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 the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 6th April. The students can refer to 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.

1648: Construction of the Lal Kila (Red Fort) completed.

1896: The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece. The game was banned for 1500 years due to a ban imposed by the Greek emperor Theodosius I.

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.

1917: World War I, US declares war on Germany.

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.

1965: The US launched the Early Bird satellite for commercial use.

1966: Indian swimmer Mihir Sen swam across the Strait of Palak connecting India and Pakistan.

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

1978: Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by an innings and 193 runs to win Ranji Trophy.

1980: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became its first president.

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.

1994: Rwanda Presidents plane shot down

1997: Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.

1998: Testosterone, a drug that cures breast cancer, was released. The side effects of this drug increase the risk of cervical cancer, it was announced.

1998: Pakistan successfully tested medium-range ballistic missiles that can easily reach India.

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

1483: Raphael, an Italian painter, and architect.

1773: James Mill, a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.

1886: Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of the Princely State of Hyderabad.

1890: Jigar Moradabadi, an Indian Urdu poet and ghazal writer.

1906: Kaveri Bhaskar Karve, teacher and author, was born at Harnai, Ratnagiri, .

1931: Suchitra Sen, an Indian film actress.

1934: Nilkanth Yashwant Khadilkar, editor of Marathi daily newspaper, was born.

1956: Dilip Vengsarkar, a former Indian cricketer and a cricket administrator.

1973: Prashanth Thiagarajan, an Indian actor, and businessman.

Death / Death Anniversary

1199: Richard I, King of England.

1520: Raphael, an Italian painter, and architect.

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.

1983: Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, a General Officer in the Indian Army. He served as the 6th Chief of Army Staff of India.

1989: Pannalal Nanalal Patel, an Indian author known for his contributions to Gujarati literature.

1990: Bhalchandra Tryambak Randive, senior Marxist leader and founder President of WTU, died.

1992: Isaac Asimov, an American writer, and professor of biochemistry.

1993: Divya Bharati, famous Hindi film actress (Deewana), died at the age of 19.

2001: Chaudhary Devi Lal, an Indian politician who served as 6th Deputy Prime Minister of India.

Further Reading

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