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.

Important Days

  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (International)
  • National Unity Day (Hungary)
  • Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day (International)

Important Events

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.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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