Today In History – 1st March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 1

1-March-1510 Francisco de Almeida, Viceroy of Protuguese India, passed away in a battle.
1-March-1640 Britishers were allowed to do commercial activities in Madras.
1-March-1775 Purandhar Treaty was singed between Nana Phadnavis and British Army.
1-March-1818 Singhgad won by the Britishers after the end of Peshwa kingdom.
1-March-1901 Vaidya Jogeshchandra Banerjee was born.
1-March-1903 Pareshchandra Bhattacharya, former Gonerner of Indian Reserve Bank, was born.
1-March-1905 Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hire was born.
1-March-1908 Tata Iron & Steel Company was the first steel company to be established in India.
1-March-1908 A.E.T. Barrow, educationist, was born.
1-March-1909 First Indian Iron Company ‘Tata Iron and Steel’ established.
1-March-1910 The Dalai Lama is welcomed in Darjeeling.
1-March-1914 Minto Gilbert Jhon Alieat, former viceroy of India, passed away.
1-March-1916 Habib Rahman, great Architect, was born at Calcutta.
1-March-1917 J.F.Maden gave a preview of the first Bengali fiction film ‘Satyawadi Raja Harischandra.’
1-March-1917 Kartar Singh Duggal, famous author, was born at Dhamyal, Pakistan.
1-March-1919 Mahatma Gandhi announced his desire to start ‘Satyagraha’ against proposed Rowlatt Act meant to curb civil and political liberties.
1-March-1924 Naresh Mehta was born.
1-March-1930 Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950’s), was born in Madras.
1-March-1939 Satish Kumar Sareen was born in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan). He became the Air Chief Marshal.
1-March-1950 The population figure for India is announced as 347,340,000.
1-March-1951 NitishKumar RamLakhanSingh was born in Bakhtiarpur, Distt. Patna (Bihar).
1-March-1955 Pakistan vs India five Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw.
1-March-1960 National Aeronautical Research Laboratory moves to Bangalore with offices at Palace Road and Jayamahal Road. It soon becomes National Aeronautical Laboratory. Dr Nilakantan invites Dr D M Rao to lead the 4 ft tunnel project.
1-March-1961 The first AN-12B arrived in India. This was added in the force because of the increasing frequency of clashes with Chinese forces on the Sino-lndian Himalayan border and the need that these revealed for yet further increase in airlift capability, together with a requirement for medium helicopters suitable for high-altitude operation, orders were placed in the Soviet Union for eight Antonov An- 12B and 24IL-yushin 11- 14 transport aircraft plus 10 Mi-4 helicopters.
1-March-1962 Gaya University renamed as Magadh University.
1-March-1963 25 Sqn, AF was formed with 04XAN-12 aircraft acquired from the erstwhile USSR. This was to supply lines to the Army in the Northern Sector encompassing J&K and Ladakh regions.
1-March-1968 Salil Ashok Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989), was born in Solapur.
1-March-1971 Central Translation Bureau was setup as a subordinate office under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Bureau undertakes translation work of manuals, codes, forms and other non-statutory procedural literature of various ministries, departments, offices of the Central Government and Undertakings, Banks etc.
1-March-1971 General Election ( 5th) of India begins.
1-March-1978 Justice Y. Y. Chandrachud is sworn in as the Chief Justice of India.
1-March-1979 Jairamdas Doulatram, great national leader, freedom fighter and journalist, passed away at Delhi. He played a vital role to recognised Sindhi as one of the national laguages of India.
1-March-1985 Rajendra Sethia, the biggest personal bankrupt ever, arrested in New Delhi.
1-March-1987 A Pakistani official quoted as saying, “”Pakistan has nuclear bomb capabilities at New Delhi’
1-March-1989 Vasantdada Banduji Patil, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Governor of Rajasthan, passed away.
1-March-1990 BJP swept to power in Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, shares power with JD in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
1-March-1990 JD secures four-fifth majority in Orissa Assembly elections; Biju Patnaik becomes the new CM.
1-March-1992 Anant Gundopant Tendulkar, great journalist, passed away.
1-March-1993 India develops Phased Array Radars critical for its “”Akash”” surface-to-air missile and launches its indigenous main battle tank ‘Arj
1-March-1993 Narayan Ganesh Goray passed away (1-5-98).
1-March-1994 Manmohan Desai, famous Hindi film maker, passed away. He was 57.
1-March-1995 Iftikar, famous character actor, died.
1-March-1996 Supreme Court frees CBI from the control of PM Rao and directs that CBI would take no instruction or permission from or report to any authority personally interested in or likely to be affected by the investigation into the hawala case.
1-March-1997 Gopi Chand and P.V.V. Lakshmi retain individual titles and India takes team titles in SAARC badminton in Colombo.
1-March-1997 India `A’ blanks Sri Lanks 5-0 in the inaugural tennis `Tests’ in Delhi.
1-March-1997 India under-19 team wins third `Test’, claims three-test series 2-0 win in Matara.
1-March-1998 Bharat Ratna is awarded to Dr. A.J.P. Abdul Kalam, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, and Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi, Carnatic musician. The award is also conferred posthumously on film director Satyajit Ray, freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali and former Prime Minister Gulzari Lal Nanda.
1-March-2000 Gopichand wins the Indian Oil Servo National badminton championship at Kochi-making it four in a row.
1-March-2000 P.Harikrishna becomes India’s youngest International Master in the Sangli International chess tournament.
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