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

1832: Journalist Balshastri Jambhekar started Darpan, the first weekly newspaper in English and Marathi.

1907: Maria Montessori started the first Montessori school. Their schools brought about a radical change in pre-primary education.

1912: New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States.

1924: Conditional release of Swatantryaveer Savarkar from life imprisonment on the condition of not participating in politics and remaining in Ratnagiri district.

1929: Mother Teresa returned to Calcutta (now Kolkata) to serve neglected and poor people in India.

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

1947: All India Congress Committee accepted the partition of India.

1950: Britain recognized the Communist government of China.

1983: Congress lost in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka assembly elections for the first time.

1989: Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, both convicts in the assassination of Indira Gandhi, were hanged.
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

1580: John Smith, an English soldier, explorer, colonial governor, Admiral of New England, and author.

Kapil Dev

1745: Jacques Alien Montgolfier, he experimented with ballooning.

1812: Balshastri Jambhekar, the father of Marathi journalism.

1883: Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist.

1910: G. N. Balasubramaniam, an Indian Carnatic singer.

A. R. Rahman

1928: Vijay Tendulkar, a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator predominantly in Marathi.

1955: Rowan Atkinson, an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his work on Mr. Bean.

1959: Kapil Dev, a former Indian cricketer.

1965: Jai Ram Thakur, an Indian politician, the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

1967: A. R. Rahman, an Indian composer, singer, and music producer.

1984: Diljit Dosanjh, an Indian singer-songwriter, actor, and television presenter.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1847: Tyagaraja, a renowned composer of Carnatic music, a form of Indian classical music.

1852: Louis Braille, a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired.

1884: Gregor Mendel, the German biologist who introduced the concept of genes.

Om Puri

1885: Bharatendu Harishchandra, one of the greatest Hindi writers of modern India. He is known as the father of Hindi literature and Hindi theatre.

1918: Georg Cantor, a German mathematician.

1919: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, writer, and the 26th president of the United States.

1971: P. C. Sorcar, an Indian magician.

1981: A. J. Cronin, a Scottish physician, and novelist.

2017: Om Puri, an Indian actor.

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