7 June in Indian and World History

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7 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 7 June is the birth anniversary of Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, Jayanthi Natarajan, and Ekta Kapoor.

7 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Alladi Ramakrishnan, and Basappa Danappa Jatti.

Birth Anniversary on 7 June

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

Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan (7 June 1932 – 15 May 2021), an Indian mathematician. He mainly focuses on number theory, algebraic geometry, representation theory, and partial differential equations. His work is considered the foundation for Kobayashi–Hitchin correspondence that links differential geometry and algebraic geometry of vector bundles over complex manifolds. He collaborated with mathematician C. S. Seshadri, for their proof of the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem which proved the necessary conditions for stable vector bundles on a Riemann surface. Narasimhan was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honor, in 1990. He was born on 7 June 1932 in Tandarai, Madras Presidency, British India.

Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, an Indian politician, who became a member of the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Lok Sabha. He was one of the youngest members to be elected to the Rajya Sabha at the age of 39. He is a member of the Telugu Desam Party and represents the Narasaraopet and Guntur parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh. He was born on 7 June 1943 in Unguturu, Andhra Pradesh.

Jayanthi Natarajan, an Indian lawyer, and politician. She belongs to the Indian National Congress political party. She has been elected Member of Parliament representing the state of Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha for three times. Natarajan was born on 7 June 1954 in Madras, Madras State (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India).

Ekta Kapoor, an Indian television producer, film producer, managing director, and creative head of Balaji Telefilms Limited, and director who works in Hindi cinema. Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actors Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. She is known as the “Czarina of television” and “the Queen of Indian Television”. Some of her most popular and top shows are Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahiin To Hoga, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Jodha Akbar, Naagin, Kumkum Bhagya, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Kundali Bhagya. Kapoor was honored with the Padma Shri in 2020 for her work in the field of arts by the Government of India. She was born on 7 June 1975 in Mumbai.

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Death Anniversary on 7 June

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

Alladi Ramakrishnan (9 August 1923 – 7 June 2008), an Indian physicist and the founder of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai. He made contributions to the stochastic process, particle physics, algebra of matrices, special theory of relativity, and quantum mechanics. He started working at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Bhabha introduced him to the problem of fluctuations in the Cascade Theory of Cosmic Radiation. His work on product philosophy appeared in the proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. He died on 7 June 2008 at the age of 85 in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Basappa Danappa Jatti (10 September 1912 – 7 June 2002), the fifth Vice President of the country at the time of the death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and, appointed as Acting President after the death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. He was not the elected President of India. Therefore, he is addressed as the acting President. According to the Indian constitutional system, there is a provision to make the Vice-President as the acting President, if the office of the President becomes vacant due to any reason. His term as Acting President lasted from 11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977. During this, he fulfilled his responsibility with constitutional dignity. He died on 7 June 2002 at the age of 89 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Notable events on 7 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 7 June in World History are mentioned below:

7 June 1539 – In the battle of Chausa near Buxar, Afghan Sher Shah Suri defeated the Mughal emperor Humayun.

7 June 1546 – England made the Andres Peace Treaty with Scotland/Ireland on this day.

7 June 1692 – Three thousand people died due to the earthquake in Port Royal in the Caribbean country of Jamaica.

7 June 1862 – The United States and Britain agreed in 1862 to end the slave trade.

7 June 1862 – Philipp Lenard, a Hungarian-born German physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

7 June 1864 – Abraham Lincoln was nominated for President for the second time in 1864 from the Republican Party on this day.

7 June 1893 – Mahatma Gandhi used civil disobedience for the first time in South Africa.

7 June 1929 – Vatican City became a sovereign country on this day.

7 June 1936 – Lola Mora, a name that echoes through the corridors of art history, leaving an indelible mark on the world of sculpture.

7 June 1939 – George VI and Elizabeth became the first King and Queen of Britain to visit America.

7 June 1966 – Sony Corporation introduced its brand-new videotape recorder in 1966.

7 June 1975 – The first match of the first World Cup was played between India and England at Lord’s Stadium in London.

7 June 1979 – India’s second satellite Bhaskar-I was launched from Bears Lake, Soviet Union on this day.

7 June 1877 Charles Glover Barkla, a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics, was born.

7 June 1999 – Indonesia held democratic elections for the first time since 1955.

7 June 2000 – US court ordered the splitting of the Microsoft company into two parts.

7 June 2004 – Israeli cabinet approved a proposal to remove settlements from the Gaza region.

7 June 2006 – The decision of India to give one billion rupees to Nepal for economic reconstruction was taken.

7 June 2008 – US President George Bush used Vito for the second time against the approval of stem cell research.

7 June 2016  Stephen Keshi, a Nigerian football player and manager, died.

7 June Historical Significance

June 7th holds a prominent place in history with a series of significant events. On this day in 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas was signed, which was a pivotal moment in colonial history as Spain and Portugal divided the New World between them. The day also marks the beginning of the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520, a notable diplomatic meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. In 1654, Louis XIV was crowned King of France, an event that would lead to his long and influential reign. Moreover, June 7th is remembered for the catastrophic earthquake that struck Port Royal, Jamaica, in 1692, causing immense devastation. Additionally, this date in 1776 saw Richard Henry Lee present the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress, which ultimately led to the United States Declaration of Independence. These events, among others, have left an indelible mark on the fabric of world history, shaping political boundaries and influencing the course of nations.

Important Days of 7 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 7 June in History are mentioned below:

  • 7 June is Observed as World Food Safety Day to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (United States): A sweet day to indulge in the popular frozen treat.
  • Journalist Day (Argentina): Recognizing the contributions of journalists to society.
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