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JUNE

June 1

1748: 10,000 Sikhs were massacared in the Small Holocaust..

1813: Maharaja Ranjit Singh obtained Kohinoor from Shahsuja Amir of Kabul.

1920: "The Akali," a daily Punjabi newspaper, started publication.

1924: 7th Akali Shaheedi Jatha of 500 GurSikhs started their march from Takhat Sri Kaesgadh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib to Jaito, under the leadership of Sardar Pratap Singh Khurdpuri.

1940: Allihgadh Prachar Conference was held. 25,000 Amritdhari GurSikhs attended.

1973: Akali Dal launched the Karnal agitation for civil liberties.

1984: Indian forces initiated their first day of assault on the Golden Temple complex.

June 2

1818: The province of Multan was annexed into the Sikh State.

June 3

1947: Mountbatten announced the division of the Punjab.

1984: GurSikhs courting arrest under Dharam Ud Morcha numbered over 235,000.

1984: Sri Darbar Sahib was invaded by Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Government imposed 36 hrs. of curfew beginning at 9pm and handed over the Punjab to its Armed Forces.

June 4

1606: Guru Hargobind arrived in Daroli village near Moga, Ferozepur.

1984: Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar along with more than 120 other shrines were under continous attack by the Indian Armed Forces.

June 5

1984: A fierce battle in the Golden Temple Complex continued as the Sri Akal Takhat was attacked with heavy artillery and tanks.

1999: In a major crackdown, the police here today took Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Dal Khalsa Secretary-General Kanwarpal Singh and certain other leaders into custody on the even of 15th anniversary of Operation Blue Star which falls on June 6.

June 6

1628: Guru Har Gobind Sahib's first battle was fought against the Mughal Army.

1663: Janam Diwas, Bhai Mohkam Singh, one of the first five GurSikhs to be initiated into the Khalsa Order.

1711: Khalsa Dal, under Banda Singh Bahadhur, defeated Bahadhur Shah.

1984: Indian Army's final assault on Sri Darbar Sahib and the Akal Takhat was begun. Additionally, 37 other Gurdwaras were attacked.

June 7

1864: Maharaja Dalip Singh married Miss Bamba in Alexandria, Egypt.

1984: The Sikh Reference Library was destroyed.

1984: GurSikhs from rural Punjab marched to defend Sri Darbar Sahib despite the heavy presence of armed forces.

1984: The Sikh soldier rebellion began. Several Sikh soldiers were killed and thousands were arrested.

1999: The disillusioned family of the late Maj Parkash Singh returned the Order of the Khalsa to the Deputy Commissioner in protest against the alleged role of the police and the Deputy Commissioner in instigating a violent mob led by a Bahujan Samaj Party leader to grab the land owned by the martyr. Ironically, the land was given to the family for the bravery shown by the late Major.

June 8

1707: The succession battle for the Delhi throne was fought among Aurangzeb's sons, Tara Azam and Bahadur Shah. Guru Gobind Singh helped Bahadhur Shah in this battle.

1956: Gian Singh Rarewala announced his intention to join Congress.

1981: A secret meeting of the Akali Dal was held where strong opinions were expressed for Khalistan.

1984: Operation Woodrase was started. Sikh youth from villages were picked up and eliminated. This led to deaths of hundreds of Sikhs and the arrest of thousands of Sikhs.

1984: Giani Zail Singh, President of India, visited Darbar Sahib after the Indian Army's assault there.

1984: Sardar Khushwant Singh returned his "Padam Sri" in protest of the Indian Army's attack on Darbar Sahib.

June 9

1716: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur and select Sikhs were tortured to death under orders of Badshah Pharukhushiar.

1946: The Punjab Board was established.

1946: Sikhs rejected Cabinet Mission proposals.

1949: Kindu members of the Punjab University opposed Punjabi as a medium of instruction.

June 10

1842: Maharani Chand Kaur was assassinated.

1896: Attar Singh Bhadaur passed away.

1957: Bhai Vir Singh passed away.

1974: Giani Kartar Singh, an Akali leader died at Patiala.

1978: Nirankari Gurbachan Singh was declared an apostate by the Akal Takhat.

1985: Harjinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Sukha killed General Vaidya, who had led the invasion of Sri Darbar Sahib on June 4, 1984.

June 11

1982: Kulwant Singh Nagoke was killed in a fake encounter.

1982: 15 Beedhs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were burned at the village of Makha.

1984: Dal Khalsa announced its "Government in Exile."

1984: Dawinder Singh Garcha, a Congress member for Ludhiana, resigned his position in protest of the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib.

June 12

1958: Jathaedar Pritam Singh Gojran demanded the formation of a sovereign Sikh State.

1960: The Sikh procession in connection with the Punjabi Suba agitation was fired upon at Kelhi. Sardar Harbans Singh and three others accepted shahadat.

1984: Sikh soldier riots continued.

1984: Firing could be clearly heard in the broadcast of Hukam from Sri Darbar Sahib.

June 13

1647: Janam Din, Pir Budhu Shah.

1886: Khalsa Akhbar newspaper in Gurmukhi started publication in Lahore.

