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Historical Event on 7/24/1997

Country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna conferred on former interim Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda and posthumously on freedom-fighter Aruna Asaf Ali.

Other Historical Dates and Events
12/5/1931Gandhiji leaves England for India.
12/5/1931Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan and founder of Lodi dynasty, ascends the throne of Delhi and displaced the Alam Shah of Syed dynasty.
11/16/2000The Government to reduce equity holding in nationalised banks from 51 per cent to 33 per cent.
7/30/1933Gandhiji informs the Government of Bombay of his decision to march from Ahmedabad to Ras with 33 followers to revive Civil Disobedience movement.
7/8/1958Lord Canning declared that since peace was established, it is better known as end of Indian Mutiny, 1857.
10/21/1959Chinese and Indian troops clash on Ladakh border.
12/8/1992World-wide protest against Ayodhya demolition, temples burnt in Pakistan and Britain; Advani, Joshi, Singhal arrested; Nation observes 'bandh'.
8/15/1969Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) formed under Department of Atomic Energy.
9/24/1994At least 100 people die after an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the western city of Surat.
11/22/1718Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, died on the banks of the Sipra at Ujjain.