This Day in History on 6 November

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

Important Days

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Important Events

1763: British army defeated Meerkasim and captured Patna.

1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.

1888: Mahatma Gandhi entered London to study law.

1912: The first issue of India was published.

1913: Mohandas K. Gandhi, leader of Indian Passive Resistance Movement, was arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa by British troops.

1930: First Round Table Conference held at London.

1931: Chithira Tirunal Bala Ramavarma, ascended throne and ruled state of Travancore as Maharaja, passed away.

1946: Gandhiji leaves for Noakhali; issues statement on “Partial Fast”. Noakhali tour begins.

1946: P. S. Shivswami Iyyer, great politician and administrator, passed away.

1950: King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India.

1951: Judge M. Patanjali Sastri became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 03/01/1954.

1952: Dipal Jayant Tilak, journalist and editor, was born.

1954: Mumbai Electricity Board was established in the state of Mumbai on this day.

1962: National Defence Council established.

1985: Sanjeev Kumar, film actor, died.

1988: The graduated use of force finally compelled the rebels to surrender and the personnel of Godavari then took over. When psychological pressure did not succeed, warning shots were fired by both the naval ships.

1993: First-ever elections to the Delhi Assembly.

1996: Adolfo de Obietta, known as the Gandhi of Argentina, was awarded the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award by Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

1997: Chief Executives of public sector banks and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, after a meeting in New Delhi, decide to grant greater administrative autonomy to select public sector banks.

1997: Supreme Court acquits former Union Minister for Power and Food Kalpanath Rai held under TADA for alleged harbouring of an accused in “1992 Bombay J.J. Hospital shootout case”.

1998: Koneru Humpy wins the World under-12 girls’ chess title in Oropesa del Mar, Spain. Azharuddin becomes the highest run-getter (displacing Desmond Haynes, 8648 runs) in LOI history in the Coca Cola cup, Sharjah.

1998: US President Bill Clinton declared the Detroit area an ‘automobile national memorial area’.

1998: India’s proposal for a ceasefire in Siachen rejected Pakistan.

1999: UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal awarded to Indian scientist Dr. MS Swaminathan for providing biotechnology benefits to developing countries.

1999: Red carpet welcome to Pope. He appreciated the religious freedom in India.

1999: Australia decided not to reject the British monarchy.

2000: Buddhadev Bhattacharya assumes office as West Bengal Chief Minister.

2000: Richa Mishra creates a national record in the women’s 400m individual medley in 5.15.28sec in the 55th Senior National Aquatic championship in Calcutta.

2001: Dr. Vasudev Atre, Director General, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), was awarded the prestigious Y. Naidumma Memorial Award.

2004: Russia ratified the Kyoto agreement.

2012: Barack Obama and Joe Biden are re-elected President and Vice President of the United States respectively.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1494: Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

1814: Adolphe Sax, the father of the saxophone.

1839: Bhagwadas Indrajit, the first Indian archaeologist, and orientalist.

1861: James Naismith, the founder of the game of basketball.

1880: Yoshisuke Aikawa, founder of the Nissan Motor Company.

1881: Ardeshar Faramji Khabardar, a Parsi poet from India.

1904: Hariharnath Shastri, worker’s leader, was born.

1905: Ram Bachan ‘Aravind’ Dwivedi, great Hindi, Bhojpuri poet and writer, was born at Dubouli, Bihar.

1910: Satakopan Chandilyan Bhashyam, journalist, was born at Tirukkoilur, Madras.

1926: Zig Ziglar, American author.

1936: Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia, an Indian mountaineer, author, social worker, and retired Indian Army officer.

1937: Yashwant Sinha, a former Indian administrator, politician and a former Minister of Finance.

1952: Dipal Jayant Tilak, journalist and editor, was born.

1968: Jerry Yang, Founder of Yahoo.

1970: Ethan Green Hawke, an American actor, writer, musician, and director.

1988: Emma Stone, an American actress. 

Death/ Death Anniversary

Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor
Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor

1632: Gustavus Adolphus, the King of Sweden.

1836: King Charles X of France.

1893: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer of the Romantic period.

1946: P. S. Shivswami Iyyer, great politician and administrator, passed away.

1960: Erich Johann Albert Raeder, a German admiral.

1985: Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor.

Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author
Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author

1995: Aneta Louise Corsaut, an American actress, and writer. 

2010: Siddharth Shankar Ray, Chief Minister of West Bengal, India.

2011: Margaret Field, an American film actress.

2013: Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author (b. 1936)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History