Today in History – 6 July

today in history 6 july

1787

Robert founded Indian Botanic Garden near Calcutta on 273 acres of land.

1837

Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, a reputed oriental scholar and famous Indian Scientist, was born in Malvan in Ratnagiri district. He was a social reformer and an active member of Prathana Samaj of Bombay.

1881

Saint Gulabrao Maharaj was born in Vidarbha.

1901

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician and leader, was born at Calcutta. He was the founder of the “Bharatiya Janta Sangh”, of which BJP is the successor party.

1917

Bhandarkar Prachyavidya Sanshodhak Mandir’ was established.

1927

Prabhjot Kaur, great poet and author, was born at Langrayal (Pakistan).

1935

Dalai Lama, the 14th incarnate and religious leader of Tibet, was born. He was born to Tenzin Gyotso (His Holiness the VIVth Dalai Lama) in Taksten Village, Chhija Nangso, Tibet. He was awarded with Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989.

1942

Urmila Devi Shastri, freedom fighter and editor of “Janma Bhoomi”, died due to non-medical facility and mal-nutrition in Jail. She has also written “Karagaar Ke Anubhav” in 1930. She was arrested for Satyagrah and forcefully closing of Foreign Goods.

1944

Mahatama Gandhi for the first time was addressed as ‘Father of Nation‘.

1955

Marshall Tito and Nehru‘s joint declaration in Belgrade.

1957

On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claimed the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and became the first African American to win a championship at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

1960

The President promulgates the ESMA, 1960.

1976

In Annapolis, Maryland, the United States Naval Academy admited women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. In May 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman member of the class to graduate. Four years later, Kristine Holderied became the first female midshipman to graduate at the top of her class.

1986

Babu Jagjivan Ram, valiant freedom fighter, passed away. He held many prominent ministerial portfolios such as Communication Minister (1952-56), Railway Minister (1956-62), Food and Agriculture Minister (1967-70), Defence Minister (1970-74). After 1977, he became the Deputy Prime Minister (Defence) in Janta regime. Thereafter, he established Congress (J). His uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986 is a world record.(5-4-91).

1992

The centre decided to allow TV and Radio time slots for private producers.

2000

India, Nepal signed agreement to set up a specialist joint unit to counter terrorism and share information about criminals operating along the border.

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