23 July: On this day in the year 1974, military rule ended in Greece and former Prime Minister Constantine Carmonalis was invited to take power again.
The country is today full of FM and private channels, but there was a time when radio and Doordarshan were the only sources of news and entertainment. All India Radio was established in 1927 on 23rd July and at that time the name of this service was Indian Broadcasting Service (Indian Broadcasting Corporation). Radio broadcasting in the country was started in the year 1927 with two private transmitters in Mumbai and Kolkata. It was nationalized in the year 1930 and in the year 1957 its name was changed to All India Radio. Prasar Bharati (also known as Broadcasting Corporation of India) is a public broadcasting organization in India. This mainly includes Doordarshan and All India Radio. Prasar Bharati was formed on 23 November 1997 with the intention of giving autonomy to government broadcasting organizations, which is a public broadcasting organization of the country and mainly includes Doordarshan and All India Radio.
The serial details of other events recorded on the date of 23rd July in the history of the country are as follows
1555: Humayun reached Delhi after defeating Sikandar Suri in Sirhind.
1829: US William Austin Burt patents the typograph, which later led to the development of the typewriter.
1856: Bal Gangadhar, a mathematician, philosopher and nationalist, was born.
1877: The first telephone and telegraph lines are laid in Hawaii.
1881: The International Gymnastics Federation founded the Sports Federation. It is the oldest sports federation in the world.
1898: Famous Bengali litterateur Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, who was awarded the Jnanpith Award, was born.
1903: The motor company Ford sold its first car.
1906: Freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad was born.
1920: East Africa occupied by Britain is renamed Kenya and becomes a British colony.
1927: Regular broadcast of radio service started from Mumbai.
1932: Mehmood, Indian actor and film director, died.
1974: Military rule ends in Greece and former Prime Minister Constantine Carmonalis is invited to take power again.
1993: Laxman Prasad Dubey, one of the freedom fighters of Chhattisgarh, died.
2001: Meghavati Sukarnoputri became the President of Indonesia.
2005: 88 people are killed in a bomb blast at a resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
2012: 103 people are killed in a series of attacks in Iraq.
2012: Laxmi Sehgal, a freedom fighter and social worker, passed away.
2016: SH Raza, famous Indian-born painter passed away.
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