Today in History 1 August: From Bal Gangadhar Tilak's Death Anniversary to Establishing of National Book Trust, list of Important events today

Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2022
Today in History 1 August: From Bal Gangadhar Tilak's Death Anniversary to Establishing of National Book Trust, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 1 August is the 213th day of the year and the 214th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 1 August as well as the birthdays of famous people.


Major Events Happened on this Day


Kamala Nehru Birth Anniversary

Born on this day in 1899, Kamala Nehru was a freedom fighter and wife of Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira Gandhi, her daughter, was India's first female prime minister. Kamala participated in the national movement alongside Harilal Gandhi, which helped her take the lead. She led women's protest organisations in Allahabad during the 1931 Non Cooperation movement and picketed stores that sold imported clothing and alcohol. With Kasturba Gandhi, Kamala Nehru spent some time in Gandhi's ashram, where she became good friends with Prabhavati Devi, the wife of Jayaprakash Narayan, a liberation fighter. They fought for India's independence from the British as well.

Meena Kumari Birthday

Born on this day in 1933, Meena Kumari was a film actress and poet, who worked in the Hindi cinema. Also referred to as The Tragedy Queen Critics referred the Hindi film actress Kumari as "historically incomparable." She had a 33-year career and appeared in more than 90 movies before she passed away suddenly in 1972.
Four Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category went to Meena Kumari. She won the first Filmfare Best Actress Award for Baiju Bawra in 1954, and she won again for Parineeta at the second Filmfare Awards in 1955. At the 10th Filmfare Awards in 1963, Kumari created history by winning Best Actress for her work in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam after garnering all three nominations. She earned her final Best Actress trophy at the 13th Filmfare Awards in 1966 for Kaajal.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s Death Anniversary

On this day in 1920,  Bal Gangadhar Tilak passed away. He was an Indian nationalist, teacher, and independence activist, also known as ‘the father of the Indian unrest.’ The movement for Indian independence was founded by Tilak. He was referred to as "The father of the Indian unrest" by British colonial officials. Additionally, he received the honorific "Lokmanya," which translates as "recognised by the people as their leader." He was dubbed "The Maker of Modern India" by Mahatma Gandhi.

National Book Trust Established

On this day in 1957, The National Book Trust was established. The National Book Trust (NBT) is a publishing business in India that was established as an independent organisation within the Ministry of Education of the Indian Government in 1957. The Trust's operations include publishing, promoting reading and books, promoting Indian literature overseas, helping writers and publishers, and promoting children's literature. NBT offers reading material for various age groups, including books for kids and Neo-literates, in a number of Indian languages. A monthly Newsletter highlighting recent publications is released by them.

Mike Tyson Recognised as Heavyweight Champion

On this day in 1987, American boxer Mike Tyson defeated Tony Tucker and was unanimously recognized as heavyweight champion by all three sanctioning organizations (World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and International Boxing Federation).

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