Today in History – 2 August

today in history 2 august

1763

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

1776

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

1858

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‘.

1861

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

1934

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.

1935

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

1939

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.

1942

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

1953

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

1970

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

1987

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

1990

Iraq invaded Kuwait.

1992

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

2000

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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