17 June – This Day in History

This Day in History on 17th June

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17th June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)

Important Events:

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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:

Jyotiprasad Agarwal

Lord William Bentik, governor general of India

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.
 
 
Shane Watson, Australian cricketer

 
Leander Paes, Indian tennis player

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:

Lord Charles Jhon Canning,

Rani Lakshmibai

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.
 
 
 
 
Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

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
 
 
 
 
 

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