Today in Indian History
Events for June 8

8-June-1897 Manindranath Basu, Bengali story writer and novelist, was born.
8-June-1906 Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India’s 1st Test 1932), born at Jullunder.
8-June-1915 Geeta Rahasya’, written by Lokmanya Tilak, published.
8-June-1915 P.C.Kuttikrishnan ‘Urub’, Malyalam story writer and novelist, was born.
8-June-1929 Ventappa Musandra Muddiah, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61), was born in Bangalore.
8-June-1936 Akashwani Radio was later changed into All India Radio (AIR) in 1958.
8-June-1948 Malabar Princess’, Air India’s first international flight, takes off from Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva. This was weekly air service was started between India to United Kingdom.
8-June-1968 Madhuri Mani Iyyer, famous singer of Karnatak Gharana, passed away.
8-June-1990 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Nepal PM, and his Indian counterpart V.P.Singh decide to restore normal ties.
8-June-1992 55-60\% polling takes place in the Andhra, Bihar, W. Bengal and Delhi by-elections.
8-June-1992 Assets of 31 persons including Harshad Mehta attached.
8-June-1997 Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Assam Chief Minister, has a narrow escape as a powerful remote-controlled bomb exploded in Maligaon area of Guwahati.
8-June-1998 A Disaster Management Cell (DMC) under the direct command of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command, was set up at the Command Operations Room to liaise with the State Government and initiate necessary actions. All aircrafts were evacuated from IAF bases at Jamnagar, Bhuj and Naliya and flown to pre-determined destinations. In this meticulously planned and smoothly executed drill, more than 60 aircrafts (including helicopters) were flown out.
8-June-1998 Sani Abacha, 54, Nigerian President, died in Abuja of heart attack.
8-June-1999 ATP announced Paes-Bhupathi as No. 1 ranked doubles team. In individual doubles ranking, Bhupathi and Paes were No. 1 and 2 respectively.
8-June-2000 Bomb blasts rock churches in three states (A.P, Karnataka and Goa).

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