This Day in History on 2 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 2 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1698: Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1757: The last Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daula, was mercilessly murdered by a man in his shelter, Mohammad Baig.

1916: The Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, the first Women’s University in India, started.

1940: Revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose was arrested by the British and sent to Calcutta (now Kolkata).

1972: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and President of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto signed the Simla Agreement.

1983: Inauguration of Atomic Power Plant at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India.

2001: The first film of the Fast and Furious series was released.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Pavan Malhotra

1904: Rene Lacoste, a French tennis player, and businessman.

1918: Indumati Bhattacharya, Indian politician

1923: Jawaharlalji Darda, a former Indian minister, and freedom fighter, Founder, editor of Lokmat newspaper.

1930: O. V. Vijayan, an Indian author, and cartoonist.

1954: Mohammad Aziz, an Indian playback singer.

1958: Pavan Malhotra, Indian actor

1968: Gautami Tadimalla, an Indian film actress.

1990: Margot Robbie, an Australian actress, and producer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1566: Nostradamus, a French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer.

Elie Wiesel

1778: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer.

1883: Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician.

1950: Yusuf Meher Ali, an Indian freedom fighter and socialist leader.

1999: Mario Puzo, an American author, screenwriter, and journalist.

2007: Dilip Sardesai, an Indian international cricketer.

2009: Tyeb Mehta, an Indian painter, sculptor and film maker.

2011: Chaturanan Mishra, an Indian politician and trade unionist.

2013: Douglas Engelbart, an American engineer, and inventor.

2016: Caroline Aherne, English actress and comedian (b. 1963)

2016: Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

2016: Patrick Manning, 4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1946)

2016: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, and author (b. 1928)

Further Reading

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