Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

This Day in History on 6 June

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

Important Days:

  • Queensland Day (Queensland)
  • Teachers’ Day (Bolivia)

Important Events:

Abhijit Kunte
Abhijit Kunte
John Morley
John Morley

1903: Hiralal Sen shot the first Indian Advertisement sequences for Jabakusum (hair tonic) and Edward’s Tonic.
1907: John Morley, U.K. Government State Secretary, declares “it will not withdraw from India under any circumstance
1947: Gandhiji writes to Mountbatten, with Pakistan conceded, to persuade Jinnah to amicably settle all outstanding points with Congress.
1961: Central Institute of Fisheries Education, a deemed university, was established in Mumbai to impart post-graduate education and training, mainly to the in-service fisheries personnel of the country to provide trained manpower for the fisheries developmental activities.
1981: The worst-ever railway accident took place in Bihar when a train plunged in Samastipur river
1986: Militant Sikhs in Amritsar call for the murder of Surjit Singh Barnala, Chief Minister of Punjab and J.F. Ribeiro, the Chief of Police.
1997: U.S. Congress honors Mother Teresa with a gold medal.
2000: Abhijit Kunte wins the National `A’ chess championship at Mumbai.
2004: Tamil is established as a “classical language” by the President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Maasthi Venkatesa Iyengar
Maasthi Venkatesa Iyengar

1596: Sikh Guru Har Govindji, the sixth Sikh guru, was born. He fashioned a military role for the Sikhs.

Sunil Dutt
Sunil Dutt

1867: Baba Kharak Singh, freedom fighter, was born at Sialkot.
1890: Gopinath Bardoloi, architect of modern Assam, freedom fighter and leader, was born.
1891:  Venkatesh Iyengar Masti, famous Kannad poet, story writer, novelist, playwrigh, and critic, was born.
1903: Bakht Singh, Indian evangelist, well-known Bible teacher and preacher (d. 2000)
1909: Morappakam Joysam Gopalan, cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), was born in Maduranthakam, Madras.
1922: Gopalan Morappakam Joysam, the cricketer, was born at Maduranthakan, in Tamil Nadu. He received the Padmashree in 1964.
1924: S. R. Bommai, former President of Janata Dal, was born.
1929: Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (d. 2005)
1935: Harry Crews, great US writer, and actor (Indian Runner), was born.
1936:  D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founded Suresh Productions (d. 2015)
1940: Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya, Indian-English engineer and academic
1943: Asif Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
1955: Suresh Bhardwaj, Indian stage designer, director and theatre teacher (d. 2016)
1970: Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer

Death / Death Anniversary:

Lord Kitchener
Lord Kitchener

1916: Lord Kitchener, the premier soldier of the British Empire, passed away
1982: Devraj Ars, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away.

Devraj Ars
Devraj Ars

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