1984: Dr. Jagjit Singh Chauhan announced a government in exile.

June 14

1539: GURU GADDI, Patshahi Second, Guru Angad Dev Ji. This is the actual date that Guru Sahib became Guru.

1595: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Sixth, Guru Hargobind Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's birth.

1698: Janam Utsav, Sahibjada Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

1870: First killings by the Kukas took place.

1923: Kar-Sewa of Amritsar Saowar was performed for the second time.

1964: Quisling Partap Singh Kairon resigned as Punjab Chief Minister.

1984: Historian Ganda Singh returned his "Padam Shri" in protest for the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib.

1984: Badal and Barnala were moved from Chandigarh jail to Panchmadhiin Madya Pradesh.

June 15

1606: The foundation stone of Sri Akal Takhat was laid by Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji.

1984: Akali Dal Youth Wing Presedent, Prof. Prem Singh ChandMajra, was arrested under the National Security Act.

1984: Buya Singh replaced Chaudhary Subai Singh As SSP of Amritsar.

1984: Ram Jaeth Malani, an eminent lawyer, resigned his position in the Janta Party to challenge the arrest of Sikh leaders in India's Supreme Court.

June 16

1984: Sakhu Singh Hamdard, editor of the daily newspaper "Ajit", returned his "Padam Shri' in protest of the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib.

1984: Villagers were fined for breaking the river banks of the main Ghakada river near Roper in protest of the attack of Sri Darbar Sahib.

June 17

1662: Bhai Sahib Singh Ji, one of the first five initiated into the Khalsa order, was born.

1923: Jathedar Talwinder Singh was arrested by German Police on the information given by traitor Satnam Singh.

1983: Railroad stappage morcha was initiated.

1984: Sikhs observed "Prayer Day" to protest the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib.

June 18

1926: The first elections were held to the "Central Board" under the Gurdwara Act.

June 19

Baba Gurditta laid the foundation of Nanaki Chak town.

1757: Diyal Singh and Lehna Singh were killed by Jahan Khan.

1919: 5 Ghadri Babas were hanged to death.

1924: 6th Shahidi Jatha of 500 Akalis, led by Sant Prem Singh Ji Kokari, courted arrest upon reaching Jaito.

1925: SGPC received legislative sanction.

1984: General Vadiya visited Sri Darbar Sahib after Operation Bluestar.

1994: The foundation stone was laid for Nanakana Sahib Foundation.

June 20

1670: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was arrested in Delhi.

1972: 20 GurSikhs were killed in Gurdwara Sadabarat.

1977 Parkash Singh Badal became the Chief Minister of the Punjab.

1984: Sardar Harinder Singh Khalsa resigned his position at the Indian Embassy in Norway in protest of the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib. He then sought assylum for himself and his family.

June 21

1661: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji visited Banaras.

1984: Panj Payaras successfully pressured the Indian Government to open all Gurdwaras (except Sri Harimandir Sahib) for public visits.

June 22

1713: Sikhs fought ruling forces near Sadaerae.

1984: Panj Payaras excummunicated Baba Sant Singh Ji, the main leader of Badha Dal, for cooperateing with the government in its forced "kar sewa" under curfew.

June 23

1984: Indira Gandhi visited Sri Darbar Sahib after Operation Bluestar.

June 24

1881: Janam Din of Master Tara Singh.

1962: Punjabi University was established.

1999: Balbir Singh Bains was abducted from the premises of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

June 25

1700: Sikhs forces defeated the combined forces of the Hill Rajas and Imperial troops.

1889: Maharaja Dalip Singh sent a message from Geneva to initiate uprising against the British Government..

1924: 9th Shahidi Jatha of 500 Akalis, led by Sardar Kaesar Singh of Vidang, courted arrest upon reaching Jaito.

1944: The Simla Conference was held to decide the future of British India.

1975: Indira Gankhi imposed Internal Emergency on the whole of India.

June 26

1838: Maharaja Ranjit Singh signed a tri-party agreement with the British and Shah Sujaul.

1984: Baba Nihal Singh Hariawalae was arrested.

1984: Panj Payaras demanded from the President, Prime Minister and the Governor of Punjab to give control of "kar sewa" to the SGPC.

June 27

1745: Bhai Taru Singh's scalp was removed by orders of Nawab Zakaria Khan.

1839: Maharaja Ranjit Singh passed away in Lahore.

June 28

1984: Ujagar Singh and Atma Singh, acting Presidents of the Akali Dal and SGPC, were arrested to sabotage the Akali Dal meeting announced for June 29, 1984.

June 29

1924: 7th and 8th Shahidhi Jathas of 500 Akali Satyagrahies each, courted arrest upon reaching Jaito.

1984: The Akali Dal met the first since Operation Bluestar.

1984: K.P.S. Gill became the new Director General of Police in the Punjab.

June 30

1813: Raja Karam Singh Became Maharja of Patiala.

1984: The Indian Government presented its inquiry finding into the Operation Bluestar in the form of a White Paper. 1989: Babbar Khalsa International Conference was held in Montreal.