This Day in History on 6th May
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 6th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- International No Diet Day
1529: Babur Shah, Mughal Emperior, defeated Afghan Nawab Nasrat Shah, king of Bengal, on the banks of the Gand and the Ghaghra river.
1589: Mian Tansen, a prominent figure of North Indian (Hindustani) classical music and famous singer of Akbar’s court, died at Gwalior. Tansen is remembered for his epic Dhrupad compositions, creating several new ragas, as well as for writing two classic books on music Sri Ganesh Stotra and Sangita Sara.
1680: Chatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was crowned.
1775: Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.
1910: Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India, died suddenly of pneumonia at Buckingham Palace tonight. He ruled Britain for nine years. Power passed immediately to his son George, the Prince of Wales, who will rule as King George V. The 68-year-old monarch’s sudden death threw his country into a state of shock. Edward had apparently caught a cold during a visit the past weekend to the wet grounds of his estate at Sandringham.
1944: Mahatma Gandhi was released unconditionally from his last imprisonment from Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
1948: India rejected the Security Council’s plan for UN supervision over plebiscite in Kashmir.
1952: Dr. Rajendra Prasad re-elected the President of India “”Rashtrapati”” after the first Presidential election held under the Indian constitute.|
1952: Maria Montessori, pioneer in mordern education, who spent almost 10 years in India, died in Noordwijk aan Zee. The principles and techiques advocated by her are also applied to the education of handicapped children and adult education.
1967: Dr. Zakir Hussain elected President.
1971: D. Sen became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation
1993: Violence in Orissa state secretariat, CM manhandled.
1997: 12 persons killed and eight seriously injured in two blasts in east Delhi.
2000: Saurav Ganguly wins the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award 1999-2000.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1861: Motilal Gangadhar Nehru, great Indian lawyer, political leader and social reformer, was born at Agra.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1916: Edward VII passed away at London.
1922: Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer of Kolhapur, passed away at Bombay. He was 48.
1946: Bhulabhai Desai, great politician, passed away.
2000: Benoy Krishna Chowdhury (89), veteran freedom fighter and prominent CPI(M) leader, died at a Government Hospital in Calcutta.