This Day in History on 1st June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 1st June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Mother’s and Children’s Day (Mongolia)
  • Global Day of Parents (international)
  • Victory Day (Tunisia)
  • World Milk Day (International)

Important Events

1676: The Swedish warship Kronan one of the largest ships in the world of its time, sank at the Battle of Öland with a loss of around 800 men.

1786: Madras General Post Office started functioning.

1790: A treaty was signed between Marathas, Britishers and Nizam.

1819: William Carey, Ward and Marshman established the Serampore College in Bengal.

1831: British naval officer and explorer James Clark Ross successfully led the first expedition to reach the North Magnetic Pole.

1874: East India Company was finally dissolved.

1904: Four Language panel were used for Rangoon. This panel had languages namely Burmese, Urdu, Tamil and Chinese.

1916: Lokmanya Tilak roared ”Freedom is by birthright” at Ahmednagar.

1930: First Indian luxurious fast train ‘Deccan Queen’ started from Victoria Terminus (CST) to Pune.

1933: Fortnightly ‘Bal Sanmitra’ was published.

1945: Tata Fundamental Research Institute was established.

1955: India’s Untouchability (Offence) Act was implemented.

1959: The Chinese occupy Tibet and Dalai Lama flees to India.

1959: N.G. Ranga resigned from the Indian National Congress and took up the leadership of the newly formed Swatantra Party.

1980: CNN was launched as the first television network to provide 24-hour television news coverage.

1984: Operation Blue Star to remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers began with CRPF and BSF firing at the Guru Ram Das Langar building in the vicinity of Golden Temple.

1996: H. D. Deve Gowda became the 11th Prime Minister of India.

1998: The Prasar Bharati Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha to revive the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990.

2001: The infamous Nepalese royal massacre happened inside Narayanhity Royal Palace. This tragic incident left nine members of the royal family dead including King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya.

2004: Ramesh Chandra Lahoti took over as the 35th Chief Justice of India.

Birthday / Anniversary

1842: Satyendranath Tagore, the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service and author.

1926: Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, model, and singer.

1929: Nargis Dutt, an Indian film actress.

1937: Morgan Freeman, an American actor, director, and narrator.

1970: R. Madhavan, an Indian actor, writer, and film producer.

1985: Dinesh Karthik, an Indian cricketer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1830: Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (b. 1781)

1868: James Buchanan Jr., the 15th president of the United States.

1944: Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar, an Indian painter.

1944: Liladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet, passed away.

1968: Helen Keller, an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

1987: K. A. Abbas, an Indian film director, screenwriter, novelist, and journalist.

1996: Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India.

2002: Hansie Cronje, a South African international cricketer.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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