Today in History – 4 July

today in history 4 july

1729

Kanhoji Angre, former Chief of Navy in Maratha kingdom, died.

1776

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.

1789

British East India Company signed a treaty with the Nizam of Hyderabad and Peshwa of Pune against Tipu Sultan, King of Mysore, on the understanding that a cavalry of 10,000 would attack Tipu’s territory and the conquered area would be divided amongst the three.

1826

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, died on this day within five hours of each other, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Both men had been central in the drafting of the historic document; Jefferson had authored it, and Adams, who was known as the “colossus of the debate,” served on the drafting committee and had argued eloquently for the declaration’s passage.

1897

Nanaksingh, famous Punjabi novelist, was born in a Hindu family in village Chak Hamid, Tehsil Dadan Khan, District Jhelum (now in Pakistan).

1897

Alluri Seetaram Raju, freedom fighter, was born in a Kshatriya clan in Andhra Pradesh. He is rememberred as one of the great sons of India in the annals of Indian history who fought valiantly for his motherland in the early period of the freedom movement.

1899

Vishnuprasad Ranchhoddas Trivedi, famous critic in Gujrati, educationist and author, was born at Umreth, Gujarat .

1900

Swami Shivanand Saraswati, religious leader, was born.

1902

Swami Vivekanand (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), Indian religious leader and social reformer, died at Memorial Rock, KanyaKumari. His brilliant career came to a sudden end only at the age of 39.

1933

Mahatma Gandhi sentenced to one year imprisonment.

1989

Union Deputy Ministers were promoted to the rank of Ministers of State.

1991

Fourth test of missile ‘Prithvi’.

1992

Sanskrit made a compulsory subject from sixth to intermediate classes in Uttar Pradesh.

1999

The Indian Army recaptured Tiger Hill after a 11 hour assault, and hoisted the tri-colour atop the 16,500 ft. peak.

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