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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
3/5/1699 Maharaja Jaisingh-II crowned as King of Jaipur kingdom and sat on Amber throne.
3/5/1851 Geological Survey of India was established in Calcutta.
3/5/1868 Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar alias Save Dada, 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 India.
3/5/1905 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.
3/5/1916 Biju Patnaik, famous Oriya leader and Chief Minister, was born.
3/5/1918 Shriranga Vasudev Sohoni also known as ""Ranga Sohoni"", Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101), was born in Nimbora, Maharashtra.
3/5/1919 M.L. Kapoor, great industrialist, was born at Lahore.
3/5/1922 Ebrahim Suleman Maka, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests vs West Indies1952), was born at Daman.
3/5/1931 Mahatma Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign a pact referred in Indian History as ""Gandhi-Irwin Pact"", after which the civic disobedience movement was taken back.
3/5/1948 C. Rajagopalachari appointed the first Indian Governor General to succeed Lord Mountbatten on 21 June.
3/5/1961 Sachin Sengupta, famous writer, dramatist and journalist, passed away.
3/5/1989 Bhagwat Jha Azad, Bihar CM, resigns.
3/5/1989 Baba Prithvisingh, founder of Labour Party, passed away.
3/5/1990 Government announces an interim relief of Rs. 360 crore to 5 lakh victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
3/5/1991 Congress threatens to withdraw support to the minority government of Chandrasekhar on the issue of police surveillance in Rajiv Gandhi's residence.
3/5/1992 Sunder, comedy actor, passed away.
3/5/1993 The government de-reserves the mining industry throwing it open to private sector as well as to foreign investment.
3/5/1995 India and China agree to open two new border points including Nathu La (Sikkim) to facilitate meetings between their military personnel.
3/5/1995 Jalal Aga, famous comedian and character artist, passed away.
3/5/1997 Pravin Thipsay wins the United Insurance GM chess tournament in Dhaka.
3/5/1999 Geet Sethi won the 1999 World matchplay billiards championship in Midsomer Norton.
3/5/1999 The indigenously-built multi-barrel rocket launcher ''Pinaka'' is successfully test-fired at Chandipur-on-sea in Orissa.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/19/1913Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, was born.
5/19/1913Alauddin Khilji captured Chittorhgarh after defeating Rana Bhim Singh. Before the capture, Padmini, the beautiful queen along with several hundred females, had sacrificed herself in fire (Jouhar Pratha). This whole battle was fought due to Padmini.
12/9/1993Virbhadra Singh sworn in as Congress CM of Himachal Pradesh.
11/2/190850 years after the start of direct rule, Edward VII talks of 'prudently extending' democracy.
3/27/1999World No. 2 Viswanathan Anand won the title with a round to spare in the rapid section of the Amber rapid and blindfold chess tournaments in Monte Carlo.
10/16/1999A woman is elected as the Speaker of the Sikkim Assembly.
6/20/1916Sreemati Nathibai Damodher Thackersey (SNDT) Indian Women' s University, first women's and the fifth Indian University, was established in Pune by D.K. Karve.
2/14/1924Ikramullah (Ikram Sagri) Khan, famous Hindi poet, was born at Rehli in Madhya Pradesh.
3/9/1999Rabri Devi is sworn in Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time.
4/15/1976India announces it will send an envoy to Peking, first time in 15 years.