Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu

This Day in History on 7 January

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 7 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Pioneer’s Day (Liberia)

Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia)


Important Events

1738 – A peace treaty is signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II following Maratha victory in the Battle of Bhopal.

1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.

1935 – Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.

1940 – Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stop and completely destroy the numerically superior Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.


1945 – World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

1984 – Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

1993 – The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

2020 – The 6.4M 2020 Guayanilla earthquake kills one and injures eight in southern Puerto Rico.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1925 – Gerald Durrell, Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)

1955 – Mamata Shankar, Indian-Bengali actress who worked with Satyajit Ray


1979- Bipasha Basu. -New Delhi.

1967 – Irrfan Khan.

1961 – Supriya Pathak.

1925 – Gerald Durrell.

1953 – K. Bhagyaraj.

1957 – Reena Roy.

1991- Jeje Lalpekhlua.- Mizoram. …

1938 – B. Saroja Devi.




Death/ Death Anniversary

1988 – Zara Cisco Brough, American Nipmuc Indian chief and fashion designer (b.1919)

2015 – Subhas Anandan, Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)

2016 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (b. 1936)

Futher Reading

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