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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
3/4/1858 J. P. Walker, British Officer, along with 200 prisoners who were mainly from the Indian Sepoy Mutiny, sailed from Calcutta to start a new settlement in the Andaman Islands.
3/4/1879 Bethune' College of Calcutta was established as the pioneer of women s college education in India.
3/4/1895 Surendra Singh Majithia, great industrialist, was born.
3/4/1906 Hakim Abdul Majid started his medial dispensary under the name of Hamdard Dawakhana at Delhi.
3/4/1919 Jagtindar Nath Beri, physics expert, was born.
3/4/1924 Shyam Lal Gupt 'Parshad' wrote the song 'Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara'.
3/4/1925 Jyotirindranath Tagore, great Bengali litterateur and poet, passed away.
3/4/1927 Dr. Laxminarayan Lal was born.
3/4/1939 Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, passed away at Philadelphia.
3/4/1951 Eleven countries and 489 male and female athletes participated in the first Asian Games started at National Stadium in New Delhi.
3/4/1961 First Indian aircraft carrier naval fighter vessel ''I.N.S. Vikrant'' was commissioned in Belfast.
3/4/1990 Congress (I) gains absolute majority in Arunachal Pradesh; Gegong Apang CM.
3/4/1990 Sunderlal Patwa (BJP) and D. Ramachandran (DMK) named CM's of Madhya Pradesh and Pondicherry respectively.
3/4/1990 V. P. Singh resigns as party president, but asked to continue.
3/4/1991 Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha presents mid-term budget, cut in food and fertiliser subsidy, amounting to Rs. 934 crore, proposed.
3/4/1994 Lech Walesa, Polish President, visit India.
3/4/1995 Kakrapar nuclear power station's second unit located near Surat synchronised to the western grid after mandatory tests.
3/4/1996 India and EU agree on a plan to boost trade ties.
3/4/1996 King of Bhutan arrives in India for a three-day state visit.
3/4/1996 Union govt. decides to set up a national grid for the distribution of petroleum products.
3/4/1997 Govt. not to print Re. 1 , Rs. 2 & Rs. 5 currency notes any more, as these three denominations have been coinised.
3/4/2000 Geeta Mukherjee (76), veteran communist leader, died of a massive heart attack in New Delhi. Popularly known as 'Geetadi', she won every Lok Sabha election from Panskura in West Bengal since 1980.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
12/4/1959Power Project was signed betwen India and Nepal, an agreement on the Gandak Irrigation.
4/24/1993Congress dissidents K. N. Singh, Natwar Singh, K. L. Fotedar and Shiela Dikshit suspended.
7/4/1985Police inquiry said bombs caused Air India jet disaster in New Delhi.
1/29/1912Judge A.N. Ray, Chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
12/22/1928An Alpine Romance', a 709 feet long sound film produced by Universal Picture Corporation, America, was the first sound film censored at Bombay on December 22. The other sound films censored on the same day were 'The Brox Sisters' and 'Bailey and Barnum.'
7/15/1967Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, passed away.
7/20/1954Armistice for Indo-China signed.
12/7/1998A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
2/15/1924Shankarrao Bajirao Patil, great leader of Maharashtra, was born.
2/13/1861Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians.