Today in History – 23 July

today in history 23 july

1555

Humayun reconquered Delhi after defeating Sher – Shah Alias Sikandar Suri in Machiwara and Sarhind battles. It was said that he won the crown but not the empire.

1793

On this day in 1793, Roger Sherman, a Connecticut Patriot and member of the Committee of Five selected to draft the Declaration of Independence, died of typhoid in New Haven, Connecticut, at age 72.

1856

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, militant nationalist Indian leader and who helped to lay the foundation for India’s Independence, was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

1904

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway started First Class restaurant cars on its mail trains.

1906

Chandrashekhar Azad, great freedom revolutionery and leader, was born at Jhabra, Madhya Pradesh.

1918

Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.

1927

Daily radio transmission broadcasting in India was started by Bombay Radio Station. This was the first Commercial Radio Station.

1933

Jatindra Mohan Sengupta, great leader, lawyer, social worker, freedom fighter, nationalist and president of Bengal Swaraj Party, died at Ranchi. He was addresed by the people of Bengal as ‘Deshapriya’ (Beloved of the Country).

1967

One of the worst riots in U.S. history broke out on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit’s predominantly African-American inner city. By the time it was quelled four days later by 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, and nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned.

1984

On this day in 1984, 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gave up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history.

1990

Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister and Gorbachev signed joint declaration committing their countries to build a nuclear-free and non-violent world in the first Indian-Soviet summit in the post-Gorbachev Soviet Union in Moscow.

1993

Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2B), second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, was launched. This was more operational multi-purpose communication and enhanced meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by European Ariane launch vehicle.

1996

On July 23, 1996, at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever team gold.

1996

India’s admission to Asian Regional Forum was endorsed by Foreign Ministers of the group at Jakarta.

1997

India decided to sign U.N. Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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