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.

Important Days

World Chocolate Day

Important Events

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.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Rettamalai Srinivasan

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.

Min Patel
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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.

Further Reading

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