This Day in History on 15 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 have occurred on 15 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

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Important Events

1659: Aurangzeb declared as the Emperor at Delhi.

1667: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys conducted the first-ever human blood transfusion. He was a physician of King Louise XIV of France.

1775: George Washington became the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. His selection was unanimous.

1908: Establishment of the Calcutta Stock Exchange Association.

1916: President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Charter that led to the creation of Boy Scouts of America.

1947: All-India Congress accepts British plan for the partition of India in New Delhi.

1953: Internal Air Route Corporation of India was established.

1960: Burdwan University was established in West Bengal.

1966: U.S. resumes full economic aid to India and Pakistan.

1982: Supreme Court rules that all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to public education.

1986: K. K. Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), was killed in a motor-scooter accident.

1988: Dalai Lama recognised the rights of China in foreign affairs and Army Operations in Tibet region.

1990: Punjab Government returned gold and other valuables seized from Golden Temple during the 1984 Blue Star operation to SGPC.

2012: Nik Wallenda completed the tightrope walk over Niagara Falls and became the first man to achieve this feat.

Birthday / Anniversary

1848: Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian bishop and saint (d. 1902)

1899: Roy Chowdhury Devipasad, modern Indian sculptor and painter, was born.

1907: Narayan Ganesh Goray, freedom fighter and socialist, was born at Hindala (Maharashtra).

1917: Sajjad Hussain, an Indian film score composer.

1923: Keshav Jagannath Purohit ‘Shantaram’ – Literary

1927: Ibn-e-Insha, an Indo-Pakistani Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer, and newspaper columnist.

1928: Shankar Vaidya – Literary

1929: Suraiya, a popular actress and playback singer.

1932: Zia Fariduddin Dagar, an Indian classical vocalist.

1933: Sarojini Vaidya – Writer

1937: Anna Hazare, an Indian social activist.

1938: Anna Hazare, Social Worker

1947: Premanand Gajvi – literary and playwright

1950: Lakshmi Mittal, an Indian steel magnate.

1952: Satya Pal Jain, Indian lawyer and politician, Additional Solicitor General of India

1953: Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.

Death / Death Anniversary

1878: Shiva Dayal Saheb, founder of the esoteric Hindu and Sikh sect Radha Soami Satsang.

1931: Achyut Balwant Kolhatkar, famous litterateur, and journalist,

1948: Rajah Annamalai Chettiar, famous musician, social worker and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, passed away.

1949: Uloor S. Parmeswara Iyer, famous poet, writer, editor, and literature, died. He was 72.

1969: Dr. Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia, the great pioneer in Indian Geology and professor in the development of geo-scientific research in the country, passed away at New Delhi at the age of 86.

1971: Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1979: Suryakant Ramchandra Khandekar, Poet and Musician

1983: Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, an Indian Telugu-language poet, and lyricist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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