On This Day | 11 July

On this day: 1914 Major League Baseball debut of Babe Ruth, one of the world’s most well-known professional baseball player 1960 To Kill a Mockingbird, a famous work about racial inequality, is first published as Atticus 2006 Mumbai train bombings, killing over 200 people Born on this day: 1767 John Read more…

On This Day | 10 July

On this day: 1800 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent 1806 Vellore Mutiny, the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, takes place 1913 Death Valley, U.S experiences the highest Read more…

On This Day | 09 July

On this day: 1755 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War 1877 The first Wimbledon Championship is held in London 2011 South Sudan becomes the youngest country in the world Born on this day: 1925 Guru Dutt, Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film Read more…

On This Day | 08 July

On this day: 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the first European to reach India by sea 1777 Vermont abolishes slavery, the first region in US to do so 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched for the last time Born on this day: 1914 Read more…

On This Day | 07 July

On this day: 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act to make Alaska the 49th US state 1985 Boris Becker becomes the youngest person to win Wimbledon at age 17 1991 Brioni Declaration is signed to end the ten day war between Slovenia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia¬† Gone Read more…

On This Day | 06 July

On this day: 1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam, off India 1964 Malawi gains its independence from Britain 1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain 2006 The Nathula Pass between India and China re-opens for trade after 44 years after Sino-Indian war Born on this Read more…

On This Day | 05 July

On this day: 1811 Venezuela declares independence from Spain 1975 Cape Verde gains independence from Portugal 1996 World’s first live cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, is born Born on this day 1995 P.V. (Pusarla Venkata) Sindhu, first Indian woman to win a silver medal in badminton, born in Hyderabad Gone Read more…

On This Day | 04 July

On this day: 1776 United States Declaration of Independence is adopted in Philadelphia 1865 Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is published for the first time 1946 Philippines gains independence from the United States 2012 Discovery of Higgs boson particle is announced at CERN Gone on this day: 1902 Swami Vivekananda, Read more…

On This Day | 03 July

On this day: 1908 Bal Gangadhar Tilak arrested for sedition by the British for Muzzafarpur bombing 1962 Algeria gains its independence from France 2013 Coup in Egypt to force out President Mhd. Morsi Born on this day: 1883 Franz Kafka, Czech/German writer 1971 Julian Assange, Australian journalist, activist, founder of Read more…

On This Day | 02 July

On this day: 1940 Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta 1972 India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord 2001 World’s first self-contained artificial heart transplant performed on Robert Tools Born on this day: 1877 Hermann Hesse, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on Read more…