This Day in History on 4 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 4 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (International)
- National Unity Day (Hungary)
- Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day (International)
1784: Elisabeth Thimble became the very first female to fly on a hot air balloon that was untethered.
1896: Henry Ford completed the first gasoline-powered vehicle, Ford Quadricycle, and also gave a test run.
1903: Gandhiji established the weekly journal “”Indian Opinion”” organised at Phoenix farm near Dur
1926: Dalai Lama introduces a tax on ears for Tibetans to equip the army. Those with only one ear will pay half the tax.
1941: National Seva Dal was established.
1947: Hindi daily ‘Nai Duniya’ started publication at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
1953: University of Cambridge confers honorary Doctorate of Laws on J. L. Nehru.
1955: Ministry of Iron & Steel inaugurated.
1958: The three-men Indian Mountaineering group successfully climbed the high Peak in the Garhwal Hills Range.
1959: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari opposed the Socialist Policies of Indian National Congress and founded Swatantra Party along with Ranga.
1972: First Environment Day.
1974: Sally Murphy graduated from flight school to become the first female helicopter pilot in the US Army.
1989: The Tiananmen Square protects ended violently in Beijing with the People’s Liberation Army killing 241 protesters.
2001: The last king of Nepal, Gyanendra, ascended the throne and became the last monarch of the kingdom after the infamous Nepalese Royal massacre.
Birthday / Anniversary
1738: George III, King of Great Britain and King of Ireland.
1902: Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928), was born.
1904: Bhagat Puran Singh, an Indian writer.
1912: Alungal Mathai Thomas, social reformer, politician and diplomat, was born at Kurikad, Kerala.
1936: Nutan, an Indian film actress.
1946: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, an Indian musician and playback singer.
1947: Ashok Saraf, an Indian film and stage actor.
1959: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, an Indian businessman.
1975: Angelina Jolie, an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
1991: Ben Stokes, an English international cricketer.
Death / Death Anniversary
1932: Mahendranath Gupt, a follower of Ramkrishna Paramhans, passed away.
1947: Acharya Dharmananda Kosambi, a prominent Buddhist scholar and a Pāli language expert.
1962: Charles William Beebe, an American naturalist.
2020: Basu Chatterjee, an Indian film director, and screenwriter.