July 9Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1755 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during Battle of Fort Duquesne during French and Indian War
  • 1982 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval

  • 2019 Indian restaurateur “dosa king” P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder, 15 years after he was convicted

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1908 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, born in Hyderabad, India (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1938 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • 2005 Rafiq Zakaria, Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric, dies at 86

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