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Historical Event on 6/1/1959

National Aeronautical Research Laboratory (NARL) set up under CSIR with temporary offices in New Delhi. Dr. P. Nilakantan is appointed NARL's first Director.

Other Historical Dates and Events
11/24/1948Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (Two Tests for India 1969), was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
8/8/1936Corbett National Park was established. It was the first country in the country.
9/5/1909Phiroze Edulji Palia, left-hand batsman and slow spin bowler, was born in Mumbai. He played in India's first Test at Lord's in 1932.
9/5/1909Mughal conqueror Babur Shah (1483-1530) defeats Ibrahim Lodi II, the Lodi Sultan of Delhi, and captures Delhi and the Koh-i-noor diamond, in the First Battle of Panipat. He founded the Mughal dynasty in India (1526-1761), consolidated by his grandson Akbar.
12/12/1991Violence in Karnataka over the centre's notification on Cauvery.
1/24/1958First international Film Festival started in Mumbai.
4/9/1965Fighting breaks out in the Rann of Kutch between Indian and Pakistani troops. Pakistan attacked Indian borders, Sardar Post, Chhar Bet and Beria Bet, this was manned by the State Armed Police Batallions. In Kutch launched its 8th Infantry Division supported by two regiments of M47/48 Pattons. Operation 'Desert Hawk' was launched to draw away reserves from other vulnerable areas, and possibly to test India's resolve. The Indian Army did not rise to the bait.
5/17/1927A.N. Radhakrishnan, great educationist, was born.
6/5/1896Muhammad 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.
5/30/1991Uma Shankar Dixit (90) passed away.