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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on June 21
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1948, 21st June: C. Rajagopalachari became the Governor-General of India. He was the last Governor-General of the country.
1975, 21st June: The victory of the first Cricket World Cup was achieved by the West Indies team.
1991, 21st June: PV Narasimha Rao became the ninth Prime Minister of India.
2006, 21st June: Newly discovered Pluto satellites are renamed Nix and Hydra.
2009, 21st June: India’s badminton star player Saina Nehwal won the title of Super Series Badminton Tournament. She is the first Indian woman to do so.
2015, 21st June: The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated.
2020, 21st June: Undertaker retired as a wrestler from WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 21.
1781: Siméon Denis Poisson, a French mathematician.
1905: Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher.
1912: Vishnu Prabhakar, an Indian Hindi writer.
1940: Bikash Bhattacharjee, an Indian painter.
1953: Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1958: Reema Lagoo, an Indian theatre and screen actress.
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 21.
1893: Leland Stanford was an American industrialist and politician.
1940: Keshav Hedgewar, the founding Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
1970: Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia.
2003: Leon Uris, an American author.
2020: Jeet Singh Negi, a music composer, singer, lyricist, writer, and director.
What happened in India on 21 June
Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
Gilbert Aliat Minto, Governor General of East Indian Company, died.
Ganendra Mohan Tagore was the first Indian to get the Barrister-at-Law Degree after passing the examination from Lincoln Inn University.
Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
Five hundred were hurt as police charged Bombay mob.
Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar, politician and founder of Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh (RSS), passed away.
Chakravorty Rajgopalachari became the First Indian Governor General of India.
C. Rajagopalachari was appointed the first Indian Governor General of Indian union (21/06/1948-25/01/1950). After January 25, 1950, this post was abolished.
Sikh activist bombers kill 30 in Amritsar.
P. V. Narasimha Rao was sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India. He reimained in this office till May 16, 1996. He formed a 54-member ministry in the 10th Parliament.
The Janata Dal splits again, 14 of its 39 Lok Sabha members seek separate seats as a group.
Sethi claims sixth National billiards crown in Bangalore.
India and Russia sign a $2.5-billion deal to set up a nuclear power station at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu.
Leander Paes was seeded number one in double’s ranking. This was his highest double ranking.