On This day 1 July

Important Days

Doctors’ Day (India)


Important Events

1949 – The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin royal family.

2006 – The first operation of Qinghai–Tibet Railway in China.
2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
2008 – Rioting erupts in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.
2013 – Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1882 – Bidhan Chandra Roy, Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1962)

1913 – Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1979)

1927 – Chandra Shekhar, 8th Prime Minister of India (d. 2007)

1938 – Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer

1949 – Venkaiah Naidu, Indian lawyer and politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

1962 – Purushottam Das Tandon, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1882)

1962 – Bidhan Chandra Roy, Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1882)