Rabindranath Tagore,
Rabindranath Tagore,

This Day in History on 7th May

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 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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