This Day in History on 13 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 13 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
World Day Against Child Labour, and its related observances
1420: Jalaluddin Feroze Shah ascended the throne of Delhi.
1290: Jalal’ud-din Firuz Khalji establishes the Khalji dynasty at Delhi.
1290: Firuz Shah captured the throne of Delhi and Sultan Jalal’ud-din Khalji called himself.
1731: Swedish East India Company was formed. For 15 years King Fredrick of Sweden gave the Company a charter.
1757: Clive marched to Murshidabad against Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah along with the force comprising of 1800 British and 2000 Indian soldiers with eight canons.
1774: Rhode Island introduced anti-slavery laws that banned the import of slaves. This was the first British colony in North America to do so.
1886: A fire in the Canadian city of Vancouver burned down about 1,000 buildings.
1918: Foundation stone was liad of Sir Kawasjee Jahangir Public Hall in Mumbai.
1920: US Post Office made it illegal to send kids via parcel post.
1931: Gandhi to live in a garret amongst the poor in London.
1940: Revolutionary leader Udham Singh was hanged for charges of assassinating Micheal Odair, who was the Governor General of Punjab at the time of Jalianwala Baug massacre.
1943: Netaji Subhashchandra Bose started his journey from Germany to Tokyo by a submarine.
1955: USSR’s first diamond mine, Mir Mine, was discovered.
1966: 60 people were killed in a collision between two suburban trains of Bombay.
1991: Shiv Sharma, Doordarshan Director General, was shot at in Delhi by suspected Punjab terrorists.
1992: Security scam: assets of three SBI officials attached.
1995: India and France sign Bilateral Investment Protection pact.
1996: Ramakrishna Hegde, JD leader and former Karnataka CM, expelled from the party for 6 years by JD president Laloo Prasad Yadav for anti-party activities.
1997: At least 60 persons were feared killed and several injured in a fire in Uphaar Grand cinema in South Delhi.
1998: India rejects G-8 prescriptions saying they are ”coercive and intrusive” and intend to freeze the nuclear weapon capabilities of New Delhi and Islamabad.
1999: The Indian army secures the strategic Tololing peak in the Dras sector.
2000: Major General Manuel Saavedra of Uruguay appointed Chief Military observer of the U.N. Mission monitoring the LoC in Kashmir.
2000: Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, announces a one-time settlement of outstanding loans below Rs. 10 crores in a move aimed at ridding the public sector banks of Rs. 51,000 crores of bad loans.
2002: The United States of America withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972.
2005: The Santa Maria, California, jury acquitted Michael Jackson of fourteen charges that also include the molestation charge of a 13-year-old boy.
Birthday / Anniversary
1831: James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics.
1879: Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society.
1889: Salarjung, the famous administrator, was born.
1905: Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, a cricketer who played for England.
1909: E. M. S. Namboodiripad, an Indian communist politician and theorist.
1923: Prem Dhawan, an Indian lyricist, music composer, choreographer, and actor.
1964: Piyush Goyal, an Indian politician.
1965: Maninder Singh Harbansingh Billa, cricketer (Indian left arm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93), was born in Pune.
Death / Death Anniversary
1927: Henry CK “Clan” Petty-Fitzmaurice, Governor of India (1888-94), passed away
1932: Nirmalchandra Sen, great revolutionary, died.
1967: Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar, an Indian artist, famous for his sculptures.
1969: Prahlad Keshav Atre, a prominent Marathi writer, poet, and educationist.
1973′: Sir Ram Nath Chopra, great professor of Pharmacology of National Drug Research Institute of India, passed away.
1992: Purushottam Diwakar Dhavle, famous journalist, passed away.
2012: Mehdi Hasan, a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer.