Today in History – 3 April

1670

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

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 on May (3 or 4).

1700

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

1857

Queen Victoria declared as Queen of India also.

1914

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

1932

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

1946

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

1956

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

1966

First Indian-made computer commissioned in Jadavpur University campus.

1978

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.

1984

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

1988

Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan.

1992

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

1999

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.

1999

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

Related Articles:

Today in History – 2 April

Today in History – 1 April

Today in History – 31 March

Today in History – 30 March

Recent Articles

Open Skies Treaty and US exit – All you need to know

What is Open Skies Treaty?Open Skies Treaty is an accord among 34 member nations, it allows participants to...

The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Neighbouring Countries of India

AfghanistanAfghanistan is a landlocked country that is located approximately in the centre of Asia. It is bordered by...

Inventions That Changed the World

“Nothing is permanent except a change.” You might have come across this quotation more than once in your lifetime. Here is the list of...

Industries Contributing to Indian Economy

The Indian Economy is the 9th largest economy of the world and also one of the fastest growing world economies. The most top industries...

Related Stories

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox