Today in History – 5 September

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Today in History-5-Septembe

1457

Property Tax was passed.

1612

East India Company’s Navy eastablished.

1659

Queen Saibai, wife of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.

1793

Mir Kasim lost To Britishers near Rajmahal in battle of Udaynala.

1846

Sir Charles Metkaf, Governor General of East India Company, died.

1859

Harriot E. Wilson’s Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.

1867

The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.

1888

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), panentheist, great renaissance philosopher, eminent writer, free India’s first vice-president and second president, was born at Tiruttani near Madras.

1918

Ratanji Jamshetji Tata, famous Indian industrialist and social reformer, died.

1944

Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.

1957

Wealth Tax Bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

1962

Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday declared as Teachers Day.

1977

Voyager 1 space probe launched.

1979

Earl of Mountbatten’s funeral held in Burma.

1987

Shanbagh, Vandana Rao, Shiny and Usha sets record in the women’s category for 4x400m race in 3.31.55 seconds at Rome .

1988

The country goes without newspapers on this day as the entire newspaper industry had protested against the Defamation Bill.

1990

Rajya Sabha approves the Prasar Bharati Bill rejecting by voice vote three motions moved by the Congress(I) to refer the Bill to a joint select committee.

1998

Trishul and Akash test fired from Chandipore.

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