Today in History – 2 July

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1757

Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was captured and assassinated. He was stabbed with a knife by Muhammad Beg at the instance of Miran, son of Mir Zafar.

1776

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopted Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain.

1881

Only four months into his administration, President James A. Garfield was shot as he walked through a railroad waiting room in Washington, D.C.

1905

Shantiswaroop Dhavan, former Governor of West Bengal, was born.

1917

On this day in 1917, several weeks after King Constantine I abdicateed his throne in Athens under pressure from the Allies, Greece declared war on the Central Powers, ending three years of neutrality by entering World War I alongside Britain, France, Russia and Italy.

1937

On July 2, 1937, the Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan was reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific. The pair were attempting to fly around the world when they lost their bearings during the most challenging leg of the global journey: Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island.

1938

Chandra K. N. Patel was born at Baramati near Pune. In 1974, he was the youngest scientist to be elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Besides, he was the recipient of the Ballantine Medal, The Worykin Award and The lamme Medal. Chandra K. N. Patel was the Executive Director of one of the divisions of the AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA.

1950

Yusuf Meharali, socialist leader, died.

1961

Prof M S Thacker, DG-CSIR, laid the foundation stone for the wind tunnel complex.

1964

On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

1970

Pandit Kunjilal Dubey, freedom fighter, educationalist and politician, passed away.

1972

Shimla Treaty was singed between Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Pakistani counterpart Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

1990

A stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca leaves more than 1,400 people dead on this day in 1990. This was the most deadly of a series of incidents over 20 years affecting Muslims making the trip to Mecca

1993

ONGC converted into corporation by ordinance.

1997

Screening for Hepatitis C made mandatory all over India.

1998

India and Sri Lanka signed an agreement on promoting agricultural research in New Delhi.

1999

Medha Patkar of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) planned a ‘fast’ to protest against the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP).

1999

The Indian Army launched a three pronged attack on Kargil.

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