28 June in Indian and World History

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28 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 28 June is the birth anniversary of Shivprasad Gupta, P.V Narasimha Rao, Rajive Verma, Jaspal Rana, and Mariyappan Thangavelu.

28 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis and Amar Goswami.

Birth Anniversary on 28 June

28 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Shivprasad Gupta (28 June 1883 – 24 April 1944), the founder of the Hindi newspaper ‘Dainik Aaj’. The revolutionaries who fought for the independence of the country had their support. For his nationalist activities also Shivprasad Gupta served prison sentence several times. He was the founder of ‘Kashi Vidyapeeth’. He also built the ‘Bharat Mata Mandir’ in Banaras. Shivprasad was born on 28 June 1883 in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh.

P.V Narasimha Rao (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004), an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. Luck played a big role in his becoming the Prime Minister. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 29, 1991. In such a situation, due to the wave of sympathy, Congress certainly got the benefit. The 1991 general elections were held in two phases. The first phase of elections was held before the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the second phase after his assassination. The performance of Congress in the second phase of elections was better as compared to the first phase. The main reason for this was the wave of sympathy arising out of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Congress did not get a clear majority in this election but emerged as the single largest party. Congress had won 232 seats. Narasimha Rao was then given the leadership of the Congress Parliamentary Party. In such a situation, he staked a claim to form the government. The government was in a minority, but the Congress gathered enough MPs to prove its majority and the Congress government successfully completed its five-year term. Rao was born on 28 June 1921 in Laknepalli, Narsampet, Hyderabad State, British India (now in Telangana, India).

Rajive Verma is a veteran Indian actor who works mainly in film and television. He was born on 28 June 1949 in Hoshangabad, Central Provinces, Berar, India.

Jaspal Rana, an Indian shooter. Jaspal Rana made a new record by winning 8 gold in the 1995 Commonwealth Shooting Championship. Two other Indian shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod and Abhinav Bindra had created a history of Indian shooting in the Olympics, but it would not be wrong if it is said that Jaspal Rana had laid the foundation of this belief. He has been honored with the ‘Arjuna Award’. Rana has set many records at the Asian, World Commonwealth, Commonwealth, and National levels. He was born on 28 June 1976 in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India.

Mariyappan Thangavelu, an Indian Paralympic high jumper. In March 2016, He qualified for Rio with a jump of 1.78m while the qualification mark was 1.60m. His performance showed that an Olympic medal was not far from his reach. He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category, winning the gold medal in the finals. Mariyappan got awarded with the “Padma Shri” and “Arjuna Award” by the Government of India for his contribution towards sports and in the year 2017. He was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 2020 by the Government of India. He was born on 28 June 1995 in Periavadagampatti, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Death Anniversary on 28 June

28 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (29 June 1893 – 28 June 1972), an Indian scientist and statistician. He is known for his draft of the second five-year plan and Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. He became the Statistical Adviser to the newly formed cabinet after India’s independence. He made plans to fulfill the main objective of the government of eradicating unemployment through the rapid growth of industrial production. For his contributions, Mahalanobis has been considered the father of modern statistics in India. He got awarded with Padma Vibhushan in 1968. He was born on 29 June 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Amar Goswami (28 November 1945 – 28 June 2012), a famous Hindi litterateur and novelist. He was associated with prestigious magazines of the country like ‘Manorama’ and ‘Ganga’ for a long time. Amar Goswami was also the founder of the literary organization ‘Vichariki’. He also edited several literary magazines. He died on 28 June 2012 in Ghaziabad.

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Notable events on 28 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 28 June in World History are mentioned below:

28 June 1748 – In Amsterdam, more than 200 people were killed in riots in protest against the public execution of two men.

28 June 1820 – The tomato was proved to be a non-poisonous vegetable.

28 June 1838 – Queen Victoria of Britain was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.

28 June 1919 – The First World War ended with the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty.

28 June 1932 – England won a Test series in 1932 by defeating India by 158 runs in a three-day Test match at Lord’s. Many players from both teams made their debuts in this.

28 June 1941 – German forces occupied Galicia, Poland on this day.

28 June 1952 – South African leader Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for the first time in 1952.

28 June 1960 – 37 miners were killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Monmouthshire, Wales.

28 June 1965 – The first commercial satellite Early Bird (Intelsat I) started a communication service.

28 June 1867 – Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist. In 1934, Luigi Pirandello was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature ,was Born.

28 June 1976 – The first woman was admitted to the US Air Force Academy.

28 June 1981 – China opened the road to Kailash and Mansarovar on this day.

28 June 2003 – Israel-Palestine agreed to take steps to stop the bloodshed in West Asia.

28 June 2004 – The 17th Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Istanbul, Turkey began.

28 June 2005 – Russia announced plans to build six nuclear reactors for Iran.

28 June 2008 – Bank of India Chairman and Managing Director T.S. Narayana Swamy was elected the President of the Indian Bankers Association.

28 June 2012 – A series of bombings in Iraq killed 14 people and injured more than 50.

28 June Historical Significance

June 28th is a date marked by numerous significant historical events. On this day in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending World War I, which had a profound impact on the geopolitical landscape of the 20th century. Additionally, June 28th, 1969, is remembered for the Stonewall riots in New York City, which are considered the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The day also commemorates the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, an event that precipitated the onset of World War I. These events, among others, have shaped the course of history and continue to be remembered and studied for their lasting influence on the world.

Important Days of 28 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 28 June in History are mentioned below:

  • Insurance Awareness Day (International): A day to promote the importance of insurance in protecting oneself and one’s family against unforeseen risks.
  • International Body Piercing Day (International): Recognizes the art and culture of body piercing.
  • Tau Day (International): Celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world, Tau Day honors the mathematical constant τ (tau), which is approximately equal to 6.28, hence the celebration on 6/28.
  • National Paul Bunyan Day (United States): A day to commemorate the legendary American folklore hero, Paul Bunyan, known for his superhuman lumberjack skills.
  • Alaska Day (United States): Marks the day when the Alaska Territory was formally transferred from Russia to the United States in 1867.
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