).

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