History today


> 1950-Indians’ Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4.
> 2013-India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket.
> 2018-Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days.
> 1958- Aroup Chatterjee, British Indian author and physician.
> 1616- Shah Shuja was the second son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
> 1877-Norman Pritchard was a British-Indian sportsperson and actor who became the first Asian-born athlete to win an Olympic medal.
> 1914-Bhaktivinoda Thakur was a Hindu philosopher, guru and spiritual reformer of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
> 1980-Sanjay Gandhi was an Indian politician and the son of Indira Gandhi.
> 1971-Paravur T. K. Narayana Pillai was an Indian freedom fighter during the British Raj in India.