National Shortbread Day
National Shortbread Day

This Day in History on 6 January

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 6 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History