On This Day | 24 June

On this day:1901: Pablo Picasso opens his first exhibition 1948: The Berlin Blockade begins by the Soviet Union in reaction to the currency reform in West Germany Born on this day:1908: Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer Gone on this day:1398: Hongwu Emperor of China, Founder of the Ming Dynasty

On This Day | 23 June

On this day:1894: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is founded 1961 The Antarctic Treaty, the first arms control agreement during the cold war, comes into force 1992: “Tin Bigha Day” protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh 2018: Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster Born on Read more…

On This Day | 22 June

On this day:1633: The Catholic Church forces Galileo Galilei to renounce his heliocentric worldview 1941: Germany invades the Soviet Union Born on this day: 1887: Julian Huxley, English biologist Gone on this day:1699: Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company

On This Day | 21 June

On this day:2004: SpaceShipOne completes the world’s first manned private spaceflight 1921: The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations 1948: Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy) 1991: P.V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of the Read more…

On This Day | 20 June

On this day:1756: Black Hole Incident of Calcutta: 146 British soldiers, Anglo-Indian soldiers and Indian civilians are imprisoned in a small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die from suffocation and heat exhaustion 1837: Victoria becomes Queen of the United Kingdom Born on this day:1952: Vikram Seth, Indian poet and Read more…

On This Day | 19 June

On this day:1981: India’s APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched 1978:Jim Davis’ famous comic character Garfield makes his debut Born on this day:1947: Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist, author of Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses Gone on this day:1949: Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher, dies at Read more…