History is one of the most important subjects for Indian competitive exams like UPSC or Civil Services. The aspirants need to have a thorough knowledge about Indian history and remember the most important dates and events. In this article titled Today in History – January 7 – India and World, we sum up the most important historical events that took place on this day. While this article has a segment for Indian history separately, we have also included the important events of world history, should anyone ever need them.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 7
Today in History – January 7: “India”
1859: Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah II’s trial began on this day.
1883: Sohanlal Pathak, a great freedom fighter, was born on this day in Amritsar.
2016: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away.
Today in History – January 7: “World”
1325: Alfonso IV became the King of Spain.
1782: Bank of North America, the first commercial bank in America, opened on this day.
1894: Patent for motion picture film was received by William Kennedy Dickinson.
1904: “CQD” which was a distress signal was established but was replaced by “SOS” after two years.
1927: First transatlantic telephone service was established from the city of New York to the city of London.
1931: Benito Mussolini and Pierre Laval, France’s Foreign Minister, signed Franco-Italian Agreement.
1942: During WWII, Bataan Peninsula’s siege began on this day.
1945: During WWII, Bernard Montgomery, British General, held a press conference where he claimed for the victory of the Battle of the Bulge.
1959: US government recognized Fidel Castro’s Cuban government.
1984: Brunei became the sixth member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation).
1992: Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced at Detroit Auto Show.