This Day in History on 2nd 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 2nd June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Telangana Formation Day: This day commemorates the official formation of Telangana as the 29th state of India, separated from Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

Important Events

1756: Fort William, the English stronghold in Bengal, was surrendered to Siraj-ud-Daulah.

1908: Sri Aurobindo, a freedom fighter, was arrested in the Manik Tala Bomb explosion case.

1946: Italy overthrew King Umberto II and declared itself a republic.

1953: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in England.

1975: India’s First Spunge Iron project inaugurated at Vijaywada.

1979: Pope John Paul II started his first official visit to his native Poland, became the first Pope to visit a Communists country.

2014: Telangana officially became the 29th state of India.

Birthday / Anniversary

1840: Thomas Hardy, an English novelist, and poet.

1943: Ilaiyaraaja, an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, orchestrator, conductor-arranger, and lyricist.

1955: Nandan Nilekani, an Indian entrepreneur.

1955: Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, andscreenwriter

1956: Mani Ratnam, an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer.

1963: Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)

1965: Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh, Australian international cricketers.

1987: Sonakshi Sinha, an Indian film actress, and singer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1900: Sri Ram Sharma Acharya, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, passed away.

1975: Debendra Mohan Bose, an Indian physicist.

1987: Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)

1988: Raj Kapoor, an Indian film actor, producer, and director.

1990: Shriram Sharma, an Indian social reformer, a philosopher, and founder of “All World Gayatri Pariwar”.

2004: Dominic Moraes, an Indian writer, and poet.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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