Today in History -7-Septembe

1571

At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.

1630

The town of Trimountaine in Massachusetts is renamed Boston. It became the state capital.

1701

England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against France.

1887

Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, editor and master, was born at Dhamrai in Dhaka now in Bangladesh.

1892

The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round.

1906

Bank of India, the first Indian bank, was registered.

1947

Gandhiji leaves Calcutta for Delhi; commences daily visits to riot-affected areas.

1953

Nikita Krushchev elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1955

All India Council of Secondary Education set up by the Government.

1965

U.S. suspends military aid to India and Pakistan.

1979

ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programing Network, debuts.

1993

India and China sign border peace accord.

1999

India rejects Pakistan demand for a East Timor type of referendum in Kashmir.

1999

Haider Noorani, BJP candidate for the Anantang Lok Sabha seat, killed in bomb blast.

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