This Day in History on 16 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 16 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1859: Anandram Dhekial Fukun, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, passed away.

1884: The first roller coaster in the USA opened at Coney Island, New York. It was named Switchback Railway.

1903: Pepsi Cola became the official trademark for this beverage brand.

1903: The Ford Motor Company began.

1911: IBM was founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in New York.

1946: Indian leaders were invited to London to form an interim government.

1946: C. Rajagopalchari became the Governor of West Bengal (1947) in Interim Government.

1946: Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.

1951: Nehru opponents founded People’s party at New Delhi.

1963: Valentina Tereshkova became the first female astronaut to travel in space.

1990: Bombay gets 42 cm rainfall, the century’s highest. The previous high of 41 cm was recorded on 18, 1986.

1990: GOI announces higher procurement/minimum support prices for all major kharif crops.

1998: Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, meets her Indian couterpart A B Vajpayee in New Delhi.

2010: Bhutan parliament adopted the Tobacco Control Act that made this country the first one to impose a total ban on tobacco.

2012: Coca-Cola resumed its business in Myanmar after 60 long years of absence.

Birthday / Anniversary

1723: Adam Smith, Scotish Economist

1893: Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, social worker and industrialist, was born at Athikkadu Thekkur in Tamil Nadu.

1920: Hemant Kumar, an Indian singer and music director.

1924: Idris Shah, an author, and teacher in the Sufi tradition.

1934: Kumari Kamala, an Indian dancer, and actress.

1934: M. Muthuraman, noted Hindi writer and professor, was born at Dindigul in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).

1936: Akhlaq Mohammad Khan, an Indian academician and Urdu poet.

1950: Mithun Chakraborty, an Indian film actor.

1974: Glenicia James, West Indian cricketer

1994: Arya Ambekar, Singer

1997: K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President, is the joint candidate of Congress(I) and United Front for Presidentship in July 14 election.

Death / Death Anniversary

1858: John Snow, an English physician.

1861: Harish Chandra Mukherjee, an Indian journalist and patriot.

1869: Charles Sturt, Indian-Englishbotanist and explorer (b. 1795)

1925: Chittaranjan Das, an Indian freedom fighter, political activist, and lawyer

1944: Prafulla Chandra Ray, an eminent Bengali chemist, educationist, historian, industrialist, and philanthropist.

1992: P. D. Dhhavle, former editor of daily newspaper `Maharashtra’, passed away.

1997: P. Sukumaran (50), Malayalam film actor, died in Kochi.

2015: Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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