1 June – This Day in History

This Day in History on 01 June

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 1st June. The students can refer 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.
  • 1831: British naval officer and explorer James Clark Ross successfully led the first expedition to reach the North Magnetic Pole.
  • 1980: CNN was launched as the first television network to provide 24-hour television news coverage.
  • 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.
  • 1874: East India Company was 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998: The Prasar Bharati Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha to revive the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Nargis, Indian actress
  • 1929: Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
  • 1985: Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricketer
  • Satyendranath Tagore, Bengali officer and litterateur

    1970: Ranganathan Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer and film producer
  • 1842: Satyendranath Tagore, Bengali officer and litterateur, was born.
  • 1890: Sri Seeripi Anjaneyulu, journalist, social reformer and educationist, was born at Dharmavaram, Anantapur.
  • 1927: Justice Savyasachi Mukherjee was born.
  • 1930: Baba Adhav was born.
  • 1947: Balbhimraj Gore, litterateur and Hindi critic, was born.
  • 1955: India’s Untouchability (Offence) Act comes into force.


Death / Death Anniversary:

M. V. Dhurandhar, famous master painter of Maharashtra
  • 1830: Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (b. 1781)
  • 1996: Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, 6th President of India (b. 1913)
  • 1944: M. V. Dhurandhar, famous master painter of Maharashtra, passed away.
  • 1944: Liladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet, passed away.

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