Today in History – 7 February

1687

Mughal army won the Gowalkonda fort. Kutubshahi came to end.

1795

Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies.

1856

Wajid Ali Shah, ruler of Oudh, was asked to abdicate by the British Resident on grounds of chronic misrule.

1983

Eastern News Agency was established in Calcutta.

1992

Shalki’, the first submarine designed in India, joined Indian Navy.

1993

Medium-range surface to surface missile, ‘Prithvi‘ successfully launched for the 10th time.

1997

Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo, found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to simple imprisonment of one week and a fine of Rs. 2000 by Nagpur bench of Mumbai HC for his statement that ”a judge had demanded a bribe of Rs. 35 lakhs for favouring a litigant”.

1999

Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble became the second only bowler in Test history after J.C. Laker (England) to take all ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in the second Test in Delhi.