This Day in History on 3 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 3 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Mabo Day (Australia)
  • Opium Suppression Movement Day (Taiwan)
  • World Clubfoot Day

Important Events

1818: Maratha wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ended.

1915: Rabindranath Tagore was conferred the prestigious Knighthood by the British Government.

1938: Germany passed a law related to Entartete Art making art robbery legal.

1947, 3rd June: Lord Mountbatten released the 3 June Plan or Mountbatten Plan on the partition of India. As per this plan, The Independence Act of 1947 was implemented.

1969: The final episode of Star Trek: The Original Series (Turnabout Intruder) was aired on NBC.

1972: INS Nilgiri, first India built modern-age warship, was commission in the Indian Navy.

1984: Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6, with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.

1995: Mayavati (BSP) became the new CM of UP with the outside support of BJP.

Birthday / Anniversary

1865: George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.

1890: Baburao Painter, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1954)

1901: G. Sankara Kurup, an Indian poet, essayist, and literary critic of Malayalam literature.

1924: M. Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

1930: George Fernandes, Indian journalist, and politician, Minister of Defence for India

1966: Wasim Akram, a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach, and former cricketer.

1986: Rafael Nadal, a Spanish professional tennis player.

Death / Death Anniversary

1657: William Harvey, an English physician.

1925: V. V. S. Aiyar, an Indian revolutionary.

1932: Sir Dorabji Tata, an Indian businessman.

1989: Ayatollah Khomeini, an Iranian politician, revolutionary, and cleric.

1990: Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel Corporation.

2011: Bhajan Lal, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Haryana (b. 1930)

2013: Atul Chitnis, German-Indian technologist and journalist (b. 1962)

2014: Gopinath Munde, an Indian politician.

2016: Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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