07 July History (History of 07 July): Born on 7 July in a family of Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved a unique position in world cricket by his ability and courage. In view of his successes, he has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Dhoni, popularly known as Mahi, is the only captain to win all three ICC World Championships.
Seven July has a special significance in the history of Indian cinema. Actually, on this day in 1896, French cinematographer Lumir brothers laid the foundation of Indian cinema. They both performed six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay on this day.
The ticket price for watching these films was then kept at one rupee and the newspapers of that time called it a miracle of the century. The event received a lot of encouragement from the audience, due to which soon films were also screened in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Madras (now Chennai) and opened the way for Indian filmmaking.
A series of other major events recorded on the date of July 7 in the history of the country are as follows:
1456: Joan of Arc was exonerated 25 years after her death.
1656: Birth of Har Kishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs.
1758: King Martand Verma, the creator of modern Travancore dies
1896: Cinema's entry into India. The Lumir brothers performed films for the first time at Mumbai's Watson Hotel.
1912: American player Jim Thorpe scoffs at the Stockholm Olympics by winning four gold.
1928: Sliced bread goes on sale for the first time. It was cut from the machine and prepared.
1930: British writer Arthur Conan Doyle dies
1948: Establishment of Damodar Valley Corporation for multi-purpose project.
1978: Solomon Islands declared independence from the United Kingdom.
1985: Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at just 17 years old
1981: Birth of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most successful players of cricket.
1999: Paramvir Chakra winner Captain Vikram Batra was killed while defending the country.