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Mahatma Gandhi carried out first act of civil disobedience

On 7 June 1893, Mohandas Gandhi, then a young Indian lawyer recently arrived in South Africa, was asked to shift from the first class compartment of a train even though he had a valid ticket, just because he was not white-skinned.
TODAY IN HISTORY

1975 Cricket World Cup

The 1975 Cricket World Cup (officially called the Prudential Cup '75) was the inaugural Cricket World Cup, and the first major tournament in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket.

Vatican City's independent sovereignty

In 1929 Vatican City's independent sovereignty was recognized by the Fascist Italian government in the Lateran Treaty. Sovereignty is exercised by the pope upon his election as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. He has absolute executive

Petition of Right

The Petition of Right, passed on 7 June 1628, is an English constitutional document setting out specific individual protections against the state, reportedly of equal value to Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights 1689.

Ronald Reagan nominated for governor of California

A former actor named Ronald Reagan receives the Republican nomination for governor of California on this day in 1966. He won the election that November and was sworn in on January 2, 1967.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (October 30, 1966 – June 7, 2006) was a Jordanian jihadist who ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. He became known after going to Iraq and being responsible for a series of bombings
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS TODAY

Jayanthi Natarajan

Jayanthi Natarajan (born 7 June 1954) is an Indian lawyer and politician. She was a member of the Indian National Congress and has been thrice elected Member of Parliament representing the state of Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha.

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor (born 7 June 1975) is an Indian television producer, film producer and director, and the joint managing director and creative head of 'Balaji Telefilms Limited', which was founded in 1994.