Today in Indian History
Events for September 5

5-September-1457 Property Tax was passed.
5-September-1612 East India Company’s Navy eastablished.
5-September-1659 Queen Saibai, wife of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died.
5-September-1793 Mir Kasim lost To Britishers near Rajmahal in battle of Udaynala.
5-September-1846 Sir Charles Metkaf, Governor General of East India Company, died.
5-September-1872 V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, great freeom fighter, social reformer, prolific writer, politician and leader, was born at Ottapidaram village in Tamil Nadu.
5-September-1888 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), panentheist, great renaissance philosopher, eminent writer, free India’s first vice-president and second president, was born at Tiruttani near Madras.
5-September-1904 Bhalchandra Pandharinath Bahirat, editor and expert of Saint literature, was born.
5-September-1909 Phiroze Edulji Palia, left-hand batsman and slow spin bowler, was born in Mumbai. He played in India’s first Test at Lord’s in 1932.
5-September-1918 Ratanji Jamshetji Tata, famous Indian industrialist and social reformer, died.
5-September-1957 Wealth Tax Bill passed in Rajya Sabha.
5-September-1962 Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday declared as Teachers Day.
5-September-1967 Central Hindi Committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.
5-September-1979 Earl of Mountbatten’s funeral held in Burma.
5-September-1987 Shanbagh, Vandana Rao, Shiny and Usha sets record in the women’s category for 4x400m race in 3.31.55 seconds at Rome .
5-September-1988 The country goes without newspapers on this day as the entire newspaper industry had protested against the Defamation Bill.
5-September-1990 Rajya Sabha approves the Prasar Bharati Bill rejecting by voice vote three motions moved by the Congress(I) to refer the Bill to a joint select committee.
5-September-1995 30 member Ladakh Autonomous Hill Council sworn-in that was conceded by the Government of India in 1993.
5-September-1997 CBI chargesheets former Railway Minister C.K. Jaffer Sharief for possessing assets disproportionate to his income.
5-September-1997 Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity who was awarded with Nobel Prize (1979) and Bharat Ratna, died at the age of 87 due to heart attack late in the evening around 9:30 pm in Calcutta.
5-September-1998 Trishul and Akash test fired from Chandipore.
5-September-1998 University and college teachers affiliated to the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations call off their nation-wide strike.

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