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What Happened this Day in India History Events.

1597 Dutch East India Company's first ship returned from East Asia.
1944 Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi was born.
1921 Start of Mopala Rebellion in Malabar, Kerala.
1979 Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh resigned from his post.
2011 India's famous historian Ram Sharan Sharma died.
1828 The first session of Raja Ram Mohan Roy's Brahmo Samaj was held in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1897 Ronald Ross identified malaria-causing anopheles mosquito while working at the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1988 A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in India and Nepal killed a thousand people.
2018 Vinesh Phogat of India won the gold medal in the 50 kg category of the Jakarta Asian Games women's wrestling competition. She became the first woman wrestler in the country to achieve this feat.
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