On This Day 4 July

Important Days

The first evening of Dree Festival, celebrated until July 7 (Apatani people, Arunachal Pradesh, India)

Important Events

1947 – The “Indian Independence Bill” is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1897 – Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (d. 1924)

1898 – Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician (d. 1998)

1954 – Devendra Kumar Joshi, 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy

1983 – Amol Rajan, Indian-English journalist

Death/ Death Anniversary

1902 – Vivekananda, Indian monk and saint (b. 1863)

1963 – Pingali Venkayya, Indian activist, designed the Flag of India (b. 1876)

2012 – Hiren Bhattacharyya, Indian poet and author (b. 1932)