June 23Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1757 Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal
  • 1946 In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters

  • 1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
  • 1992 “Tin Bigha Day” protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
  • 2018 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days

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Famous Birthdays

Edward VIII

1894 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII

Famous Deaths

  • 1980 Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 1980 V.V. [Varahagiri Venkata] Giri, Fourth President of India (1969-74), dies at 85

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