Today in History – 5 November

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Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal was succeeded as the Viceroy of Portuguese India by Affonso de Albuquerque, who is regarded as the real founder of Portuguese power in India.


Mughals, under the leadership of Akbar, defeated Hindu ruler Hemu in the second battle of Panipat.


The accession of Jahangir.


Chittaranjan Das, freedom fighter, the famous lawyer, and orator was born in Calcutta.


Special commissioner appointed to deal with famine conditions.


Indian Red Cross Society was founded in India under Bengal Act VIII. St.John Ambulance Association is a wing of this society which directed Improvement of Health, Prevention of Diseases and Mitigation of Suffering activities.


FDR re-elected president of USA.


A case was filed against the Azad Hind Army Soldiers at Red Fort in Delhi.


University Grants Commission Act sets up The UGC.


Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru arrived in New York. This was the first occasion when an Indian Prime Minister went to the United States.


Richard Nixon elected as president of United States.


Lok Sabha votes to extend its own life by another year.


Indira Gandhi arrested and released unconditionally.

The External Affairs Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee addresses the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi.


Janata Dal splits. The breakaway group claims support of 58 M.P.’s to elect Mr. Chandrashekhar as the leader. V.P. Singh’s government loses confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.


Baba Nagarjun “Vaidyanath Mishra” died. He wrote in Hindi, Maithili, and Sanskrit. Some of his noted works are “Patra-Heen- Nagna Gachh”, “Dukhmochan”, “Sugihara” etc.



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