8 July in Indian and World History.
8 July in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 8 July is the birth anniversary of Jyoti Basu, Giriraj Kishore, and Sourav Ganguly.
8 July is also observed as the death anniversary of Chandra Shekhar Singh.
8 July in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Sourav Ganguly, one of the best cricket players in India. He is counted among the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. He is an excellent left-handed batsman. Sourav Ganguly was awarded the ‘Arjuna Award’ in 1998. He was born on 8 July 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Jyoti Basu or ‘Jyotindra Basu’ (8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010), was one of the foremost leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), who served in West Bengal for 23 years. He got special fame in parliamentary politics by being the Chief Minister continuously. Basu was one of the founders of communist politics in India. He was born on 8 July 1914 in Calcutta.
Giriraj Kishore (8 July 1937 – 9 February 2020) was a famous Hindi novelist as well as a strong storyteller, playwright, and critic. Thoughtful essays on his contemporary topics have been published in various magazines. His novel Dhai Ghar became very popular. This work, published in the year 1991, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 itself. The first novel named Girmitiya was written by Giriraj Kishore was based on Mahatma Gandhi’s stay in Africa, which gave him special recognition.
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8 July in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Chandra Shekhar Singh (1 July 1927 – 8 July 2007), the eighth Prime Minister of India. He got the title of Young Turk because of his impartiality. He was a man of intellect. There are very few people whom the Creator sends on earth with many qualifications and Chandrashekhar should be included in those people. He was born on 1 July 1927 in Uttar Pradesh.
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Notable events on 8 July in Indian and World history
8 July 1283 – Battle of the Sicilian Vesper; The Battle of Malta took place.
8 July 1897 – Vasco da Gama left Europe to reach India by the sea with a crew of 170 members.
8 July 1693 – The uniform of the New York Police was approved.
8 July 1833 – Russia and Turkey signed a security treaty.
8 July 1858 – Lord Canning declared peace after the fall of Gwalior Fort.
8 July 1889 – The American newspaper The Wall Street Journal began publication.
8 July 1918 – The Montagu Chelmsford Report was published to reform the Indian Constitution.
8 July 1932 – The US stock index, the Dow Jones, reached a low of 81 points in the Great Depression.
8 July 1988 – The recruitment of women in the US Air Force began.
8 July 1958 – Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru started the hydroelectric project on the world’s largest canal, Bhakra-Nangal in Punjab.
8 July 1975 – In the earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, thousands of temples were destroyed and there was a huge loss of life and property.
8 July 1994 – Shimaki Mukai became Japan’s first female astronaut.
8 July 1997 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the organization.
8 July 1999 – Papua New Guinea (Pacific Countries) Prime Minister Bill Scott resigned.
8 July 2001 – Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful scored a century against Sri Lanka at the age of 17. He is the youngest Bangladesh batsman to score a century.
8 July 1992 – Thomas Kleistil became the President of Austria.
8 July 2002 – The quota system for black cricketers ended in South Africa.
8 July 2003 – A Sudan Airways plane crashed, killing all 116 passengers on board.
8 July 2003 – In Iran, an operation to separate Laleh and Ladan Bijani, two sisters attached to the head, died after a failed operation.
8 July 2005 – On the issue of climate change, the group 8 countries agreed.
8 July 2008 – the Paris government proposed honorary citizenship to Bangladesh’s controversial writer Taslima Nasreen.
8 July 2013 – In the Egyptian capital Cairo, 42 people were killed in military firing on protesting protesters.
8 July 2014 – Miroslav Klose of the German football team set a world record for most goals scored in the World Cup.
8 July 2022 – Shinzo Abe, a Japanese politician who served as prime minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was assassinated.