February 1 is the black day of space travel, Kalpana Chawla died on this day

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Today's History:

The day of February 1 has become a pain in the heart of space scientists of the world.

On this date in the year 2003, America's space shuttle Columbia crashed while returning after completing its space mission and all seven astronauts aboard were killed.

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla was also killed in this accident.

Kalpana, who went to Colombia as a mission specialist, was born on July 1, 1961 in Karnal, Haryana in India and was the first woman to study aeronautical engineering at the Punjab Engineering College.

See here the details of other important events recorded on the date of February 1 in the history of the country and the world.

1785: Warren Hastings attended the council meeting for the last time and then resigned from the post of Governor General of Bengal.

1797: Lord Cornwallis took oath as the Governor General of Bengal.

1831: The first fine arts exhibition was organized in Kolkata.

1855: Formal inauguration of East India Railway.

1881: Establishment of St. Stephen's College in Delhi.

1922: Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to the then Viceroy of India and told that he was giving momentum to his movement and the non-cooperation movement would now be a civil disobedience movement.

1977: Establishment of India's first National Rail Museum in New Delhi.

1979: Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Khamenei returned home after 14 years of exile.

2002: American journalist Daniel Pearl was murdered by terrorists.

2003: Returning from space, America's spacecraft Columbia crashed as soon as it came into the Earth's atmosphere.

All seven astronauts, including India's Kalpana Chawla, were killed in the accident. 

2004: More than 250 people died and 244 were injured in a stampede during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

2006: The World Health Organization reported the eradication of polio from Egypt and Niger, and spoke of its presence only in India, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Information was also given about the return of its infection in some countries.

2009: India's pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles title for the first time in the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.

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