Today in History – 5 February

1922

Chauri Chaura tragedy occurred in Gorakhpur District of United Province on this day, Gandhiji, following Chauri Chaura (U.P.) tragedy in which 22 police constables and one sub-inspector were burnt to death by a mob, fasts for five days and abandons Non-Cooperation Movement.

1931

Krishna Film Co., Bombay produced a 7,659 feet long ‘Krishnatone Talkie Programme No. 1’, which was released quite before the release of ‘Alam Ara,’ first talkie film of India. The Krishnatone Programme was censored at C.C. No. 9906 on February 5 and the programme contained the following:

  1. Arabic Song
  2. Indian Orchestra No.1
  3. Indian Orchestra No.2
  4. Indian Orchestra No.3
  5. Jal Tarang Solo
  6. Hindi Song No. 1
  7. Hindi Song No. 2
  8. Hindi Song No. 3
  9. Bengali Song
  10. Garba No. 1
  11. Garba No. 2
  12. Gujarati Comic Song
  13. Hindi Chorus Song No. 1
  14. Hindi Chorus Song No. 2
  15. Dilruba Solo
  16. Violin Solo
  17. Goanese Song

 

1949

Judgement on Gandhi’s murder; Godse and Apte to be executed.

1991

Gulf War airlift – The last of 1.2 lakh Indians in Kuwait manage to return to India.

1993

In a historic judgement of its kind the Supreme Court directs the Union Government to forcibly produce Manipur Speaker Dr. Borobabu Singh before it on March 23 in a contempt case.

2008

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritual leader, passed away in Vlodrop, Holland.

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