Indian History Of Today- July 08
- On July 8, 1497, Vasco Da Gama traveled to India with his fleet from Lisbon Harbor.
- Konkani writer and journalist Fernandes Jyoti Antonio was born on July 8, 1888.
- Elphinstone Picture Palace was started by Jamshedji Framji Madan on July 8, 1907 in Calcutta.
- On July 8, 1914, former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu was born.
- On July 8, 1930, King opens India House in Aldwych , London, appealing for peace in India.
- Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister, inaugurated the world’s longest Bhakra-Nangal dam on July 8, 1954 in Punjab.
- On 8 July 1958, Lord Canning announced that it would be known as the end of Indian military revolt in 1857.
- On July 8, 1971, A. N. Krishna Rao, the versatile writer of Kannada, died.
- On July 8, 1985, cricketer Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was born in Calcutta.
- On July 8, 1991, 25 tons of gold was taken from India to London to raise a loan of $ 200 million.
- On July 8, 1991, L.K. Advani got recognition in the BJP’s as the Leader of opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha.
- On July 8, 1996 Tamil Nadu Chief Election Commissioner T. N. Seshan won the Magsaysay award.
- Mathematician Olympiad was held in Mumbai,India for the first time on July 8, 1996.
- According to UN report on July 8, 1996, the HIV is spreading rapidly in India.