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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
4/3/1670 Tanaji Malusure, right hand of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, passed away during the battle of Singhgad fort.
4/3/1680 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, great Maratha emperor, patriot, soldier, freedom fighter, revolutionary and great son of India, passed away at Raigarh fort. His son Sambhaji succeeded to the throne.
4/3/1700 Sikandar, former sultan of Vijapur, passed away at Satara in the imprisonment of Mughals.
4/3/1857 Queen Victoria declared as Queen of India also.
4/3/1903 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, famous politician, freedom fighter and social worker, was born in South Kanara, Karnataka.
4/3/1912 M. Varadarajan, educationist and author, was born at Tirupattur.
4/3/1914 Sam Hormuj Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, was born. He was better known as ""Sam Manekshaw"".
4/3/1926 Muslim-Hindu riots destroy temples, killing 12, wounding 100 in Calcutta.
4/3/1932 Boycott of British goods was so widespread that 70\% of cotton products were now thought to have come from Japan.
4/3/1946 Sagarmal Gopa, devoted patriot, freedom fighter and political worker, was burnt alive.
4/3/1950 Jayprakash Shankarrao Mundada, cabinet Minister of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, was born.
4/3/1956 Nehru announces that troops have been sent to control Naga tribal people in the Burmese border area, who are asking for a separate state.
4/3/1966 First Indian-made computer commissioned in Jadavpur University campus.
4/3/1978 Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru, social reformer, politician, passed away. He contributed greatly to public life, fighting against caste system, untouchability etc. He was closely affiliated to the 'Servants of India Society' with Ghokhaleji. He even declined to accept the ""Bharat Ratna"" award conferred on him.
4/3/1984 Bombay beat Delhi on first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.
4/3/1984 Sikh terrorists kill a member of Parliament in his home in New Delhi.
4/3/1984 Soyuz T-11 carried three cosmonauts along with the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma to Salyut 7.
4/3/1987 S.H. Vatsyayan passed away.
4/3/1988 Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan.
4/3/1991 UP Assembly dissolved to pave way for Assembly polls .
4/3/1992 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), was formed.
4/3/1992 Nagaland brought under President's rule.
4/3/1994 S.Bangarappa, former CM, launches his Karnataka Congress Party.
4/3/1994 Bhanu Prakash Singh,Goa Governor, resigns.
4/3/1994 B. Rachaiah,Kerala Governor, takes charge of Goa.
4/3/1996 Union Ministers P. Chidambaram and M. Arunachalam resign over the issue of revival of alliance between Cong (I) and AIADMK.
4/3/1998 Pramod Mahajan, senior BJP functionary, is appointed Political Advisor to Prime Minister ""in the rank and status of Cabinet Minister in the PMO"".
4/3/1999 Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2E), fifth satellite in INSAT-2 series, launched. This has multipurpose communication & meteorological capabilities. This is still in use. Launched by European launch vehicle Ariane, ISRO has leased eleven 36 MHz equivalent units of C-band capacity on board to INTELSAT organisation.
4/3/1999 India's INSAT-2E multipurpose telecommunications satellite is successfully launched from the Kourou space station in French Guyana.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/25/2000The Centre begins the process of privatising the country's domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.
12/19/1978The Lok Sabha expels Indira Gandhi from the House and sentences her to imprisonment for a term lasting its prorogation. She was released from jail on December 26.
8/30/1934Balkrishna Pandharinath Gupte ""Baloo"", cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie), was born in Bombay.
9/25/1946Bishan Singh Bedi, a former Indian cricketer was born.
7/20/1636John Oldham, trader of mass, was murdered by Indians.
9/1/1956Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.
7/5/1905Lord Curzon joined the part of Bengal to Asam and divided Bengal.
5/13/1998India carries out two more nuclear tests at Pokharan in Rajasthan.
10/29/1971Cyclone and tidal waves struck Orissa state claiming 10,000 lives.
9/25/1990Prafull Chandra Sen, former Chief Minister of West Bengal and Gandhian leader, died in Calcutta. He was 94 years old.