Today in History – 3 June

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1818

Maratha wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ended.

1864

Some 7,000 Union troops were killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.

1888

The classic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat,” written by Ernest L. Thayer, was published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1890

Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was born.

1901

Mahakavi G.Sankara Kurup, Malayalam poet, was born. He was the first winner of the conveted Gyaanpeeth Award in 1965 for his poems “”Odakkuzhal”” in Malayala.

1915

Sir’ knighthood was granted to Gurudev Ravindranath Tagore by the British Government.

1916

Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thakarsey Women’s University was established.

1940

The German Luftwaffe hit Paris with 1,100 bombs.

1947

British Government issued the partition plan, which was worked out by Lord Louis Mountbatten in New Delhi and was accepted by both Muslim League and Congress.

1947

Evening newspaper ‘Jay Hind’ published.

1972

First British designed Indian built modern warship of the Leander class, ‘INS Nilgiri’ commissioned by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was completely made in Mazgaon Dock, Mumbai.

1985

The week comprising of five working days was implemented in Central Government Offices for its staff.

1993

K N Venkatasubramanian,IOC Chairman, suspended for leaking information about oil purchase plans to international dealers.

1998

The naval version of the surface-to-air missile, Trishul, was test-fired in Kochi.

1999

Flight Lieutenant K. Nachiketa was handed over by the International Committee of the Red Cross to the Indian High Commissioner inside the High Commission premises.

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  1. Stupid you -Indra Gandhi sent army to Golden temple Amritsir today to kill the temple saints .Hope u r not from congress lol

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