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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/6/1787 Robert founded Indian Botanic Garden near Calcutta by Kyd on 273 acres of land.
7/6/1837 Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, a reputed oriental scholar and famous Indian Scientist, was born in Malvan in Ratnagiri district. He was a social reformer and an active member of Prathana Samaj of Bombay.
7/6/1881 Saint Gulabrao Maharaj was born in Vidarbha.
7/6/1901 Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician and leader, was born at Calcutta. He was the founder of the ""Bharatiya Jana Sangh"", of which BJP is the successor party. His father Sir Asutosh was widely known in Bengal.
7/6/1917 Bhandarkar Prachyavidya Sanshodhak Mandir' was established.
7/6/1927 Vyankatesh Dingambar Madgulkar, great Marathi story writer and novelist, was born.
7/6/1927 Prabhjot Kaur, great poet and author, was born at Langrayal (Pakistan).
7/6/1930 Balmurlikrishna, famous singer, was born.
7/6/1935 Dalai Lama, the 14th incarnate and religious leader of Tibet, was born. He was born to Tenzin Gyotso (His Holiness the VIVth Dalai Lama) in Taksten Village, Chhija Nangso, Tibet. He was awarded with Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989.
7/6/1939 Manmohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India), was born in Lahore.
7/6/1942 Urmila Devi Shastri, freedom fighter and editor of ""Janma Bhoomi"", died due to non-medical facility and mal-nutrition in Jail. She has also written ""Karagaar Ke Anubhav"" in 1930. She was arrested for Satyagrah and forcefully closing of Foreign Goods.
7/6/1944 Mahatama Gandhi was for the first time addressed as 'Father of Nation'.
7/6/1955 Marshall Tito and Nehru's joint declaration in Belgrade.
7/6/1960 The President promulgates the ESMA, 1960.
7/6/1986 Babu Jagjivan Ram, valiant freedom fighter, passed away. He held many prominent ministerial portfolios such as Communication Minister (1952-56), Railway Minister (1956-62), Food and Agriculture Minister (1967-70), Defence Minister (1970-74). After 1977, he became the Deputy Prime Minister (Defence) in Janta regime. Thereafter, he established Congress (J). His uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986 is a world record.(5-4-91).
7/6/1992 R. Janakiraman Committee estimates involvement of Rs. 3543 crore in the security scam.
7/6/1992 The centre decides to allow TV and Radio time slots for private producers.
7/6/1993 39 people were killed and three officials abducted in J&K .
7/6/1993 JPC decides to send 'interrogatory letters' to PM's aide R. K. Khandekar, Sunil Mittal and 7 others.
7/6/1995 Five foreign tourists trekking in Kashmir 10 km uphill from Pahalgam were abducted by militants.
7/6/1998 Salman Khursheed is appointed the new UPCC(I) chief. While Tindivanam K. Ramamurthy is the new TNCC(I) chief, Sat Mahajan has been appointed HPCC(I) president.
7/6/1998 Moshood Abiola, the detained Nigerian politician and presumed winner of the 1993 elections, died in Abuja.
7/6/1999 Sub. Jata Shankar secured 'Silver' medal in 400 Mtr race at the International circuit Athletic Meet held at Trivendrum.
7/6/1999 The Indian High Commission staff member Yog Raj Vij, who was beaten up and abducted by Pakistani intelligence operatives, is released. India strongly condemns this assault.
7/6/2000 India, Nepal sign agreement to set up a specialist joint unit to counter terrorism and share information about criminals operating along the border.
7/6/2000 Mohan Lal bags Best Actor Award for his sensitive portrayal of a Kathakali artist in ''Vaanasprastham'' and the film wins the Best Feature Film and Best Editing Awards at the 47th National Film Festival-2000.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/3/1936Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], famous singer, was born in Madras, India.
1/31/1969Saint Meherbaba passed away.
3/31/1964Tram-way service ended in Mumbai (Bombay). This last electric tram left Bori Bunder (CST) for Dadar at 10 p.m., crowds lined the route all the way at that late hour to bid farewell to the common man's transport medium.
2/12/1932Roby James Francis D. Silva, great industrialist, artist and designer, was born at Bombay.
12/1/1947India all out for 58 vs Australia at Gabba.
6/20/1997Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan starts in Islamabad.
1/19/1951Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar (Thakkarbappa), social reformer of Gujrat and right hand of Gandhiji in socially segregated Harijans, passed away.
1/8/1999Farah Khan made it a double, adding the National ladies snooker title in Delhi.
10/6/1990Justice Ranganath Mishra sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court.
8/16/1923Narayan Athavle, famous Marathi litterateur and journalist, was born.