Today in Indian History
Events for October 7

7-October-1586 The Mughal army entered Srinagar where ‘Khutbah’ was being recited in the name of the emperor.
7-October-1708 Guru Govind Singh, tenth and the last Sikh Guru, was assassinated.
7-October-1737 40 feet waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India).
7-October-1914 Begam Akhtar, famous gazal singer, was born.
7-October-1919 Mahatma Gandhij started publication of ‘Navjeevan’ newspaper.
7-October-1950 Mother Teresa, started Missionaries of Charity, in Calcutta.
7-October-1952 Chandigarh became the capital of Punjab.
7-October-1953 Chandigarh was inaugurated as capital of Punjab.
7-October-1955 Heavy floods in India and Pakistan caused 1,700 lives in India alone.
7-October-1971 K. Kelappan, freedom fighter, social reformer, revolutionary, educationist and journalist, died.
7-October-1980 Vijay Agrawal, Soccer(Football) player, was born in College Station, Texas, United States.
7-October-1987 Indian peace-keeping troops in Sri Lanka ordered to shoot at sight after the massacre of 179 people by Tamil rebels.
7-October-1991 Telugu Desam decides not to oppose PM Narasimha Rao in Nandyal.
7-October-1992 Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy, Union Law Minister, selected to become the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
7-October-1993 The Supreme Court rejected private management’s plea for 50\% quota in private professional colleges.
7-October-1995 Keshubhai Patel ministry in Gujarat won the vote of confidence in the state assembly following a compromise reached between the party leadership and dissidents.
7-October-1996 Final phase of UP election.
7-October-1997 Central government women employees to get 135 days’ maternity leave and men to get 15 days’ paternity leave.
7-October-1997 Indo-Russian programme of military-technical cooperation (1994-2000) to be extended till 2010, said Yeltsin.
7-October-1997 British High Commissioner in India Sir David Gore-Booth makes it clear that Queen Elizabeth II, during her Amritsar visit, would not ‘apologise’ for the 1919 Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, but as a gesture would lay the wreath.
7-October-1997 Lalram Sanga and Purnima Mohato emerge men’s and women’s individual champions in National Archery.
7-October-1999 Comfortable majority for NDA. Prime Minister Vajpayee starts work on Government formation.
7-October-1999 Long jumper Sanjay Kumar Rai became the first Indian man to go over the eight-metre twice when he leapt to a personal best of 8.02m at the National Athletic Circuit meet in Mumbai and sound a fresh threat to T. C. Yohannan’s two-decade old national record of 8.07m.
7-October-1999 Sonia Gandhi won in Amethi by a margin of over three lakh votes.
7-October-1999 Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD president, loses in Madhepura.
7-October-2000 WWF-India bags the first Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award.

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