Today in History India 23 June

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on June 23

United Nations Public Service Day & International Widows Day

1757, 23rd June: The Battle of Plassey.

1868, 23rd June: Christopher Latham Scholes received a patent for a typewriter.

1894, 23rd June: The International Olympic Committee was established under the presidency of Demetrios Vikelas in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1979, 23rd June: West Indies won their second Cricket World Cup by defeating England by 92 runs.

1980, 23rd June: Sanjay Gandhi, the young politician, and son of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, died in a plane crash.

1985, 23rd June: Terrorist bomb exploded on Air India’s Kanishka Boeing 747 aircraft. 329 killed.

2016, 23rd June: The United Kingdom left the European Union with a 52% to 48% turnout.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 23.

1912: Alan Turing, an English mathematician, and computer scientist.

1934: Chandi Prasad Bhatt, an Indian Gandhian environmentalist, and social activist.

1942: Jabbar Patel, an Indian theatre and film director.

1952: Raj Babbar, an Indian film actor and politician.

1956: Prashant Bhushan, an Indian lawyer.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 23.

1761: Peshwa Balaji Bajirao Bhat, the 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

1836: James Mill, a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.

1893: Wilhelm Eduard Weber, a German physicist.

1939: Gijubhai Badheka, an educator who helped to introduce Montessori education methods to India.

1953: Syama Prasad Mukherjee, an Indian politician.

1980: Sanjay Gandhi, an Indian politician and the son of Indira Gandhi. 

1990: Harindranath Chattopadhyay, an Indian English poet.

What happened in India on 23 June

Princess Catherine of Portugal wed King of England Charles II. Portugal gave island of Mumbai to England as present. The British got Bombay as dowry from Portugal.

The Battle of Plassey started between Robert Clive, incharge of British army, and Nawab of Bengal, Siraj -Ud -Daula. In this battle Robert Clive won control of Bengal.

Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb), third peshwa, died at Pune, after losing in the Third Battle of Panipat on 12 June.

Duncan Dock of Bombay was completed.

Edward VIII, king of Great Brit/N-Ireland and emperor of India (1936), was born.

Kali Charan Ghosh, great Hindi writer, was born at Calcutta.

King George V was today crowned “King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India,” at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony evoking the continuity and tradition of the British monarchy magnificent spectacle. Thousands of spectators crowded the streets for hours, hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal procession. Partition of Bengal notified to create the Presidency of Bengal. The Imperial capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

Kesri Jagannathrao Joshi, senior leader of Janata Party in Karnataka, was born.

All India Radio’s broadcasting service started in 1927 by privately owned transmitter at Bombay and Calcutta.

The Simon Commission recommends a federal India and the separation of Burma at London.

Ram Kolarkar, famous marathi author and editor, was born.

Jabbar Patel, film producer, was born.

Gandhiji advises Congress not to enter Interim Government, but only Constituent Assembly.

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician, national leader and founder of JanSangh Party, died at Srinagar while in detention.

Tamil leaders in Madras call on Nehru to lobby for better treatment of Ceylon’s Tamil minority.

Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, passed away.

Prannath Thapar, former Chief of Army, died.

Sanjay Gandhi, great Indian politician and younger son of Indira Gandhi, died in a plane crash. He was recently appointed as the General Secretary of the AICC (I).

An Air-India jumbo jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland today, killing all 329 people on board. Indian officials said the crash apparently was caused by a bomb placed aboard the jetliner by a Sikh extremist group as retaliation for an army raid.

Air India Jumbo Jet Boeing 747 ‘Kanishka’ which was travelling to Mumbai from Montreal crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after explosion near Ireland. 329 people on board died.

D. Chakraborty was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 02-07-1991.

Harindranath Chatopadhyay, famous poet, actor and former member of Parliament, passed away.

Tin Bigha Day protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh.

Motilal Vohra made governor of UP.

RBI cuts minimum lending rate by 1\%.

Two Britishers held hostage by terrorists in Kashmir for 17 days were set free.

India and Pakistan reach accord on joint working groups to address outstanding issues including Kashmir and Siachen.

Communication equipment worth several crores destroyed and Chennai’s land and mobile telephone networks thrown out of gear in a fire at Anna Road telephone exchange.

Acharya Tulsi, the founder of Terapanthi sector in Jainism, died. (20-10-98).

Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath gets Amnesty International Global award for human rights journalism..

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