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HISTORY TODAY: July 2nd, 2023

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HISTORY TODAY: July 2nd, 2023

The last Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daulah, was brutally murdered by Mohammad Beg in 1757.

Slavery ended in 1777 in Vermont, USA.

The Battle of Porto Novo (now Parangipettai) took place in 1781 between Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore, and the British army.

Calcutta High Court was inaugurated in 1862.

The Geological Survey of India was established in 1916.

The British government appointed Subhash Chandra Bose on July 2, 1940 AD. Arrested on charges of inciting rebellion.

The first Walmart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962.

France conducted a nuclear test in 1966 in Mururoa, Pacific Ocean.

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistan President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto signed the Shimla Accord in 1972.

The Republic of Vietnam ended in 1976.

In 1976, communist North Vietnam announced its merger with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The first unit of the indigenously built nuclear power plant started functioning in 1983 at Kalapakkam near Madras.

Andrei Gromyko was elected President of the Soviet Union in 1985.

In Saudi Arabia, 1,426 Hajj pilgrims died in the 1990 stampede in the tunnel leading from Mecca to Mina.

The first film of the Fast and Furious series was released in 2001.

Steve Fawcett became the first person to travel around the world in a balloon in 2002.

Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan held mutual talks in Jakarta in 2004.

England football team captain David Beckham left his post in 2006.

230 people died in the 2010 tanker truck explosion in Congo.

In 2015, 62 people died in the sinking of a boat full of 220 passengers in the Philippines.

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