6 November in Indian and World History

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6 November in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 6 November is the birth anniversary of Yashwant Sinha and Jitendra Singh.

6 November is also observed as the death anniversary of Sanjeev Kumar, Tarla Dalal and Siddhartha Shankar Ray.

Birth Anniversary

6 November in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Yashwant Sinha, a former Indian administrator, politician, and a former Minister of Finance was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party before he quit the party on 21 April 2018. He joined the All India Trinamool Congress on 13 March 2021. He was born on 6 November 1937 in Patna, Bihar.

Jitendra Singh, an active Indian politician. He is the Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of the North-eastern Region, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Department of Atomic Energy, and the Department of Space. He is a member of the National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was also the Chief Spokesperson for Jammu and Kashmir. In the 2014 elections, Jitendra Singh was elected as an MP from the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. He was born on 6 November 1956 in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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Death Anniversary

6 November in Indian history is celebrated as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Sanjeev Kumar (9 July 1938 – 6 November 1985), was an Indian actor in Hindi films. His name was Haribhai Jariwal, but in the film world he is famous by his other name ‘Sanjeev Kumar’. In the film world, Sanjeev Kumar played the roles of hero, villain, and character artist. Famous movies starring him include ‘Koshish’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Angoor’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Paras’, ‘Anamika’, ‘Toyona’, ‘Manchali’, ‘Chessranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Sita Aur Geeta’, ‘Aandhi’, ‘Mausam’, ‘Vidhata’, ‘Dastak’, ‘New Day, New Night’. He died on 6 November 1985 in Mumbai.

Siddhartha Shankar Ray (20 October 1920 – 6 November 2010), is a former Chief Minister of West Bengal and a senior Congress leader. He was the Chief Minister of the state of West Bengal from 1972 to 1977. He was the grandson of India’s revolutionary and freedom fighter Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. He was appointed as the Governor of Punjab from 2 April 1986 to 8 December 1989 during the regime of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. He died on 6 November 2010.

Tarla Dalal (3 June 1936 – 6 November 2013) was an Indian food writer, chef, cookbook author and host of cooking shows. Her first cookbook, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking, was published in 1974. Since then, she has written over 100 books and sold more than 10 million copies.

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Notable events on 6 November in Indian and World History

6 November 1813 – Mexico gained independence from Spain.

6 November 1844 – Spain independent the Dominican Republic.

6 November 1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of America.

6 November 1888 – Gandhiji entered the Inner Temple in London to take training as a barrister.

6 November 1903 – The United States recognized the independence of Panama.

6 November 1913 – Mahatma Gandhi led ‘The Great March’ against the policies of apartheid in South Africa.

6 November 1913 – Mahatma Gandhi was arrested for leading a rally of Indian mining workers in South Africa.

6 November 1917 – the US Atomic Energy Commission tested the largest underground hydrogen bomb, the Canon, at Amvitka Island.

6 November 1943 – During World War II, Japan handed over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

6 November 1962 – The National Defense Council was established.

6 November 1964 – Hans von Euler Chelpin a German-born Swedish biochemist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

6 November 1965 – the US and Cuba agreed to operate special aircraft for Cubans who wanted to leave the US.

6 November 1970 – Agustín Lara a renowned Mexican composer and musician known for his significant contributions to music – died.

6 November 1973 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft began taking pictures of the planet Jupiter.

6 November 1990 – Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

6 November 1994 – The United Nations Afghan Peace Plan was approved by the Burhanuddin Rabbani faction of Afghanistan.

6 November 1998 – US President Bill Clinton declared the Detroit area an ‘Automobile National Memorial Area’.

6 November 2008 – The State Bank of India announced a cut in the prime interest rate (GLR) and depositors.

6 November 2012 – Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States.

6 November 2013 – Legendary player Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Prof. CNR Rao were announced to be conferred with the country’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’.

6 November Historical Significance

November 6 holds historical significance for several notable events throughout history. On this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States, marking a pivotal moment in American history leading up to the Civil War. Additionally, in 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution began in Russia, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Soviet Union. Furthermore, in 1985, Microsoft released Windows 1.0, launching a series of revolutionary developments in personal computing that would shape the technological landscape for decades to come. These events underscore the diverse range of historical milestones associated with November 6.

Important Days of 6 November in History

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: This day raises awareness about the environmental damage caused by armed conflicts and promotes measures to prevent such exploitation.

National Nachos Day (United States): A fun food holiday celebrated in the United States, honoring the popular Mexican dish of nachos, typically made with tortilla chips and melted cheese, often served with various toppings.