This Day in History on 7 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 7 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Journalist Day (Argentina)
- Ludi Piscatorii (Roman Empire)
- Sette Giugno (Malta)
- The first day of the Vestalia (Roman Empire)
- Union Dissolution Day (Norway)-
1539: Sher Shah defeats Humayun near Buxar at Chausa and becomes emperor of Delhi.
1955: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister, visited U.S.S.R.
1989: Sheetal Pandya set up a world record at the age of 5 years.
1979: Bhaskara-I, first experimental satellite for Earth resources/meteorology remote sensing and the Second Satellite of India, launched. This satellite carried TV and microwave cameras. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle ‘Intercosmos’.
1984: Indian Army troops, sent to Punjab to quell Sikh violence, stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest of Sikh shrines. More than 400 persons were reported killed in the assault at the shrine, including Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
1997: At least 37 persons were feared killed in a fire in ”yagyashala” at Thanjavur Big Temple.
1997: Mahesh Bhupathi becomes the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title when he and Japan’s Rika Hiraki claim the mixed doubles.
1998: India emerges World Bank’s single largest borrower with cumulative loans of 44 billion dollars.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1974: Mahesh Bhupathi, Tennis star, was born. He is the winner of French Open 1997 (mixed doubles) and 1999 (doubles) and Wimbledon 1999.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1606: Guru Arjundev, fifth Guru of Sikhs, passed away.
1931: Begum Mumtaj Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan, Emperor of India, passed away at Burhanpur a few hours after the birth of a daughter. She was married in 1612 and the Taj Mahal was built for her.
1965: Ashutosh Kali, great revolutionary, passed away.
1978: Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
2002: B. D. Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (b. 1912)