13 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 13 July is the birth anniversary of Bina Rai, Sunita Jain, and Sunita Jain.

13 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Ashapoorna Devi.

Birth Anniversary

13 July in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Bina Rai (13 July 1932 – 6 December 2009), was a famous actress in Hindi films. His real name was ‘Krishna Sarin’. She was one of the finest actresses of the fifties. He started his film career in 1951 with the film ‘Kali Ghata’. After marriage, Bina Rai together with her husband ‘P.N. Films under the banner of ‘Shagufa’ (1953), ‘Golconda Ka Qaidi’ (1954), and ‘Samundar’ (1957) were produced. Also, this pair of husband and wife also acted in these films. She was Bron on 13 July 1932.

Sunita Jain, a Hindi and English modern story writer and novelist. She has also gained fame as a poetess. Born in Ambala, Sunita Jain did her MA in English Literature from the State University of New York. did Sunita Jain, who received the ‘Padmashree’ decoration of education and literature, writes excellent poems in English and Hindi. His novels, short stories, creative translations, and critical analysis have earned him great appreciation from the readers. Several awards and fellowships are on his account. She was Bron on 13 July 1941 in Ambala at Panjab.

Nihal Sarin, an Indian chess player. A chess prodigy, he achieved the title of Grandmaster at age 14. He is also the fourth-youngest player in history to cross the Elo rating mark of 2600, accomplishing this feat at age 14. Nihal won the Gold Medal as part of the Indian team in the 2020 FIDE Chess Olympiad held online. he tied for first place in the world under-12 championship in Porto Carras, Greece taking the silver medal on tiebreaks. He was Bron on 13 July 2004 in Thrissur, Kerala.

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Death Anniversary

13 July in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Ashapoorna Devi (8 January 1909 – 13 July 1995), a noted Bengali novelist who began writing at the age of 13 and has since writing remained active continuously. Examples of his prolific work are his nearly 225 works, of which more than 100 are novels. The secret of Ashapurna Devi’s success lies in her craftsmanship. Ashapurna Devi was honored with the ‘Tagore Award’ (1964), ‘Leela Award’, ‘Padma Shri’ (1976), and ‘Jnanpith Award’ (1976). He died on 13 July 1995.

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Notable events on 13 July in Indian and World history

13 July 1803 – Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Alexander Duff started the Scottish Church College with five students.

13 July 1905 – The burning of Holi of British goods was suggested for the first time by the Bengali weekly Sanjeevani.

13 July 1905 – Calcutta’s weekly newspaper ‘Sanjeevani’ first suggested a boycott of British goods.

13 July 1908 – The fourth modern Olympic Games were held in London on this day.

13 July 1918 – A Japanese battleship exploded in the Gulf of Takayama. In which 500 people died.

13 July 1923 – ‘Hollywood’ was written for the purpose of propaganda to increase the prices of land near Mount Hills in the California city of Los Angeles.

13 July 1929 – Jatindra Nath Das started the historic hunger strike.

13 July 1945 – The first atomic bomb was brought for testing in the Mexican desert.

13 July 1945 – The ‘Indian Independence Act was passed in the British Parliament.

13 July 1954 – The United States, Britain, and France agreed on the partition of Vietnam in Geneva.

13 July 1947 – India played its first ODI against England at Headingley on this day.

13 July 1947 – During the Emergency, public honors like Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, etc. were withdrawn.

13 July 1998 – Brazil introduced CTBT and NPT signed on this day.

13 July 2000 – The US and Vietnam signed major trade contracts.

13 July 2000  Jan Karski – a Polish soldier, resistance-fighter, and diplomat during World War II – died.

13 July 2000 – 18 hostages including Mahendra Choudhary were released.

13 July 2001 – The hosting of the 2008 Olympic Games was handed over to China (Beijing).

13 July 2006 – The Iran case relating to the creation of an atomic bomb was submitted to the United Nations Security Council.

13 July 2011 – The country’s financial capital Mumbai was shaken by the triple bomb blasts These blasts took place in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House, and Dadar.

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