Today in History – 3 April


Tanaji Malusure, right hand of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died during the battle of Singhbad fort.


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 on May (3 or 4).


Sikandar, former sultan of Vijapur, passed away at Satara in the imprisonment of Mughals.


Queen Victoria declared as Queen of India also.


Sam Hormuj Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India’s first Field Marshal, was born. He was better known as “Sam Manekshaw”.


Boycott of British goods was so widespread that 70% of cotton products were thought to have come from Japan.


Sagarmal Gopa, devoted patriot, freedom fighter and political worker, was burnt alive.


Nehru announces that troops have been sent to Burmese border area to control Naga tribal people who are asking for a separate state.


First Indian-made computer commissioned in Jadavpur University campus.


Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru, social reformer, politician, passed away. He contributed greatly to public life, fighting against caste system, untouchability etc. He was closely associated to the ‘Servants of India Society’ and with Ghokhaleji. He even declined to accept the “Bharat Ratna” award.


Soyuz T-11 carried three cosmonauts along with the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma to Salyut 7.


Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan.


Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), was formed.


Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2E), fifth satellite in INSAT-2 series, has been 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.


India’s INSAT-2E multipurpose telecommunications satellite is successfully launched from the Kourou space station in French Guyana.

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