Today In History – 4Th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 4

4-March-1858 J. P. Walker, British Officer, along with 200 prisoners who were mainly from the Indian Sepoy Mutiny, sailed from Calcutta to start a new settlement in the Andaman Islands.
4-March-1879 Bethune’ College of Calcutta was established as the pioneer of women s college education in India.
4-March-1895 Surendra Singh Majithia, great industrialist, was born.
4-March-1906 Hakim Abdul Majid started his medial dispensary under the name of Hamdard Dawakhana at Delhi.
4-March-1919 Jagtindar Nath Beri, physics expert, was born.
4-March-1924 Shyam Lal Gupt ‘Parshad’ wrote the song ‘Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara’.
4-March-1925 Jyotirindranath Tagore, great Bengali litterateur and poet, passed away.
4-March-1927 Dr. Laxminarayan Lal was born.
4-March-1939 Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, passed away at Philadelphia.
4-March-1951 Eleven countries and 489 male and female athletes participated in the first Asian Games started at National Stadium in New Delhi.
4-March-1961 First Indian aircraft carrier naval fighter vessel ”I.N.S. Vikrant” was commissioned in Belfast.
4-March-1990 Congress (I) gains absolute majority in Arunachal Pradesh; Gegong Apang CM.
4-March-1990 Sunderlal Patwa (BJP) and D. Ramachandran (DMK) named CM’s of Madhya Pradesh and Pondicherry respectively.
4-March-1990 V. P. Singh resigns as party president, but asked to continue.
4-March-1991 Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha presents mid-term budget, cut in food and fertiliser subsidy, amounting to Rs. 934 crore, proposed.
4-March-1994 Lech Walesa, Polish President, visit India.
4-March-1995 Kakrapar nuclear power station’s second unit located near Surat synchronised to the western grid after mandatory tests.
4-March-1996 India and EU agree on a plan to boost trade ties.
4-March-1996 King of Bhutan arrives in India for a three-day state visit.
4-March-1996 Union govt. decides to set up a national grid for the distribution of petroleum products.
4-March-1997 Govt. not to print Re. 1 , Rs. 2 & Rs. 5 currency notes any more, as these three denominations have been coinised.
4-March-2000 Geeta Mukherjee (76), veteran communist leader, died of a massive heart attack in New Delhi. Popularly known as ‘Geetadi’, she won every Lok Sabha election from Panskura in West Bengal since 1980.
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