ON THIS DAY IN INDIAN HISTORY16-July-1856 -Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage
·.16-July-1905 -A decision to boycott British goods was taken at Bagarhat
16-July-1909 -Aruna Asaf Ali, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Kalka in Haryana. ·
16-July-1914- N. E. Balram, communist leader, died. ·
16-July-1917 -Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, was born. ·16-
July-1929 -Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an autonomous apex national organisation which plans, conducts and promotes research, education, training and transfer of technology for advancement of agriculture and allied sciences, was established. It has 45 Central Research Institutes, 4 National Bureaux, 10 Project Directorates, 30 National Research Centres, 90 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects, 261 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 8 Trainers Training Centres ·.
16-July-1931- C. T. Studd, 69, died. He was an English missionary, one of the 'Cambridge Seven,' who worked on the mission field in China, India and Central Africa ·.
16-July-1936-Venkataraman Subramanya, cricketer (Indian bowler in nine Tests mid-60's, Leg Break Googly, Right Arm), was born in Bangalore. ·
16-July-1954-French rule ends in Mahe. De facto power was transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted. ·.16-
July-1959-Suhridkumar Roy, famous geologist, died. ·
16-July-1969-Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 15/01/1973. ·
16-July-1969-Morarji Desai resigns from cabinet. ·
16-July-198-1India performs nuclear Test. ·
16-July-1990-O.P.Chautala resigns following directive from JD. ·
16-July-1991-Railway budget hikes passenger fares by 15-20% and freight up by 10%. ·
16-July-1992-Shankar Dayal Sharma is appointed President. ·
16-July-1992-Amar Varma, Hindi author, producer and director, died. ·
16-July-1993-Russia cancels cryogenic rocket deal with India. ·
16-July-1996-Narasimha Rao moves Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the summons issued against him by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case. ·
16-July-1996-Supreme Court says dowry demand even during marriage talks is an offence. ·
16-July-1996-The four basin states of Narmada valley - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra - reach agreement to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat to 436' after which hydrological studies will be done for 5 years to decide whether the height should be raised to the awarded 455'. ·
16-July-1997-Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ''Indian'' while Tabu bags best actress award for ''Maachis''. ·
16-July-1997- V. S. Rama Devi, Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha, appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh. ·
16-July-1999 -17 are killed and over 200 injured when the Delhi bound GT Express collides with derailed wagons of a goods train near Mathura.
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