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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/5/1659 Dara Shukoh celebrated his coronation at Deorai after the final defeat.
6/5/1879 Narayan Malhar Joshi, father of Labour Union Movement in India, was born at Goregaon in the Kolaba district, Maharashtra.
6/5/1882 Cyclonic Storm & floods in Arabian Sea hit Bombay. About 100,000 people drowned.
6/5/1896 Muhammad Ismail Sahib, president of the Madras State Muslim League and freedom fighter, was born at Pettai, Tamil Nadu. He was the member of Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha.
6/5/1923 Santosh Kumar Kisku Rev, great educationist and social worker, was born.
6/5/1927 Sarjit Singh Bal, educationist, was born in Renala Khurd, Punjab.
6/5/1929 S.V. Subramanian, great Hindi writer, was born at Virakeralanpudur, Tamil Nadu.
6/5/1961 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star, was born. He was also the winner of Junior Wimbledon 1979.
6/5/1966 Indian rupee devalued by 36.5 percent.
6/5/1973 Madhav Sadashiv Golvalkar, politician and RSS chief, passed away.
6/5/1974 Smallpox epidemic in the country.
6/5/1975 Ramsing, great freedom fighter and editor of `Navyug Patrika', passed away.
6/5/1980 Manipur University was established.
6/5/1981 Gopal Saini at Tokyo sets record for 3000m ST. in 8,30.88.
6/5/1984 Operation 'Blue Star' was launched by Indira Gandhi. Indian commandos stormed into Sikh's holiest gurudwara Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out the terrorists and other anti-government elements. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and over 325 people were killed in the temple. Thus a great rebel arose all over the nation and specially in Punjab.
6/5/1989 Missile `Trishul' tested successfully.
6/5/1992 Hindi weelky of Indian Express Group 'Screen' published.
6/5/1993 Unlawful Activities (prevention) Tribunal headed by Justice P N Nagi upholds the ban on Islamic Sevak Sangh.
6/5/1994 India test-fires a missile capable of reaching targets in China.
6/5/1994 Shakti Singh at Bangalore sets record for DT in 61.72.
6/5/1995 A three-week long, the first ever Indo-US joint army training exercise begins.
6/5/1995 Manmohan Singh re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam.
6/5/1996 United Front Govt's Common Minimum Programme announced.
6/5/1996 Kubernath Rai, well known writer, passed away.
6/5/1997 Brahmapuram diesel power project, KSEB's first thermal power project, situated 25 km from Kochi, Kerala commissioned.
6/5/1997 Prime Minister Gujral went on a 3-day visit to Nepal.
6/5/1997 I. K. Gujral's visit to Nepal was marked by signing of Power Trade Agreement and MoU on civil aviation.
6/5/1998 Ali Sardar Jafri, Urdu writer, is presented the Jnanpeeth award for 1997.
6/5/1999 The Army releases documents seized from three Pakistani soldiers in the Batalik sector to substantiate its claim that Pakistan regulars are involved in the Kargil conflict.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/11/1888Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, freedom fighter, was born in Mecca. He was an outspoken champion of rationalism and progressiveness in all spheres of Indian life.
7/19/1998The INSAT-2C satellite suffers ``disorientation'' - loss of earth lock - briefly.
6/12/1891Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.
9/9/1981Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricketer (two Tests for India, 29 runs & 0/13), died.
4/6/1942During the second world war, for the first time Japanese air-bombers attacked India, and the mainland took place at Visakhapatnam.
6/29/1976Sandhya Chib, Miss India-Universe (1996), was born.
3/4/1906Hakim Abdul Majid started his medial dispensary under the name of Hamdard Dawakhana at Delhi.
2/15/1865Kishorilal Goswami, Hindi novelist, was born.
11/13/1917Vasantrao Banduji Patil, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
6/3/1844Balkrishna Bhatt, essay writer, critic and journalist in Hindi, was born.