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12-June-1891

Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.

12-June-1894

Busushottam Vishwanath Bapat, internationally famed Pali language expert, translator and editor, was born.

12-June-1897

Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).

12-June-1947

Gandhiji addresses Congress Working Committee.

12-June-1952

J&K Assembly decided to terminate hereditary monarchy.

12-June-1960

783 Sikhs are arrested while demonstrating for an independent Sikh state in New Delhi.

12-June-1970

Gopinath Kaviraj, Padmavibhushan awardee and critic, passed away.

12-June-1972

D. G. Tendulkar, historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.

12-June-1975

Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi's election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi.

12-June-1975

Drugaprasad Dhar, former deputy president of Planning Commission, died.

12-June-1976

Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, editor and master, died at Varanasi.

12-June-1990

CPI(M) accuses Communist Party of Soviet Union of departing from the basic ideology of Marxism-Leninism in the name of correcting past distortions.

12-June-1990

Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.

12-June-1996

India's new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda wins vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha and will rule as head of the United Front Coalition.

12-June-1997

Jain hawala case dropped against former ministers Kamal Nath, B.D. Dhakne, Chand Ram and Bhuta Singh.

12-June-1997

Sitaram Kesri elected president of Congress I (6224 votes. Sharad Pawar-888; Rajesh Pilot-354).

12-June-1997

Mihir Sen, long distance swimmer, died.

12-June-1999

Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.

12-June-2000

The Government appointed S. K. Mahajan of Delhi High Court as the chairman of the one-man tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there was sufficient cause for declaring LTTE as unlawful.

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