This Day in History on 7th April
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 7th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
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1541: Father Francis Xavier, Spanish founder of the Jesuits, 35, and three friends set sail from Lisbon, Portugal for Goa. They became the first Roman Catholic missionaries to travel to India.
1818: British Government imposed ‘State Prisoners Regulation III -1818’ for detention and deportion of political prisoners and revolutionaries without any trial. This black act was in force till 1947 when India got independence.
1919: England’s Imperial Airways had extended its flight to London-Karachi instead of London-Kahira. It was the first commercial air service in undivided India.
1934: Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience in India.
1962: Umrigar slams 172* vs WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes.
1986: Charles Sobhraj and his associate David Hall were nabbed at Mapusa in Goa.
1987: In a case filed by Saira Banu of Kerela, Supreme Court held that all wives, including Muslim women, whose husbands have either married again or taken a mistress are entitled to maintenance.
1993: Narsimha Rao,PM, arrives in Bangkok on a three-day visit to Thailand.
1997: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan finalise preparations for a new trade bloc called ‘Growth Quadrangle
1998: Soli Sorabjee is appointed Attorney-General of India.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1506: Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit priest, Spanish missionary teaching in India and Japan, was born in the Spanish kingdom of Navarre.
1920: Ravi Shankar Bhattacharya, renowned Sitar player (Sounds of India), was born in Banaras, India.
1925: Chaturanan Mishra, Indian trade union leader and politician (d. 2011)
Death / Death Anniversary:
1935: Shankar Abaji Bhise, famous Indian scientist, died.
1938: Kashiram Chhabildas Rana was born in Surat (Gujarat).
1942: Anandshankar Bapubhai Dhruv, famous Gujarati expert, Sanskrit Pandit and editor of a monthly magzine, died.
2014: V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (b. 1923)