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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
08/03/1996Leander Paes wins a bronze (tennis) at Atlanta, bringing India an Olympic medal after a gap of 16 years.
11/02/1976Lok Sabha passes the 42nd Constitution Amendment Bill making India a Socialist Secular Republic and laying down the fundamental duties of citizens.
12/11/1845First battle between Britishers and Sikhs. In 1849, Punjab lost its independence. This is referred as the first Anglo-Sikh War.
05/14/1993Justice V. Ramaswamy decides to resign.
05/10/1992Dr. D.S.Tyagi, Chairman of the Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission, was shot dead by suspected Sikh terrorists in Delhi.
12/31/1998Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, retired as the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.
06/25/1888Lord Louis Mountbatten, British politician, was born.
10/28/1999The Delhi High Court stays TRAI's plan to introduce free incoming calls on mobile phones from November 1.
09/01/1896Bhaktivedanta Swami, litterateur and social worker, was born in Calcutta.
08/27/1958Metric system of weights and measures introduced.