Check out below about Today in History India 6 April in Indian history or April 6 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 6 April in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on April 6
1648, 6th April: Construction of the Lal Kila (Red Fort) completed.
1896, 6th April: The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece. The game was banned for 1500 years due to a ban imposed by the Greek emperor Theodosius I.
1917, 6th April: World War I, US declares war on Germany.
1930, 6th April: After the famous Dandi March, Gandhiji started the Salt Satyagraha.
1965, 6th April: The US launched the Early Bird satellite for commercial use.
1966, 6th April: Indian swimmer Mihir Sen swam across the Strait of Palak connecting India and Pakistan.
1980, 6th April: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became its first president.
1998, 6th April: Testosterone, a drug that cures breast cancer, was released. The side effects of this drug increase the risk of cervical cancer, it was announced.
1998, 6th April: Pakistan successfully tested medium-range ballistic missiles that can easily reach India.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 6
1483: Raphael, an Italian painter, and architect.
1773: James Mill, a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.
1886: Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of the Princely State of Hyderabad.
1890: Jigar Moradabadi, an Indian Urdu poet and ghazal writer.
1931: Suchitra Sen, an Indian film actress.
1956: Dilip Vengsarkar, a former Indian cricketer and a cricket administrator.
1973: Prashanth Thiagarajan, an Indian actor, and businessman.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on April 6
1520: Raphael, an Italian painter, and architect.
1199: Richard I, King of England.
1983: Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, a General Officer in the Indian Army. He served as the 6th Chief of Army Staff of India.
1989: Pannalal Nanalal Patel, an Indian author known for his contributions to Gujarati literature.
1992: Isaac Asimov, an American writer, and professor of biochemistry.
2001: Chaudhary Devi Lal, an Indian politician who served as 6th Deputy Prime Minister of India.