Today in Indian History
Events for October 6

6-October-1779 Elphinston, historian and administrator of Mumbai province, was born.
6-October-1808 Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia, professor, pioneer, innovator, chief engineer and Inspector of Machinery at the Steam Factory at Bombay and one of the dignitaries, was born.
6-October-1858 Nanasaheb Peshwa, a revolutionary of first mutiny, died.
6-October-1862 Indian Penal Code was notified. However, it was implemented from 1st January 1862.
6-October-1893 Meghnad N. Saha, astrophysicist, was born. In 1920, he developed the ‘Thermal Ionization Equation’, which has remained fundamental in all works on stellar atmospheres. This equation has been widely applied to the interpretation of stellar spectra, which are characteristic of the chemical composition of the light source.
6-October-1913 V. R. Kant, famous poet, was born.
6-October-1927 The first independent film processing laboratory, Atmanand Laboratory, was set up by Narayanrao alias Dhanjibhai K. Desai at Bombay.
6-October-1927 First Indian Cinematograph Enquiry Committee, under the chairmanship of Diwan Bahadur T. Rangachariar, was appointed by the Government.
6-October-1935 Jeevan D. Ghosh, cricket Test umpire from 1978-91, was born in Bengal. He has the distinction of having the longest umpiring career of 32 years in India.
6-October-1949 Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of National Defence Academy in Kharakvasla near Pune.
6-October-1954 Nehru declared the National Health Scheme for the entire country.
6-October-1963 Baba Kharak Singh, freedom fighter and grand old man of Punjab, died.
6-October-1969 Bruna Coutinho, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Calangute, Goa. He was recognised as Indian Player of the Year in 1996.
6-October-1974 Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, great freedom fighter, barrister, leader, politician, nationalist and member of the Lok Sabha, passed away. He resigned as the defence minister soon after the Chinese aggression.
6-October-1983 Punjab Government was dismissed to halt religious and political violence by Indira Gandhi, who imposed President’s rule in the state.
6-October-1985 P.T. Usha sets record for 400m (Women) in 51.61 seconds at Canberra .
6-October-1990 Justice Ranganath Mishra sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court.
6-October-1992 Z. R. Ansari, former central minister, died.
6-October-1997 International Commodity Exchange Division of the India Pepper and Spice Trade Association in Kochi opened.
6-October-1997 I. K. Gujral, PM, begins visit to South Africa, which was the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister.
6-October-1997 Abhijit Kunte wins Asian Junior Chess title.
6-October-1998 Railways wins the BOB-Senior National Hockey championship for women defeating Haryana in the final at Chennai.
6-October-1999 INLD-BJP combine wins by big margin in Haryana.
6-October-1999 The DMK front is set to win a majority of LS seats in Tamil Nadu.
6-October-1999 Suraj Bhan sworn in Governor of Bihar.
6-October-1999 Sonia Gandhi, Congress(I) president, won the Bellary Lok Sabha seat defeating her BJP rival Sushma Swaraj by a margin of 56,100 votes.
6-October-2000 Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress chief, withdraws her resignation from the Union Cabinet of Ministers.

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