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This Day in History on 6th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 6th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

1606: Khusru Prince and his father Jahangir rebelled and fled from Agra.
1897: Gandhiji submits long memorial to Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Colonies, regarding landing incidents background. Carries on programme of petitioning local and Imperial authorities, as well as of communicating with British and Indian public men regarding discriminatory laws.
1919: Mahatma Gandhi declared an All India Strike against the Rollatt Act .This was the first strike.
1930: 6-April-1930 Mahatma Gandhi picked up a lump of natural salt for breaking the ‘Salt Law’. He was arrested at Dandi. This movement gathered strength and within a month about one lakh people were sent to jail. This violation of Salt Law was the second great step in India’s Freedom Movement.
1942: During the second world war, for the first time Japanese air-bombers attacked India, and the mainland took place at Visakhapatnam.
1966: Mihir Sen, first Indian swimmer to achieve many remarkable feats, swam across the ‘Palk Strait’ measuring 22 kms between India & Sri Lanka (Cylone).
1968: Indira Gandhi,PM, inaugurated the construction of Bokaro Steel Plant.
1968: United States erupts in race violence
1994: Rwanda Presidents plane shot down
1978: Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by an innings and 193 runs to win Ranji Trophy.
1980: Janata Party splits again; members with RSS links form the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). A. B. Vajpayee becomes its first President.
1992: Nagpur edition of Marathi newspaper ‘Loksatta’ was started.
1997: Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.
1998: India resumes export of marine products to the European Union; 25 units have been approved by the Export Inspection Council for exporting to EU countries.
1998: The Sonia Gandhi era begins in the Congress(I) with a special AICC session ratifying the decision of the CWC appointing her president in place of Sitaram Kesri.
2000: The Government permits use of LPG as auto fuel.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1773: James Mill of Scotland, great philosopher and historian (British India), was born.
1906: Kaveri Bhaskar Karve, teacher and author, was born at Harnai, Ratnagiri, .
1934: Nilkanth Yashwant Khadilkar, editor of Marathi daily newspaper, was born.
1956: Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92),was born in Rajapur, Maharashtra. He has received Arjun Award (1981) and Padmashree (1987).

Death / Death Anniversary:

1664: Abraham Shipmen died without taking charge of Bombay Islands from Portuguese.
1664: Harkhishan Singh, Sikh Guru, died.
1955: Vinayak Maharaj Masurkar, great Samarth Saint, died.
1990: Bhalchandra Tryambak Randive, senior Marxist leader and founder President of WTU, died.
1993: Divya Bharati, famous Hindi film actress (Deewana), died at the age of 19.

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