7 February in Indian and World History
7 February in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 February is the birth anniversary of Manmath Nath Gupta, Sujit Kumar, and Kidambi Srikant.
7 February is also observed as the death anniversary of Sachindranath Sanyal.
7 February in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Manmath Nath Gupta (7 February 1908 – 26 October 2000), a prominent revolutionary and accomplished writer of the Indian freedom struggle. He has composed autobiographical, historical and fiction literature in Hindi, English, and Bengali. He jumped into the freedom struggle at the age of only 13 and went to jail. Later he also became an active member of the Hindustan Republican Association and at the age of 17, he actively participated in the Kakori massacre in 1925. He was born on 7 February 1908 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Sujit Kumar (7 February 1934 – 5 February 2010), a famous actor in Bhojpuri and Hindi films. He played the character of a villain in most Hindi films. Actor Sujit Kumar is considered the first superstar of Bhojpuri films. When Bhojpuri films were about to sink in the 60-70s, at that time Sujeet worked as a Sanjeevani in Bhojpuri films, and just since then his magic was such that he became the first superstar of Bollywood. He was born on 7 February 1934 in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh.
Kidambi Srikant, an Indian badminton player. He has achieved many great successes in badminton. Kidambi Srikanth continued his stellar performance by storming into the men’s singles final of the Australia Open Super Series on 25 June 2017 when he defeated reigning Olympic and world champion Chen Long of China. He also won the Indonesia Open Super Series title a few days back. He is the first Indian badminton player, who has done this feat. On 21 March 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind honored him with the ‘Padma Shri’. He was born on 7 February 1993 in Andhra Pradesh.
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7 February in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Sachindranath Sanyal (1893 – 7 February 1942), a famous revolutionary who fought for India’s independence. Apart from being an active participant in the national and revolutionary movements, he was also a representative of the new generation of revolutionaries. Along with this, he was a great worker and organizer of the second freedom struggle efforts of the ‘Gadar Party’ and ‘Anushilan Sangathan’. The “Hindustan Republican Association” set up by him in the year 1923 was developed by Bhagat Singh and other associates as “Hindustan Socialist Democratic Union”. Shachindranath Sanyal got the punishment of ‘Kala Pani’ twice in his life. Along with the formation of the ‘Hindustan Republican Association’, he had issued an appeal to the country brothers, in which he had also presented the idea of forming a federation of the whole of Asia with the goal of complete independence of India. He died on 7 February 1942.
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Notable events on 7 February in Indian and World history
7 February 1792 – Prussia and Australia signed a treaty against France.
7 February 1831 – The European country of Belgium accepted the constitution.
7 February 1904 – Fifteen hundred buildings were burnt to ashes in Baltimore, USA.
7 February 1915 – The railway station received the first wireless message sent from a moving train.
7 February 1940 – The nationalization of railways in Britain took place.
7 February 1942 – The United Kingdom declared war on Thailand.
7 February 1945 – The US, Britain, and Russia discussed the final stages of World War II.
7 February 1947 – Arabs and Jews rejected Britain’s proposal to divide Palestine.
7 February 1962 – The US banned all imports from Cuba.
7 February 1962 – An explosion in a coal mine in Germany killed nearly 300 workers.
7 February 1965 – the US launched continuous airstrikes in North Vietnam.
7 February 1983 – Establishment of Eastern News Agency in Kolkata.
7 February 1987 – Recognition of the African National Congress (ANC) by Japan.
7 February 1999 – After the death of King Hussein of Jordan, Abdullah became the new Shah.
7 February 2000 – The first meeting of the Joint Opposition Group formed between India and America began in Washington.
7 February 2001 – Ariel Sharon was elected Prime Minister of Israel.
7 February 2003 – French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Rafferin arrives in New Delhi on a visit to India.
7 February 2010 – The 19th International Book Fair held at Pragati Maidan, Delhi ended.
7 February 2016 – North Korea launched a satellite into outer space in violation of several United Nations treaties.