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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/04/1997 Fourth Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1D), carring advanced remote sensing cameras launched by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-1D), in service.
06/04/1997 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2D), fourth satellite in INSAT-2 series, launched. This has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. This became inoperable due to power bus anamoly since Oct. 4, 1997. It was launched by European launch vehicle, Ariane from Kourov in French Guyana.
06/04/1997 Defence Ministry denies Washington Post's report that India has deployed Prithvi missile on Punjab border with Pakistan.
06/04/1902 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928), was born.
06/04/1903 Gandhiji established the weekly journal ""Indian Opinion"" organised at Phoenix farm near Durban.
06/04/1912 Alungal Mathai Thomas, social reformer, politician and diplomat, was born at Kurikad, Kerala.
06/04/1926 Dalai Lama introduces a tax on ears for Tibetans to equip the army. Those with only one ear will pay half the tax.
06/04/1932 Mahendranath Gupt, follower of Ramkrishna Paramhans, passed away.
06/04/1936 Nutan, film actress, was born.
06/04/1941 National Seva Dal was established.
06/04/1947 Hindi daily 'Nai Duniya' started publication at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
06/04/1947 Dharmanand Damodar Kosambi, internationally famous Pandit of Buddhism, passed away.
06/04/1953 University of Cambridge confers honorary Doctorate of Laws on J. L. Nehru.
06/04/1955 Ministry of Iron & Steel inaugurated.
06/04/1958 The three-men Indian Mountaineering group successfully climbed the high Peak in the Garhwal Hills Range.
06/04/1959 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari opposed the Socialist Policies of Indian National Congress and founded Swatantra Party alongwith Ranga.
06/04/1972 First Environment Day.
06/04/1986 Masti Vyanktesh Iyengar, famous Kannad author and Gyanpeeth Puraskar awardee, passed away.
06/04/1987 A Swedish Government enquiry finds that Bofors paid commission to middlemen for concluding Arms Purchase Agreement with India.
06/04/1989 Melville de Mellow, Eminent broadcaster, died.
06/04/1992 Stock broker Harshad Mehta and his associates arrested.
06/04/1993 L K Advani unanimously elected President of BJP.
06/04/1993 The Babri tribunal strikes down ban on RSS and Bajrang Dal and upholds outlawing of VHP.
06/04/1994 Army successfully test-fires the short range surface-to-surface missile, 'Prithvi'.
06/04/1997 Special Judge Ajit Bharihoke discharges former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao and former Union Minister Prof. K. K. Tewary in St. Kitts forgery case for lack of sufficient evidence.


Other Historical Dates and Events
01/28/1877Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
09/05/1846Sir Charles Metkaf, Governor General of East India Company, died.
03/15/1919Osmania University was established at Hyderabad.
07/17/1947Ramdas Coastal Steamer sank off Bombay claiming 550 lives.
06/05/1980Manipur University was established.
09/24/1932Poona Pact' was signed between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This historical agreement allowed increased representation for untouchables. Also, Gandhi ended his fast.
02/22/1994Punjab brought back to international air map after 10 years with the introduction of flights to 8 countries from Amritsar Rajasansi Airport.
08/22/1988Gorkha National Liberation Front signs an accord with the Centre and West Bengal on formation of an elective hill Council for Darjeeling.
08/08/1966India endorses the Partial Nuclear Ban Treaty.
03/30/1929Weekly postal service across 5,000-miles by aeroplane started between England and India serving India, Egypt, Palestine and Iraq in London.