July 16Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1981 India performs nuclear Test
  • 2013 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1908 Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), born in Kalka, Punjab, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60’s), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1984 Katrina Kaif, Indian actress (Dhoom 3), born in Hong Kong

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

2012 British actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces American pop star Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand
Katy Perry
Pop Star Katy Perry

Famous Deaths

  • 2013 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80

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