Today In History – 5th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 5

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