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…

On This Day | 18 June

On this day: 1815: Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle of Waterloo 1940: A speech by Charles de Gaulle sparks the French Resistance to German occupation Born on this day: 1929: J├╝rgen Habermas, German sociologist, philosopher Gone on this day: 1858: Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North Read more…

On This Day | 17 June

On this day:1631: Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York 1928: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic 1944: Iceland becomes a republic Born on this day:1973: Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India Gone Read more…

On This Day | 15 June

On this day:1667: The first human blood transfusion is administered by Jean-Baptiste Denys 1844: Charles Goodyear patents vulcanization 1991: Mount Pinatubo explodes Born on this day:1950: Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist Gone on this day:1983: Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu poet, dies at 73

On This Day | 13 June

On this day:1950: South Africa implements the Group Areas Act, a major pillar of apartheid 1983: Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central solar system Born on this day:1865: W. B. Yeats, Irish poet, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day:1927: Henry CK “Clan” Petty-Fitzmaurice, Governor Read more…