April 2 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1755 Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
  • 1926 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta

  • 1970 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India’s Assam state

Sports History

2011 Cricket World Cup, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: India beats Sri Lanka by 6 wickets; first country to win on home soil; MS Dhoni Man of the Match, Yuvraj Singh, Player of Series

MS Dhoni
Cricketer MS Dhoni

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1781 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Indian yogi and religious leader, born in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1830)
  • 1942 Roshan Seth, Indian-born British actor (Mississippi Masala), born in Patna, Bihar, India
  • 1963 Mike Gascoyne, British motor racing engineer, designer, writer (McLaren, Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Force India) and broadcaster (BBC 5 Live, Sky Sports), born in Norwich, England

Ajay Devgan

1969 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan

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