June 6Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1882 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 (disputed event)
  • 1981 A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river, killing 268 officially with another 300 or more missing

  • 1984 1,200 die in Sikh “Golden Temple” uprising India
  • 2004 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 2017 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel “The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness” 20 years after her first

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1909 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Asif Iqbal, Pakistani cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1969 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • 1986 Bhavana Balachandran [Karthika Menon], Indian actress, born in Thrissur district, Kerala

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