This Day in History on 1 July
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 1 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Doctors’ Day (India)
1781, 1st July: Battle of Porto Novo (now Parangiipei) took place between Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and the British army.
1862: Calcutta High Court inaugurated.
1879: Postcard debuted in India.
1916: Establishment of Zoological Survey of India Department.
1949: Travancore and Cochin merged to form Thiruvananthapuram.
1955: Imperial Bank of India was nationalized and renamed as ‘State Bank of India’.
1963: ZIP codes were introduced for United States mail.
1964: Establishment of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).
1979: Sony Company published the Walkman.
2002: Establishment of the International Criminal Court.
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.
2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India project.
1882: Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.
1913: Vasantrao Naik, a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India.
1927: Chandra Shekhar Singh, the eighth Prime Minister of India.
1938: Hariprasad Chaurasia, an Indian music director and classical flautist.
1949: M. Venkaiah Naidu, an Indian politician and the Vice President of India.
1960: Sudesh Bhosale, an Indian playback singer.
1961: Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.
1968: Ustad Rashid Khan, an Indian classical musician.
1973: Akhilesh Yadav, an Indian politician and the president of the Samajwadi Party.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1860: Charles Goodyear, an American self-taught chemist, and manufacturing engineer.
1941: C. Y. Chintamani, an Indian editor, journalist, liberal politician and parliamentarian.
1962: Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.
1962: Purushottam Das Tandon, a freedom fighter.