12 June – This Day in History

This Day in History on 12 June

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 12th June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

Sitaram Kesri
  • 1758: French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • 1891: Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.
  • 1897: Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).
  • 1947: Gandhiji addresses Congress Working Committee.
  • 1952: J&K Assembly decided to terminate hereditary monarchy.
  • 1960: 783 Sikhs are arrested while demonstrating for an independent Sikh state in New Delhi.
  • 1975: Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi’s election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi.
  • 1990: Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
  • 1996: India’s new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda wins vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha and will rule as head of the United Front coalition.
  • 1997: Jain hawala case dropped against former ministers Kamal Nath, B.D. Dhakne, Chand Ram and Bhuta Singh.
  • 1997: Sitaram Kesri elected president of Congress I (6224 votes. Sharad Pawar-888; Rajesh Pilot-354).

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1894: Purushottam Vishwanath Bapat, internationally famed Pali language expert, translator, and editor was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

Gopinath Kaviraj
  • 1976: Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher, and scholar (b. 1887)
  • 2000: Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
  • 1761: Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb), third Peshwa, died after losing in the battle of Panipat. (12 or 23)
  • Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb)

    1972: D. G. Tendulkar, the historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.
  • 1975: Durga Prasad Dhar, former deputy president of Planning Commission, died.
  • 1997: Mihir Sen, the long distance swimmer, died.
  • 1999: Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.

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