July 8Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, will become the 1st European to reach India by sea

Vasco da Gama
Explorer Vasco da Gama
  • 2013 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India

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  • 1914 Jyoti Basu, Indian Communist politician, bornin Calcutta, British India (d. 2010)
  • 1973 Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Indian founder and CEO of mobile payments company Paytm, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Famous Deaths

  • 2007 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), dies at 80

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