Thursday, May 3, 2012

Today in Indian History


3-May-1718 Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, great freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, was born at Ahlu village, Lahore.
3-May-1764 Mir Kasim, with the backing of Delhi Emperor, attacked on Patna but this weak Emperor was defeated by Britishers. Britishers became the rulers of Bengal, the richest province of India.
3-May-1765 Clive became Governor of Bengal for second time from England after he returned to Calcutta.
3-May-1896 Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, great nationalist, lawyer, freedom fighter, barrister and member of the Rajya Sabha, was born at Panniyankara in Calicut, Kerala.
3-May-1913 Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, more generally known as Dada Saheb Phalke, was responsible for the production of India's first fully indigenous silent four-reel feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' which heralded the birth of the Indian film industry. The film had titles in Hindi and English and was released on May 3, 1913 at the Coronation Cinematograph in Bombay.
3-May-1927 Riots between Sikhs and Muslims in Lahore claims 14 lives and leaves 100 injured.
3-May-1936 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], famous singer, was born in Madras, India.
3-May-1945 Hurricane-equipped squadrons played a major role in the Arakan offensive which began in December 1944, disrupting the enemy's lines of communication and constantly harrying the Japanese forces until victory was achieved with the re-occupation of Rangoon.
3-May-1947 Indian National Trade Union Congress Intak was established.
3-May-1959 Sadhvi Uma GulabSingh Bharti was born in Dunda, Distt. Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh).
3-May-1962 Hundreds of Muslims are killed in clashes with Hindus in West Bengal.
3-May-1969 Shri Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) became the acting President of India.
3-May-1969 Dr. Zakir Hussain(1897-1969), third President of India and the first Muslim President who occupied this office on 13 May, 1967, passed away. He is also remembered as an educationist.
3-May-1971 Dhanjay Ramchandra Gadgil, famous economist, passed away.
3-May-1977 Hamid Dalwai, father of Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal in Maharashtra, passed away.
3-May-1994 Election Commission recognises DMK headed by M. Karunanidhi as the rightful claimant to the symbol of rising sun and the flag reserved for it.
3-May-1997 Vijay Pradhan, additional senior counsel for Srikrishna Commission probing 1992-93 riots in Mumbai, resigns. He is not allowed to cross-examine Chief Minister Manohar Joshi.
3-May-1998 Kushabhau Thakre takes over as the new BJP President.
3-May-1999 Cochin Port Trust men and Southern Railway women won the 21st Federation Cup volleyball titles in Pathanamthitta