July 6Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1782 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
  • 1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain

  • 1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
  • 2006 The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1939 Man Mohan Sood, Indian cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1985 Ranveer Singh, Bollywood actor (Bajirao Mastani), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1986 Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, dies at 78
  • 2002 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)

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