This Day in History on 8 June

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

Important Days

  • World Oceans Day

Important Events

632 AD: Islamic prophet Muhammad died in Madina.

1707: After Aurangzeb’s death, his two sons, Muazzam and Azam Shah fought for the throne of Delhi. In this, Muazzam killed Azam Shah and seized the throne of Delhi.

1915: The book Gitarahasya, written by Lokmanya Tilak while he was in Mandalay prison, was published in Gaikwad Vada, Pune.

1915: Tilak’s release from Mandalay’s prison

1936: Indian State Broadcasting Service got renamed All India Radio.

1948: First international flight of Air India took off from Bombay to London. The flight was VT-CQP Malabar Princess.

1984: Homosexuality became legal in New South Wales of Australia.

1990: Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Nepal PM, and his Indian counterpart V.P.Singh decide to restore normal ties.

1992: World Oceans Day celebrated for the first time.

Birthday / Anniversary

1915: Uroob, an Indian writer of Malayalam literature.

1915: Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)

1955: Tim Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

1957: Dimple Kapadia, an Indian actress.

1975: Shilpa Shetty Kundra, an Indian actress, film producer, dancer, author, businesswoman, and a former model.

Death / Death Anniversary

632 AD: Islamic prophet Muhammad died in Madina.

1795: Louis XVII, King of France.

1809: Thomas Paine, an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.

1845: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

1968: Madurai Mani Iyyer, famous singer of Karnataka Gharana, passed away.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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