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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/1/1786 Madras General Post Office started functioning.
6/1/1790 A treaty was signed between Marathas, Britishers and Nizam.
6/1/1819 William Carey, Ward and Marshman established the Serampore College in Bengal.
6/1/1842 Satyendranath Tagore, Bengali officer and litterateur, was born.
6/1/1874 East India Company was dissolved.
6/1/1890 Sri Seeripi Anjaneyulu, journalist, social reformer and educationist, was born at Dharmavaram, Anantapur.
6/1/1904 Four Language panel were used for Rangoon. This panel had languages namely Burmese, Urdu, Tamil and Chinese.
6/1/1916 Lokmanya Tilak roared ''Freedom is by birthright'' at Ahmednagar.
6/1/1927 Justice Savyasachi Mukherjee was born.
6/1/1929 V. Shantaram, S. Fattehlal (Sheikh Syed Fattehlal), Vishnupant Damle and Keshavrao B. Dhaiber, alongwith Sita Ram Kulkami, founded the 'Prabhat Film Company' at Kolhapur.
6/1/1930 First Indian luxurious fast train 'Deccan Queen' started from Victoria Terminus (CST) to Pune.
6/1/1930 Baba Adhav was born.
6/1/1933 Fortnightly 'Bal Sanmitra' was published.
6/1/1938 Continental Publication' started.
6/1/1944 M. V. Dhurandhar, famous master painter of Maharashtra, passed away.
6/1/1944 Liladhar Jagudi, well known Hindi poet, passed away.
6/1/1945 Tata Fundamental Research Institute was established.
6/1/1947 Balbhimraj Gore, litterateur and Hindi critic, was born.
6/1/1955 India's Untouchability (Offence) Act comes into force.
6/1/1959 The Chinese occupy Tibet and Dalai Lama flees to India.
6/1/1959 National Aeronautical Research Laboratory (NARL) set up under CSIR with temporary offices in New Delhi. Dr. P. Nilakantan is appointed NARL's first Director.
6/1/1959 N.G. Ranga resigned from the Indian National Congress and took up the leadership of the newly formed Swatantra Party.
6/1/1964 Nava Paisa, established in 1947, was renamed as 'Paisa'.
6/1/1964 Rashid Ghulam Muhammad Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, better known for Lamba incident), was born in Sabarkantha.
6/1/1970 Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act was enforced. This act was passed in 1969.
6/1/1972 Space Commission and Department of Space was set up. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) brought under Department of Space (DOS).
6/1/1980 AIADMK wins Tamil Nadu Assembly election; Congress (I) wins in U.P, M.P, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra and Orissa.
6/1/1992 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Academy established at Satara.
6/1/1992 S.K. Datta became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 31/07/93).
6/1/1993 Burkino Faso President Blaise Campaore visits India.
6/1/1993 Premkumar Sharma, MLA of Bhartiya Janata Party, was assassinated.
6/1/1993 Speaker disqualifies four Ajit group MPs.
6/1/1995 Kanshi Ram (Bahujan Samaj Party) withdraws support to the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government in UP and stakes claim to form a new government.
6/1/1996 H.D. Deve Gowda's 21-member Central cabinet sworn in.
6/1/1996 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, former President of India, passed away.
6/1/1997 New postal rates effective; post card-25 p, inland letter-Re.1, envelope-Rs.2 and Registration-Rs.10.
6/1/1997 Ghulam Rasool Wani, National Conference leader, kidnapped and shot dead by militants at Kaskot in Doda district, Jammu.
6/1/1997 Union Minister for Forests and Environment, Prof. Saifuddin Soz announces Rs. 9 crore central package for afforestation and eco-development in J&K.
6/1/1998 Finance Minister announced the Swadeshi budget.
6/1/1998 Petrol price is raised by Re.1 per litre.
6/1/1998 The Prasar Bharati Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha to revive the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/7/1861Guru Dev Rabindranath Thakur alias Tagore, novelist, painter, educationist and freedom fighter, was born in Calcutta.
10/22/1983The Union government reduces the upper age limit for the Civil Services Examination from 28 years to 26 years.
9/13/1965Pakistanis bomb Bombay.
11/19/2000The Government announces a partial rollback in the price of kerosene by Re. 1 a litre and LPG by Rs. 10 a cylinder in deference to the demands by allies led by the Trinamool Congress.
9/17/1892Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar, social reformer, revolutionary and poet, was born in Shillong.
4/1/1889Hindu', English language newspaper changed its perodicity from weekly (20/09/1888) to daily.
8/4/1845Pherozeshah Mehta, who published the first Hindi newspaper and one of the founders of Indian National Congress, was born in Bombay.
11/20/1999P.G.S. Mony, Indian scientist, is honoured by the French Government.
9/11/1895Vinoba Bhave (real name Vinayak Narhari Bhave), great Gandhian Acharya, was born at Ganoda village of Maharashtra.
4/14/1907P. C. Joshi, famous Leftist leader and thinker, was born.