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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/01/1786 Madras General Post Office started functioning.
06/01/1790 A treaty was signed between Marathas, Britishers and Nizam.
06/01/1819 William Carey, Ward and Marshman established the Serampore College in Bengal.
06/01/1842 Satyendranath Tagore, Bengali officer and litterateur, was born.
06/01/1874 East India Company was dissolved.
06/01/1890 Sri Seeripi Anjaneyulu, journalist, social reformer and educationist, was born at Dharmavaram, Anantapur.
06/01/1904 Four Language panel were used for Rangoon. This panel had languages namely Burmese, Urdu, Tamil and Chinese.
06/01/1916 Lokmanya Tilak roared ''Freedom is by birthright'' at Ahmednagar.
06/01/1927 Justice Savyasachi Mukherjee was born.
06/01/1929 V. Shantaram, S. Fattehlal (Sheikh Syed Fattehlal), Vishnupant Damle and Keshavrao B. Dhaiber, alongwith Sita Ram Kulkami, founded the 'Prabhat Film Company' at Kolhapur.
06/01/1930 First Indian luxurious fast train 'Deccan Queen' started from Victoria Terminus (CST) to Pune.
06/01/1930 Baba Adhav was born.
06/01/1933 Fortnightly 'Bal Sanmitra' was published.
06/01/1938 Continental Publication' started.
06/01/1944 M. V. Dhurandhar, famous master painter of Maharashtra, passed away.
06/01/1944 Liladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet, passed away.
06/01/1945 Tata Fundamental Research Institute was established.
06/01/1947 Balbhimraj Gore, litterateur and Hindi critic, was born.
06/01/1955 India's Untouchability (Offence) Act comes into force.
06/01/1959 The Chinese occupy Tibet and Dalai Lama flees to India.
06/01/1959 National Aeronautical Research Laboratory (NARL) set up under CSIR with temporary offices in New Delhi. Dr. P. Nilakantan is appointed NARL's first Director.
06/01/1959 N.G. Ranga resigned from the Indian National Congress and took up the leadership of the newly formed Swatantra Party.
06/01/1964 Nava Paisa, established in 1947, was renamed as 'Paisa'.
06/01/1964 Rashid Ghulam Muhammad Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, better known for Lamba incident), was born in Sabarkantha.
06/01/1970 Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act was enforced. This act was passed in 1969.
06/01/1972 Space Commission and Department of Space was set up. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) brought under Department of Space (DOS).
06/01/1980 AIADMK wins Tamil Nadu Assembly election; Congress (I) wins in U.P, M.P, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra and Orissa.
06/01/1992 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Academy established at Satara.
06/01/1992 S.K. Datta became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/07/93).
06/01/1993 Burkino Faso President Blaise Campaore visits India.
06/01/1993 Premkumar Sharma, MLA of Bhartiya Janata Party, was assassinated.
06/01/1993 Speaker disqualifies four Ajit group MPs.
06/01/1995 Kanshi Ram (Bahujan Samaj Party) withdraws support to the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government in UP and stakes claim to form a new government.
06/01/1996 H.D. Deve Gowda's 21-member Central cabinet sworn in.
06/01/1996 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, former President of India, passed away.
06/01/1997 New postal rates effective; post card-25 p, inland letter-Re.1, envelope-Rs.2 and Registration-Rs.10.
06/01/1997 Ghulam Rasool Wani, National Conference leader, kidnapped and shot dead by militants at Kaskot in Doda district, Jammu.
06/01/1997 Union Minister for Forests and Environment, Prof. Saifuddin Soz announces Rs. 9 crore central package for afforestation and eco-development in J&K.
06/01/1998 Finance Minister announced the Swadeshi budget.
06/01/1998 Petrol price is raised by Re.1 per litre.
06/01/1998 The Prasar Bharati Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha to revive the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/27/1994Indian soldiers and Muslim militants clash in Kashmir.
09/29/19881988 Nobel Peace Prize for U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces.
08/22/1994Two dozen Mahar soldiers were ambushed when the Indian contingent was trying to stem the war in Somalia. Seven, including a JCO, lost their lives.
11/07/1862Bahadurshah Jafar -II died at Rangoon in British prision.
02/15/1945Indian troops capture Pagan at Burma.
01/11/1966Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian Prime Minister (1964-66), passed away at Tashkent, U.S.S.R. at 1:32, age 61. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously.
08/10/1963The Kamraj Plan.
01/18/1968The Resolution on Official Languages was passed by both the houses of the Parliament wherin the need to formulate a more intensive and comprehensive programme for the progressive use of Hindi for Official purposes, preparing annual assessment report for reviewing the progress, formulating a programme for the co-ordinated development of the other languages included in the 8th schedule alongwith Hindi, adopting of a tri-langual formula, making the knowledge of either Hindi or English compulsory for recruitment to the services of the Union, and inclusion of all the languages of the 8th schedule of the Constitution and English as the optional medium for the exams conducted by the union Public Service Commission at the appropriate time, has been stressed.
12/05/1657Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India.
09/06/1995Meenatai Thackrey, social worker and Matoshree of Shivsainik's, passed away.