Today in History – 2 August

today in history 2 august


British troops again defeated Mir Kasim in ‘Giriya’ battle.


On this day in 1776, members of Congress affixed their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.


British parliament passed the act to handover the administration of India to British Government from East India Company. After the occasion, the Supreme British ruler in India was called as ‘Viceroy‘.


Parafulla Chandra Ray, chemical expert and great patriot, was born in the village of Raruli-Katipara IN Jessore district.


With the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Chancellor Adolf Hitler became absolute dictator of Germany under the title of Fuhrer, or “Leader.” The German army took an oath of allegiance to its new commander-in-chief, and the last remnants of Germany’s democratic government were dismantled to make way for Hitler’s Third Reich. The Fuhrer assured his people that the Third Reich would last for a thousand years, but Nazi Germany collapsed just 11 years later.


The British passed Govt. of India Act, separating Burma, Aden from India.


From his home on Long Island, New York, German-born physicist Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging “watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action” on the part of the United States in atomic research. Einstein, a lifelong pacifist, feared that Nazi Germany had begun work on an atomic bomb.


Gandhi says that the Japanese might be welcomed in India should they invade due to current Indian discontent.


Baldev Ramji Mirdha “Kisan Kesari”, great social worker, leader and politician, died in harness while going to address a Kisan Conference. He also played a vital role in formation of Rajast


Smt. Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, India’s first woman ambassador, was deputed at Hungary.


Vishwanathan Anand became the first Asian to win the World Junior Chess championship.


Iraq invaded Kuwait.


On this day in 1992, Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first woman ever to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in the heptathlon.


The Lok Sabha performed a ”hat-trick” by setting off the process for the creation of three new states by passing the Jharkhand Bill.

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