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Historical Event on 7/17/1987

V. P. Singh announces resignation from Congress; R. Venkataraman elected President of India.

Other Historical Dates and Events
1/18/1992Ordinance cuts minimum poll campaign time to 14 days from 20 days.
12/26/1978Indira Gandhi released after week in jail for refusing to testify on corruption.
4/14/1925Harisingh Gogumal Kishanchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52), was born in Karachi.
10/10/1978Rohini Khadilkar, fifteen years old, became the first woman to win the national chess championship. Presently, she is the editor of a leading Marathi newspaper of Mumbai 'Nava Kaal'.
2/1/1929Jyotirbhaskaracharya Jayant Salgaonkar was born.
8/21/2000Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party's national executive comittee.
1/29/1931Gandhiji sails for England as Congress delegate to Second Round Table Conference. This conference was attended by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Sarojini Naidu.
7/22/199824-year old P T Usha won bronze medals in the 400m and 200m races and anchored the 4x100m relay team to gold and 4x400m for silver at the Asian Track and Field Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
12/4/1999Uman J. Shah is sworn in West Bengal Governor.
1/21/1983R. D. Katari, the first Indian Admiral of Indian Army, passed away.