Today in History – 4 May

today in history 4 may

1783

Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore after the death of Haider Ali in a simple ceremony at Bednur. He continued the Second Mysore War against the English. He defeated many EnglishGenerals like Brithwhite & Col. Bailey. Tipu Sultan signed the treaty at Mangalore on 11th March 1784 A.D. which was known as the Mangalore treaty.

1799

Tipu Sultan was killed in a battle against 5,000 British soldiers who stormed and razed his capital, Seringapatanam.

1821

Napoleon Bonaparte, the former French ruler who once ruled an empire that stretched across Europe, died as a British prisoner on the remote island of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

1849

Jyotirindranath Tagore, Bengali litterateur and poet, was born.

1854

The first stamp was officially issued from Calcutta where the first modern post office was established.

1957

Rai Chaudhary Hemchandra, great historian, passed away.

1959

Nehru rejected proposals that India and Pakistan resolve their differences and set up a common alliance against Communist China.

1960

Washington, Ike signed wheat pact with India for largest U.S. food sale.

1961

From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. who was launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, became the first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere, was a major triumph for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1980

Coal Mine Worker’s Day established.

1990

Supreme Court directs Central Government to set up a Tribunal to resolve Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

1992

India and Russia sign a five-year agreement on trade and economic cooperation.

1993

Santosh Yadav became the first Indian woman to conquer the Everest twice.

1994

Fourth developmental launch of ASLV. 113 kg Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) was launched by fourth developmental flight of ASLV-D4 from Sriharikota. This carried two scientific payload, a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) experiment and a Retarding Potential Analyser (RPA). It is still in service.

1995

The fourth ASLV-D4 blasted off from Sriharikota, successfully placing the SROSS-C2 satellite in orbit.

1998

India was placed on the US Special 309 watch list.

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