Today In History – 6Th April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 6

6-April-1606 Khusru Prince and his father Jahangir rebelled and fled from Agra.
6-April-1664 Abraham Shipmen died without taking charge of Bombay Islands from Portuguese.
6-April-1664 Harkhishan Singh, Sikh Guru, died.
6-April-1773 James Mill of Scotland, great philosopher and historian (British India), was born.
6-April-1897 Gandhiji submits long memorial to Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Colonies, regarding landing incidents background. Carries on programme of petitioning local and Imperial authorities, as well as of communicating with British and Indian public men regarding discriminatory laws.
6-April-1906 Kaveri Bhaskar Karve, teacher and author, was born at Harnai, Ratnagiri, .
6-April-1919 Mahatma Gandhi declared an All India Strike against the Rollatt Act .This was the first strike.
6-April-1930 Mahatma Gandhi picked up a lump of natural salt for breaking the ‘Salt Law’. He was arrested at Dandi. This movement gathered strength and within a month about one lakh people were sent to jail. This violation of Salt Law was the second great step in India’s Freedom Movement.
6-April-1934 Nilkanth Yashwant Khadilkar, editor of Marathi daily newspaper, was born.
6-April-1942 During the second world war, for the first time Japanese air-bombers attacked India, and the mainland took place at Visakhapatnam.
6-April-1955 Vinayak Maharaj Masurkar, great Samarth Saint, died.
6-April-1956 Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92),was born in Rajapur, Maharashtra. He has received Arjun Award (1981) and Padmashree (1987).
6-April-1966 Mihir Sen, first Indian swimmer to achieve many remarkable feats, swam across the ‘Palk Strait’ measuring 22 kms between India & Sri Lanka (Cylone).
6-April-1968 Indira Gandhi,PM, inaugurated the construction of Bokaro Steel Plant.
6-April-1978 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by an innings and 193 runs to win Ranji Trophy.
6-April-1980 Janata Party splits again; members with RSS links form the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). A. B. Vajpayee becomes its first President.
6-April-1985 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final.
6-April-1990 Bhalchandra Tryambak Randive, senior Marxist leader and founder President of WTU, died.
6-April-1992 Nagpur edition of Marathi newspaper ‘Loksatta’ was started.
6-April-1993 Divya Bharati, famous Hindi film actress (Deewana), died at the age of 19.
6-April-1997 Gen. Kofi Annan,UN Secretary, arrives in New Delhi for NAM conference.
6-April-1998 India resumes export of marine products to the European Union; 25 units have been approved by the Export Inspection Council for exporting to EU countries.
6-April-1998 The Sonia Gandhi era begins in the Congress(I) with a special AICC session ratifying the decision of the CWC appointing her president in place of Sitaram Kesri.
6-April-2000 The Government permits use of LPG as auto fuel.

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