This Day in History on 6 July

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

Important Days

Important Events

1483: Richard III became King of England.

1885: Louis Pasteur successfully tested the rabies vaccine.

1892: Dadabhai Naoroji became the first Indian elected to the British Parliament.

1923: Establishment of the Soviet Socialist Republic.

1947: Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.

1962: Nathu La Pass, closed due to the Sino-Indian war, reopened.

2006: The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

R. G. Bhandarkar

1781: Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, a British statesman, best known for his founding of modern Singapore and the Straits Settlements.

1837: R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)

1890: Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)

Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1901: Syama Prasad Mukherjee, an Indian politician.

1906: Daulat Singh Kothari, an Indian scientist, and educationist.

1914: Vince McMahon Sr., an American professional wrestling promoter.

1924: Mahim Bora, Indian writer and educationist, recipients of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour (d. 2016)

Mahim Bora

1930: M. Balamuralikrishna, an Indian Carnatic vocalist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer, and character actor.

1935: The 14th Dalai Lama.

1946: Sylvester Stallone, an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.

Ranveer Singh

1946: George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States.

1975: 50 Cent, an American rapper, songwriter, television producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

1980: Eva Green, a French actress.

1985: Ranveer Singh, an Indian actor.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Jagjivan Ram
Chetan Anand
Dhirubhai Ambani

1854: Georg Ohm, a German physicist, and mathematician.

1986: Jagjivan Ram, an Indian independence activist and politician.

1997: Chetan Anand, an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director.

2002: Dhirubhai Ambani, a successful Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries.

Further Reading

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