today in history 5 March

1699

Maharaja Jaisingh-II crowned as King of Jaipur kingdom and sat on Amber throne.

1851

Geological Survey of India was established in Calcutta.

1868

Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar Save Dada alias, who filmed the felicitation function of Wrangler R. P. Paranjapye, was born. This film was titled as “”The Fresh Indian Regular of Cambridge University.”” He was the First Short Documentary Film Maker of Inndi

1905

Shushila Didi, great freedom fighter, was born at Datton Chuhad village, Punjab. She is remembered for her association in the revolutionary activities of Bhagat Singh.

1931

Mahatma Gandh & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign a pact referred in Indian History as “”Gandhi-Irwin Pact””, after which the civic disobedience movement was taken

1948

C. Rajagopalachari appointed the first Indian Governor General to succeed Lord Mountbatten on 21 June.

1995

India and China agree to open two new border points including Nathu La (Sikkim) to facilitate meetings between their military personnel.

1999

The indigenously-built multi-barrel rocket launcher ”Pinaka” is successfully test-fired at Chandipur-on-sea in Orissa.

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