Today in History – 6 January

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    6 January 1664

    Chhatrapati Shivaji attacked Surat.

    6 January 1818

    Dominion of Holkar in India is annexed with Rajput states and come under the British protection.

    6 January 1832

    Publication of ‘Darpan’ magazine started.

    6 January 1842

    4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul.

    6 January 1847

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    Saint Tyagaraja, the great musician, died.

    6 January 1947

    All India Congress Committee accepted the division of the country.

    6 January 1948

    Security Council takes up India’s complaint charging Pakistan with aggression in Kashmir.

    6 January 1953

    Stalin Peace Prize awarded to Dr. S. Kitchlew.

    6 January 1972

    America declared Naval Drill in the Indian Ocean.

    6 January 1979

    Rohini-200, first monsoon experimental rocket, launched from Thumba.

    6 January 1980

    In the general election (7th) of India, Indira Gandhi led Indian National Congress Party gains a two-thirds majority in the Lok Sabha legislative elections.

    6 January 1981

    Indian Ocean bed on their research ship Gavesani of the National Institute succeeded from the depth of 4,300 meters.

    6 January 1987

    An International Conference to commemorate the 75 anniversary of the African National Congress opens in New Delhi.

    6 January 1989

    Satwant Singh (24) and Kehar Singh (54) executed for the murder case of Smt. Indira Gandhi in Tihar Jail at New Delhi.

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