On this Day 6 January

Important Days

National Shortbread Day


Important Events

1929 – Mother Teresa arrives by sea in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.


1930 – The first diesel-powered automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.

1993 – Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1959 – Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer

1967 – A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist


Death/ Death Anniversary

1885 – Bharatendu Harishchandra, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1850)

2017 – Om Puri, Indian actor (b. 1950)