Important Events Of 16th June.

1)Persian era of Yezdegird began (632).

2)Valentina Tereshkova,   became the first woman

(Russian) to travel into space (1963).

3)Death of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Indian

freedom fighter (1925).

4)Birthday of Hemanth Kumar Mukherjee, Indian

playback  singer, composer and music director.

(16-6-1920 to 26-9-1989 ).

5)Death of P. Sukumaran (1997), Malayalam film actor.

6) Birthday of Mithun Chakraborty (1947), Bollywood actor.

Gauranga was his original name. His wife Yogita Bali was

also an actress of yester years.

7)Birthday of Imtiaz Ali (1971), Indian film director.

8)Commemoration of martyrdom of 5th Sikh Guru

Arjan Dev (1606). He compiled Adi granth, the base

book of ”Guru Granth Sahib”, as the sole and authentic

scripture of the Sikhs. He is referred to as  ”Emperor of

Martyrs” by the Sikhs.He built ”Harmandir Sahib” at

Amritsar known as Golden temple. He was tortured to

death  by the Mughal emperor Jahangir on 30th May 1606,

for giving shelter to rebellious Khusrau, son of Jahangir.

9)World day to combat desertification.

10)World  Smell Day- was started  in 1988 as a  celebration of

our senses of smell.


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