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.

Important Days

Doctors’ Day (India)

Important Events

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.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Bidhan Chandra Roy
Vasantrao Naik

1882: Bidhan Chandra Roy, an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.

1913: Vasantrao Naik, a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India.

Chandra Shekhar
Hariprasad Chaurasia

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.

Venkaiah Naidu

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

Purushottam Das Tandon

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.

Further Reading

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