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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/05/1659 Dara Shukoh celebrated his coronation at Deorai after the final defeat.
06/05/1879 Narayan Malhar Joshi, father of Labour Union Movement in India, was born at Goregaon in the Kolaba district, Maharashtra.
06/05/1882 Cyclonic Storm & floods in Arabian Sea hit Bombay. About 100,000 people drowned.
06/05/1896 Muhammad Ismail Sahib, president of the Madras State Muslim League and freedom fighter, was born at Pettai, Tamil Nadu. He was the member of Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha.
06/05/1923 Santosh Kumar Kisku Rev, great educationist and social worker, was born.
06/05/1927 Sarjit Singh Bal, educationist, was born in Renala Khurd, Punjab.
06/05/1929 S.V. Subramanian, great Hindi writer, was born at Virakeralanpudur, Tamil Nadu.
06/05/1961 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star, was born. He was also the winner of Junior Wimbledon 1979.
06/05/1966 Indian rupee devalued by 36.5 percent.
06/05/1973 Madhav Sadashiv Golvalkar, politician and RSS chief, passed away.
06/05/1974 Smallpox epidemic in the country.
06/05/1975 Ramsing, great freedom fighter and editor of `Navyug Patrika', passed away.
06/05/1980 Manipur University was established.
06/05/1981 Gopal Saini at Tokyo sets record for 3000m ST. in 8,30.88.
06/05/1984 Operation 'Blue Star' was launched by Indira Gandhi. Indian commandos stormed into Sikh's holiest gurudwara Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out the terrorists and other anti-government elements. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and over 325 people were killed in the temple. Thus a great rebel arose all over the nation and specially in Punjab.
06/05/1989 Missile `Trishul' tested successfully.
06/05/1992 Hindi weelky of Indian Express Group 'Screen' published.
06/05/1993 Unlawful Activities (prevention) Tribunal headed by Justice P N Nagi upholds the ban on Islamic Sevak Sangh.
06/05/1994 India test-fires a missile capable of reaching targets in China.
06/05/1994 Shakti Singh at Bangalore sets record for DT in 61.72.
06/05/1995 A three-week long, the first ever Indo-US joint army training exercise begins.
06/05/1995 Manmohan Singh re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam.
06/05/1996 United Front Govt's Common Minimum Programme announced.
06/05/1996 Kubernath Rai, well known writer, passed away.
06/05/1997 Brahmapuram diesel power project, KSEB's first thermal power project, situated 25 km from Kochi, Kerala commissioned.
06/05/1997 Prime Minister Gujral went on a 3-day visit to Nepal.
06/05/1997 I. K. Gujral's visit to Nepal was marked by signing of Power Trade Agreement and MoU on civil aviation.
06/05/1998 Ali Sardar Jafri, Urdu writer, is presented the Jnanpeeth award for 1997.
06/05/1999 The Army releases documents seized from three Pakistani soldiers in the Batalik sector to substantiate its claim that Pakistan regulars are involved in the Kargil conflict.


Other Historical Dates and Events
06/17/1993K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.
04/08/1992Congress (I) government led by Rajkumar Dorendra Singh sworn in in Manipur.
04/26/1946V. K. Ramaswamy, cricket test umpire for 10 tests from 1984-till date, was born at Hyderabad. He has become one of the first Indian Test umpires to be invited to umpire in a foreign country along with P. D. Reporter.
09/30/1997At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
10/17/1940Mahatma Gandhi called for Individual Satyagrah and Vinoba Bhave started it.
03/03/1924Mustafa Kamal Attaturk abolished the caliphate and established a nationalist government and thus Khilafat Movement ended without achieving its aim.
08/15/1998Golden jubilee celebrations of the Indian Independence ends.
07/12/1949Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die.
10/12/1976Indian Airlines Caravelle crashed after take off from Bombay.
08/04/1937Kashi Prasad Jayaswal, famous lawyer, philosopher, ancient researcher and eminent historian, died at Patna.