This Day in History on 7 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 7 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
World Chocolate Day
1763: Mir Jafar re-crowned as Nawab of Bengal.
1799: Maharaja Ranjit Singh captured Lahore.
1898: Hawaiian Islands recognized US sovereignty.
1948: Damodar Valley Corporation, the first multipurpose project of independent India, was established.
1985: Boris Baker became the youngest player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title at the age of 17.
2007: The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.
2012: At least 172 people are killed in a flash flood in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.
2013: A De Havilland Otter air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska, killing ten people.
2015: Launch of the ‘Pashu Poshan’, a web and android platform application developed by the National Dairy Development Board.
2016: Ex-US Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He is subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.
1656: Guru Har Krishan, the eighth of the ten Sikh Gurus.
1859: Rettamalai Srinivasan, Indian politician (d. 1911)
1914: Anil Biswas, an Indian film music director, and playback singer.
1926: Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlavi, an Indian Urdu poet.
1949: Radhika Roy, an Indian journalist, and the co-founder of NDTV.
1964: Nabam Tuki, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
1970: Min Patel, Indian-English cricketer
1973: Kailash Kher, an Indian playback singer and music composer.
1981: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a former Indian international cricketer.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1307: Edward I, King of England.
1890: Henri Nestlé, a German-Swiss confectioner and the founder of Nestlé.
1930: Arthur Conan Doyle, a British writer, and medical doctor. He created the character, Sherlock Holmes.
1982: Bon Maharaj, Indian guru, and religious writer.
1999: Captain Vikram Batra, an officer of the Indian Army, awarded with the Param Vir Chakra.