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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/07/1539 Sher Shah defeats Humayun near Buxar at Chausa and becomes emperor of Delhi.
06/07/1606 Guru Arjundev, fifth Guru of Sikhs, passed away.
06/07/1631 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.
06/07/1955 Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister, visited U.S.S.R.
06/07/1965 Ashutosh Kali, great revolutionary, passed away.
06/07/1974 Mahesh Bhupathi, Tennis star, was born. He is the winner of French Open 1997 (mixed doubles) and 1999 (doubles) and Wimbledon 1999.
06/07/1979 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'.
06/07/1984 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.
06/07/1989 Sheetal Pandya set up a world record at the age of 5 years.
06/07/1993 Sai Baba escapes attempt on life. Four assailants and two bodyguards were killed.
06/07/1996 Sq. Ldr. Sanjay Thapar of IAF becomes the first Indian to jump from a parachute and hoist the national flag at the North Pole.
06/07/1997 At least 37 persons were feared killed in a fire in ''yagyashala'' at Thanjavur Big Temple.
06/07/1997 Mahesh Bhupathi becomes the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title when he and Japan's Rika Hiraki claim the mixed doubles.
06/07/1998 India emerges World Bank's single largest borrower with cumulative loans of 44 billion dollars.
06/07/1999 Supreme Court, through an interim order, stayed the execution of the four accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case till July 19, 1999.
06/07/2000 Telecom Commission approves the free phone bonanza for all telecom employees announced by the Union Communications Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/29/1996The Indian Journal of Medical Research brought out special issues, as part of the 85th year celebrations of ICMR, on Nutrition Research (November 1995) and Diarrhoeal Diseases (July, 1996). The ICMR Bulletin also brought out special issues on such topics as Nutrition, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Tribal Health, etc. so as to coincide with the theme selected for a particular month as part of the celebrations. As part of the global theme initiative coordinated by JAMA, USA, the January 1996 issue of the ICMR was devoted to 'Emerging and Re-emerging Infections'.
02/11/1993Naik sacks six ministers in Maharashtra.
01/22/1903Shankar Das Banerji, lawyer and politician, was born at Calcutta.
03/10/1969Parliament passed the Act that made Central Industrial Security Force as an Armed Force of the union.
01/05/1957Adintrim Sales Tax Act was introduced and the Central Sales Tax Act of 1956 came into force.
03/20/1991Simultaneous polls in Tamil Nadu.
02/19/1949Mass arrests of communists in India.
10/10/1993Helicopters along with the last batch of personnel were ferried out in an AN-12 from Delhi to Mogadishu. These helicopters were provided by 111 HU.
06/02/1955A British party scales the third highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga, highest unclimbed peak.
12/29/1977World's biggest Drive-In theatre started screening in Bombay.