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Historical Event on 1/24/1966

Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, chairmain of Atomic Research Institute, passed away near Geneva when Air India Boeing 707 crashed in accident at Alps Hills, Mont Blanc in Switzerland killing all the 117 persons on board.

Other Historical Dates and Events
12/12/1964Maithili Sharan Gupta, famous Indian poet, Hindi litterateur, writer, social worker, patriot and Padma Bhushan awardee, died.
7/29/1884Tyagraj Paramshiv Kailasam, leading playwright of Kannad language, was born.
1/29/1997Supreme Court rules that water is a 'mineral'.
7/23/1918Saraswati Devi (Smt) Illindala, great Hindi writer, journalist and social worker, was born at Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh.
5/17/1992Import of 106 life-saving drugs and 37 equipments allowed.
11/8/1960Subroto Mukherjee died while having dinner in Tokyo, where he had gone with the Air India International Airlines which made its first inaugural flight to the city of Tokyo, Japan.
10/15/1996H.D. Deve Gowda, Prime Minister, launched the concluding ceremony of the 85th year of ICMR at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. He also gave away the ICMR Prizes and Awards (1994-95) to outstanding bio-medical scientists of India.
7/15/1997Mahesh Chander Mehta, Environmental activist, wins Ramon Magsaysay Award.
12/1/1994Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
3/26/199914 tonnes of heavy water leaked into the second unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam during an in-service inspection.