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Today in History India 17 June

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Check out below about Today in History India 17 June in Indian history or June 17 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 17 June 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.

What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on June 17

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

1631, 17th June: Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died while giving birth to the 14th child. Taj Mahal was built in her memory. 

1885, 17th June: Statue Of Liberty arrived in the New York Harbor on the French ship, named Isere. 

1944, 17th June: Iceland was declared independent and became a republic.

1961, 17th June: India’s first jet aircraft, HAL HF-24 Marut took its first flight. It was a fighter-bomber aircraft. 

1967, 17th June: Nuclear weapons testing: China announced a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.

1987, 17th June: The last of the Dusky Seaside Sparrow died and became extinct.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 17.

1239: Edward I, King of England.

1903: Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, a noted Indian playwright, songwriter, poet, writer, and filmmaker.

1942: Bhagat Singh Koshyari, an Indian politician and the Governor of Maharashtra and the Governor of Goa.

1973: Leander Paes, an Indian professional tennis player.

1976: Sona Mohapatra, an Indian singer, music composer, and lyricist.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 17.

1631: Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died while giving birth to the 14th child. Taj Mahal was built in her memory. 

1674: Jijabai Shahaji Bhosale, the mother of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. 

1839: Lord William Bentinck, a British soldier, and statesman. He served as Governor-General of India.

1895: Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, an Indian social reformer, educationist, and thinker from Maharashtra, India.

1928: Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, a social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet, and essayist.

1996: Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras, the third Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

What happened in India on 17 June

Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.

Nawab Sira-ud-Daulah attacked on Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers and captured it on June 21.

Bureau of Indian Affairs established.

Lord William Bentik, governor general of India, was born.

Lord Charles Jhon Canning, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1856-1862), died.

Dr. Kailas Nath Katju, freedom fighter, politician, leader and Governor of Orissa and West Bengal, was born.

Jyotiprasad Agarwal, Assamia playwright, poet and music director, was born.

Waman Vasudev Chitle (Bal Chitle), Marathi story writer and editor, was born.

Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba started living at Hriday Kunj in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Krishan Kumar Chopra, medical practitioner and social worker, was born at Lahore.

Pandit Gop Bandhu Das, famous writer, social worker and the creator of Orissa, passed away.

The civil disobedience campaign ended.

Burma was adopted as republic by constitution assembly.

Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), passed away.

The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, makes its maiden flight.

Motilal, famous actor, died.

Leander Vece Paes, tennis player who singles bronze at Atlanta Olympics (1996), was born. He was also a winner of French Open in 1999, Gold Flake Open, Newport 1998, Wimbledon 1999 (doubles and mixed doubles).

Montreal Olympics opens.

Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991).

Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950).

Congress and its allies secure absolute majority in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Haryana Assemblies.

Prabhakar Machve, famous litterateur, passed away.

Congress (I) working committee reaffirms its faith in Rao; BJP asks for PM’s resignation .

K. D. Dharmadhikari (Nana), veteran freedom fighter, died.

Twelve opposition legislators in Sikkim resign.

Motilal Vohra, UP Governor, sets agenda for a two-day special session of the UP Assembly asking the speaker to take up a motion against self first.

Balasahab Devras, Sarsangha Chalak of Rashtriya Sawyamsewak Sangh, died.

Danial Latifi (83), well known jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate, died of cancer in New Delhi.

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