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 that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 1 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Futher Reading

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