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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/02/1756 Fort William, the English stronghold in Bengal, was surrendered to Siraj-ud-Daulah.
06/02/1900 Sri Ram Sharma Acharya, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, passed away.
06/02/1908 Sri Aurobindo, freedom fighter, was arrested in Manik Tala Bomb explosion case.
06/02/1953 Mountaineer Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and his Nepalese Sherpa guide Tensing became the first men to conquer Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain. The two reached the pinnacle of Everest, more than 29,000 feet above sea level, at 11.30 a.m.
06/02/1955 A British party scales the third highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga, highest unclimbed peak.
06/02/1965 The second of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India).
06/02/1975 India's First Spunge Iron project inaugurated at Vijaywada.
06/02/1975 Devendra Mohan Bose, famous Scientist of Physics, passed away.
06/02/1984 Army takes control in Punjab as 22 people are killed in Sikh struggle for autonomy. The state is declared a restricted area under the Foreigners' Act.
06/02/1986 One thousand Sikhs arrested at demonstrations in Punjab.
06/02/1988 Raj Kapoor, famous film actor, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, passed away.
06/02/1990 Union Government set up a tribunal to settle the Cauvery water issue between Tamil Nadu & Karnataka.
06/02/1990 Sri Ram Sharma Acharya passed away. (27-6-91).
06/02/1991 Dinesh Goswami, former Law Minister, passed away in a road accident in Assam.
06/02/1992 The government accepts all the 15 recommendations of the Janakiraman Committee which unearthed massive collusion of banks in the security scam.
06/02/1993 Kurla-Kochi Express rams into goods train near Jolarpet in which 22 were killed and 100 injured.
06/02/1997 Saudi Boeing 747 Jumbo with 348 people on board misses the Meenambakkam international airport, Chennai and forcelands at Tambaram Air Force strip.
06/02/2000 Justice A. M. Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India, appointed Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/15/1937Jayshankar Prasad, famous Hindi writer, died. His works include the epic (mahakavya) ""Kamayanee"" and plays ""Chandra Gupt"" and ""Ska
07/12/1576Husain Quli, the new Governor of Bengal, defeated the rebels and put them to fight. Daud was captured and put to death.
01/26/1981Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs Australia at Adelaide Oval.
11/07/1995Lukose Leelamma at Pune sets record for 10,000m (Women) in 34.33.50.
11/28/1998The Congress(I) wins the Assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
07/07/1905Six Language penel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note changed to Red with Special text mentioned, 'At any office of issue not situated in Burma'.
06/13/196660 people were killed in a collision between two suburban trains of Bombay.
09/25/1947Kashmir accedes to Indian Union.
12/06/1892Rukmini Lakshmipathi, great social reformer and leader, was born at Madurai.
01/04/1937R. Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s), was born in Meerut.