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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
12/03/1992Indian, UN Operations in Mozambique begins (ONUMOZ - Dec 92 to Oct 94)
06/28/1883Shivprasad Gupta, social reformer, politician, leader, philanthropist, freedom fighter and educationist, was born at Varanasi.
07/22/1997Bus plummets into the swollen Usri river in Giridih dist, Bihar, killing 70.
10/26/1932Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (Olympics-1952), was born.
12/28/1921Prince of Wales inagurated Victoria Memorial Hall at Calcutta.
03/09/1997Bangladesh and Chakma refugee leaders sign a historic agreement for repatriation of the 50,000 refugees sheltered in six camps in Tripura for the past 11 years.
09/09/1896Shyam Lal Gupt 'Parshad', freedom fighter, social worker and Padamshree awardee, was born in Narwal village near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
03/31/1995Bombay beat Punjab in 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy.
08/03/1960Gopal Sharma, great Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), was born in Kanpur.
04/10/1997Announcement of UP's 70th new district to be re-named after Jyotiba Phule.