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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/09/1659 Dara Shikoh was handed over to Aurangzeb's army by Jiwan Khan, a Baluchi whose life was saved by Dara.
06/09/1752 French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly, India.
06/09/1834 Dr. William Carey, great writer and social worker, died.
06/09/1900 Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, died in Ranchi Jail.
06/09/1909 Baburao Arnalkar, famous detective story writer, was born.
06/09/1923 Idris Hassan Latif, Air Chief Marshal, was born at Hyderabad, Deccan.
06/09/1923 K. Alagirisami, famous journalist, playwright and story writer, was born.
06/09/1948 Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar, was born.
06/09/1949 Kiran Bedi, the first woman Indian Police Service Officer, was born in Amritsar, Punjab.
06/09/1957 General Election ( 2nd) of India ends.
06/09/1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri became the second Prime Minister of India when the country was shocked of Jawaharlal Nehru's death and Indo-China war. Shastri gave the quotation ""Jai Jawan Jai Kisan"" which motivated the war-affected Indians to boost their morale. He remained in this office till he died on January 11, 1966 at Taskent. In his cabinet, Indira Gandhi served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
06/09/1967 Narayan Shripad Rajhans, alias Bal Gandharva, went into a coma in Bombay and never regained his consciousness.
06/09/1980 M. G. Ramachandran's second AIADMK ministry takes office.
06/09/1986 ICMR set up a network of Reference/Surveillance Centres for AIDS in almost all states of India.
06/09/1986 First AIDS death reported from a private hospital in Mumbai.
06/09/1991 A question paper was leaked due to which the Civil Services preliminary examination was cancelled.
06/09/1991 Raj Khosla, famous film producer and director, passed away.
06/09/1992 LDF wrests Narakal while the UDF retains the Tanur assembly seat in Kerala.
06/09/1992 Rajesh Khanna (Congress-I) defeats Shatrughan Sinha to wrest the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat from the BJP.
06/09/1994 Yogi Dhirendra Bhramachari, [controversial Flying Swami], hindu saint, died in an air crash near Jammu. He was 70.
06/09/1997 Portfolio changes were effected by I K Gujral in Union Cabinet.
06/09/1997 At least 50 persons were killed and 5,000 families affected in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Gangktok.
06/09/1998 Gujarat was hit by a cyclone killing 1,000 people in six days.
06/09/1998 81 persons are killed as cyclone hits the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat and Jalore district of Rajasthan. Subsequently, the toll is put at 934 in the Kutch-Saurashtra region alone.
06/09/1998 The rupee plunges to an all-time low of Rs. 42.23/25 against the dollar.
06/09/1999 The Indian army occupies two key positions in the Batalik sector.
06/09/2000 The CBI-designated court frames charges against Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav in the disproportionate assets case.


Other Historical Dates and Events
08/01/2000One hundred people of Kinnaur, Shimla and Mandi districts of HP die following flash floods in the Sutlej river.
09/04/1997Madhavrao Scindia, Tariq Anwar, Meira Kumar, Oscar Fernandes and R. R. Dhawan appointed AICC general-secretaries by party president Sitaram Kesri.
11/05/1956Nehru breaks silence condemning Soviets for repression in Hungary.
06/02/1992The government accepts all the 15 recommendations of the Janakiraman Committee which unearthed massive collusion of banks in the security scam.
07/05/1992Centre scraps octroi in Union Territories.
10/19/1983Prof. Subramanyam Chandrasekhar shares the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with fellow American Prof. William Fowler.
02/11/1933The outcome of the conference was that diarchy in the province was abolished, federal system was established in the center, Sindh was separated from Bombay, communal awards were started by the Prime Minister of Britain Sir Ramsay McDonald and White Paper on Indian reforms was published in 1933.
12/11/1986The United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF) completes 40 years of work on behalf of children (11-12-86).
03/24/1977Morarji Desai elected leader of Janata Party and sworn in as the Prime Minister of India at New Delhi. Later he formed his cabinet. He was in the office of Prime Minister till July 28, 1979. This was first non-Congress Government in India.
09/06/1657Shahjahan fell ill. His four sons Dara Shikoh, Suja, Aurangzeb and Murad advanced towards Delhi to capture the throne.