30 June in Indian and World History

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30 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 30 June is the birth anniversary of Vaidyanath Mishra, C. N. R. Rao, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Harivansh Narayan Singh, and Mike Tyson.

30 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Dadabhai Naoroji, Maharaja Gulab Singh, Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi, and Sahib Singh Verma.

Birth Anniversary on 30 June

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

Vaidyanath Mishra (30 June 1911 – 5 November 1998), popularly known as Nagarjun, a Hindi and Maithili poet. He penned a few novels, short stories, literary biographies, and travelogues, and was known as Janakavi- the People’s Poet. Today. he is regarded as one of the most prominent protagonists of modernity in Maithili. He was born on 30 June 1911, Satlakha Village, Madhubani District, Bihar.

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, popularly known as C. N. R. Rao, an Indian chemist who has mainly worked in solid-state and structural chemistry. He has honorary doctorates from 60 universities around the world and has authored around 1,600 research publications and 51 books. He was born on 30 June 1934, Bangalore, British India.

Saeed Akhtar Mirza, an Indian screenwriter, and director in Hindi films and television. He is the maker of notable parallel films such as Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (1980), Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989), and Naseem (1995), which won two National Film Awards in 1996. He was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at ICA – International Cultural Artifact Film Festival in 2020. He was born on 30 June 1943 in Bombay, British India.

Harivansh Narayan Singh, an Indian journalist & politician. He is also the current Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament? He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Bihar. He was born on 30 June 1956, Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Michael Gerald Tyson, an American boxer who, at age 20, became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. who competed from 1985 to 2005? Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet“, Tyson is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He was born on 30 June 1966, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Death Anniversary on 30 June

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

Maharaja Gulab Singh (17 October 1792 – 30 June 1857) the founder of the Dogra dynasty and the first Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the second-largest princely state under the British Raj, which was created after the defeat of the Sikh Empire in the First Anglo-Sikh War. He died on 30 June 1857, in Srinagar, India.

Dadabhai Naoroji, (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the “Grand Old Man of India” and “Unofficial Ambassador of India” was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar and writer who was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895 and the first Asian to be a British MP other than the Anglo-Indian MP David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre, who was disenfranchised for corruption after nine months in office. Naoroji is renowned for his work in the Indian National Congress, of which he was one of the founding members and thrice the elected president in – 1886, 1893, 1906 Indian nationalist and critic of British economic policy in India. He died on 30 June 1917 in Bombay, British India.

Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi (23 December 1881 – 30 June 1953), an actor, poet, screenwriter, dramatist and freedom fighter. He is remembered for the masterpiece Harischandra written in 1924, and for his works in Telugu cinema. He died on 30 June 1953 in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sahib Singh Verma (15 March 1943 – 30 June 2007), an Indian politician and former senior vice-president of BJP. He served as Chief Minister of Delhi and was a member of the 13th Lok Sabha, Parliament of India. He also served as the Union Labour Minister of India. He died on 30 June 2007 in Rajasthan, India.

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Notable events on 30 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 30 June in World History are mentioned below:

30 June 1855 – The Santhal Rebellion, also called the Santhal Hool, started against the British colonial authority and zamindari system.

30 June 1857 – The Battle of Chinhat was fought between British forces and Indian rebels at Ismaiganj, near Chinhat, Oude.

30 June 1911 – Czesław Miłosz, a renowned Polish poet, prose writer, essayist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

30 June 1914 – Mahatma Gandhi was arrested for the first time while agitating for the rights of Indians in South Africa.

30 June 1919 – John William Strutt, a British mathematician, physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

30 June 1926 – Paul Berg, a renowned American biochemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

30 June 1942 – Františka Plamínková, a Czech feminist and suffrage activist was born and died.

30 June 1947 – The members of the Boundary Commission for the partition of Bengal and Punjab were announced after the declaration of partition of India.

30 June 1953 – Elsa Beskow, a famous Swedish author and illustrator of children’s books, died.

30 June Historical Significance

June 30th is a day rich with historical events that have shaped the course of human history. On this day in 296, Pope Marcellinus began his papacy, marking a significant event in the religious history of the Catholic Church. The Battle of Arbedo in 1422 was a notable military conflict between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. In 1520, during La Noche Triste, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés were expelled from Tenochtitlan, an event that had a profound impact on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Moreover, the year 1559 saw King Henry II of France mortally wounded in a jousting match, an incident that led to significant political changes in France. In more recent history, June 30, 1864, marked the day when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln granted Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort, and recreation,” which laid the groundwork for the national park system. Each of these events, among others, contributes to the tapestry of our world’s diverse historical narrative.

Important Days of 30 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 30 June in History are mentioned below:

International Asteroid Day (Worldwide): A day to educate the public about asteroids and possible Earth impact hazards.

National Corvette Day (United States): Celebrating the iconic American sports car.

National Handshake Day (United States): Encouraging people to shake hands in a show of friendship and respect.

Armed Forces Day (Guatemala): Honoring the military forces of Guatemala.

Congo Independence Day, observed on June 30 every year, is a poignant commemoration of the nation’s historic liberation from Belgian colonial rule in 1960.