This Day In History- July 19

1827 – Great Freedom Fighter Mangal Pandey was born. On March 29,1857, Mangal Pandey rebelled against his commanders in Barrackpur which sparked off India’s First War Of Independence.

Aamir Khan as Mangal Pandey

Aamir Khan as Mangal Pandey

1938 – Renowned Astrophysicist Dr.Jayant Narlikar was born. An advocate of the Quasi-steady state cosmology, Dr.Narlikar together with Sir Fred Hoyle proposed the Hoyle-Narlikar theory. According to this theory,in cosmologies,’G’ the gravitational constant decreases strongly with time.

1955 – Former India Cricketer Roger Binny was born. The First Anglo-Indian to play for India and a member of the 1983 world cup winning team, Binny was also the highest wicket-taker in that tournament with 18 wickets from 8 matches.

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