Today in History – 7 March

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today in history 7 March

1911

Sachchitanand Hiranand Vatsyayan, (Agyeya), modern Hindi literary journalist, freedom fighter and the winner of Jnanpith Award of 1979, was born.

1952

Parmahansa Yogananda, great saint, social reformer and writer, died at Los Angles.

1956

A gigantic steel tube plant opened in Jamshedpur. It was the first of its kind in India.

1961

Govind Ballabh Pant passed away. He had served eight years as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was bestowed with Bharat Ratna in 1959.

1987

Sunil Gavaskar becomes the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs in cricket a match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad.

1994

India and Iran sign three MoU in Tehran.

1996

Union Cabinet clears decks for extending benefits of reservation to Dalit Christians.

1998

A. B. Vajpayee was elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.

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