This Day in History on 17 June
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)
1756: Nawab Sira-ud-Daulah attacked on Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers and captured it on June 21.
1824: Bureau of Indian Affairs established.
1917: Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living at Hriday Kunj in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.
1933: The civil disobedience campaign ended
1947: Burma was adopted as republic by constitution assembly.
1961: The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, makes its maiden flight.
1991: Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).
1991: Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950).
1991: Congress and its allies secure absolute majority in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Haryana Assemblies.
1993: Congress (I) working committee reaffirms its faith in Rao; BJP asks for PM’s resignation .
1994: Twelve opposition legislators in Sikkim resign.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1239: Edward I of England (d. 1307)
1839: Lord William Bentik, governor general of India, was born.
1887: Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.
1903: Jyotiprasad Agarwal, Assamia playwright, poet and music director, was born.
1913: Waman Vasudev Chitle (Bal Chitle), the Marathi story writer and editor, was born.
1917: Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner, and the social worker was born at Lahore.
1981: Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
1973: Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
1903: Baburav Vijapure, Music Teacher
Death / Death Anniversary:
1858: Rani Lakshmibai
1674: Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
1862: Lord Charles Jhon Canning, Governor-General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), died.
1928: Pandit Gop Bandhu Das, famous writer, social worker and the creator of Orissa, passed away.
1950: Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.
1965: Motilal, the famous actor, died.
1991: Prabhakar Machve, famous litterateur, passed away.
1993: K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.
1996: Balasahab Devras, Sarsangha Chalak of Rashtriya Sawyamsewak Sangh, died.
2000: Danial Latifi (83), the well-known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, died of cancer in New Delhi.
1895: Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
1983: Sharad Pilgaonkar, Film Producer, Director