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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/06/1827 Shyam Shastri, musician and a great artist of India, passed away at the age of 65 years.
02/06/1887 Manabendra Nath Roy (his childhood name was Narendranath Bhattacharya), leftist thinker, great Indian politician and philosophist, was born at Arbelia village of 24-Parganas of West Bengal. He was the founder of 'Radical Democratic Party' after quitting Congress during World War II.
02/06/1915 Poet Pradeep (Ramchandra Divedi) was born at Bandnagar, MP.
02/06/1931 Motilal Gangadhar Nehru, revolutionary, founder of 'Swaraj Party', political leader and barrister, passed away at Lucknow.
02/06/1932 Veena Das, revolutionary freedom fighter, shot Stenly Jackson, Governor of Calcutta at the convocation ceremony of B.A. degree, but Jackson was afraid and bend down, thus the aim was missed.
02/06/1932 Dorabji Jamshetji Tata, great industrialist, passed away.
02/06/1937 Baldev Singh, Chahal campaigner, was born.
02/06/1939 Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III of Baroda, great nationalist and social reformer, passed away.
02/06/1949 India to nationalize the estate of Nizam, the world's richest man, from Hyderabad.
02/06/1950 N. R. Pillai was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 13-05-1953.
02/06/1952 George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom, died of lung cancer at the age of 56 (succeeded by daughter, Elizabeth II). In 1947, His title of Emperor of India was deleted.
02/06/1953 Congress, PSP, CP and Jansangh recognised as All India parties by the Election Commission.
02/06/1954 Kashmir Assembly accepts re-unification with India.
02/06/1955 55 miners die in explosion in Bihar State.
02/06/1959 Ann Chandy was appointed the first Woman judge of Kerala High Court. In 1937, she became the 'munsif'.
02/06/1966 Madurai Kamraj University established.
02/06/1985 Vikram Kumar, Soccer(Football) player, was born.
02/06/1990 Ashok Shandilya of Railways wins National billiards crown.
02/06/1992 The Centre decides to wind up the 7-year-old Food Processing Industry ministry.
02/06/1994 Indian Union Muslim League splits, G.M.Banatwala elected President in place of Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait.
02/06/1994 World Marathi Chember of Commerce' established.
02/06/1994 Ram Mahadik, Congress leader, passed away.
02/06/1995 India and France decide to set up permanent Secretariat in Paris during the Indo-French Joint Business Council in Delhi.
02/06/1996 Supreme Court upholds election of CPI (M) leader O. Bharathan to Kerala Assembly from Edakkad (91).
02/06/1998 V. V. S. Laxman scores 301* for Hyderabad against Bihar.
02/06/2000 ''Water'' shooting stopped following suicide by a Shiv Sena activist; and director, Ms. Deepa Mehta asked to leave Varanasi.


Other Historical Dates and Events
06/19/1901Raj Chandra Bose, Indian mathematician and statistician, was born at Hosangabad in Madhya Pradesh. He made many valuable contributions to the subject. He discovered new codes for telecommunication. In 1976, America's highest honour to a scientist came to Bose as he was elected Fellow of the US Academy of Sciences.
06/01/1959The Chinese occupy Tibet and Dalai Lama flees to India.
03/11/1948SS Jal Usha, the first ocean-going steamer made in India, was launched from Visakhapatnam.
04/12/1871Gangadhar Balkrishna Deshpande, editor in modern era and dictionary creator, was born.
08/27/1918Nemichandra Jain, stage critic, was born.
06/23/1810Duncan Dock of Bombay was completed.
02/12/1997Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab for third time.
09/19/1997A Delhi court rules that interviewing of the child and parents by school authorities, for admission to primary classes, is illegal and improper.
11/09/1871Padmnath Gohain, litterateur of modern Assamia Barua, was born.
12/12/1872Balkrishna Shivram Munje, freedom fighting leader and president of Hindu Mahasabha, was born.