07 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 07 May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 7th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Radio Day, commemorating the work of Alexander Popov (Russia, Bulgaria)

Important Events:

1834: East India Company annexed Coorg. King Raja Veer Rajendra, who was a cruel ruler, after formally declaring a war had captured Durg State.
1849: Bethune College of Calcutta was established in the upper class families and it was started for female education.
1907: The First Electric Tramway service commenced in Bombay (Mumbai).
1950: 81 people died in a rail crash at Patna. A sabotage was suspected.
1950: Punjab Mail train crashed near Jasidh killing 81 persons.
1958: Acharya Kripalani elected leader of a new opposition group in the Lok Sabha.
1973: The foundation stone was laid of Itanagar, the new capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
1985: Adoor Gopalakrishnan adjudged Best Director (Mukhamukham) in national film awards.
1990: Foundation stones are laid in Ayodhya for a new temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama as Hindu nationalism rises. Government disallows the Shilanyas.
1990: Government of India bans strikes in any service in any oil field or refinery under the Essential Services Maintenance Act.
1991: Haryana beat Bombay in the cricket Ranji Trophy final by 2 runs.
1994: Dr. S.P. Tripathy, Director-General of ICMR, retired after 32 years of distinguished service in the ICMR, and Dr. G.V. Satyavati took over as the new Director-General of ICMR in July 1994. She became the first woman scientist in the country to head not only ICMR but any Research agency in independent India.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1861: Guru Dev Rabindranath Thakur alias Tagore, novelist, painter, educationist and freedom fighter, was born in Calcutta
1889: Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, freedom fighter, journalist and Padmabhushan awardee, was born.
1907: Rajbali Pandey, famous poet, was born.
1908: Sudhabala alias Ermaline was born in Bombay. She was a film actress. Her first film was ‘Hothal Padmini’ (1925).
1912: Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati novelist and story writer, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

1973: Shivkumar Batalvi, famous Punjabi poet, died.
1994:  Ustad Jahiruddin Dagar Nasir, famous classical singer of Dhrupad-Dhamar, passed away at the age of 62 in Bareilly.
1924: Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (b. 1897/1898)

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