Today in Indian History
Events for October 3

3-October-1831 Britishers captured Mysore.
3-October-1880 Sakuntal Sangeet held in Anandodbhav Auditorium in Pune. Annasaheb Kirloskar presented the first musical play in Marathi.
3-October-1890 Laxminarayan Sahu, litterateur, journalist and social reformer, was born.
3-October-1903 Swami Ramanand Tirth, politician and educationist, was born.
3-October-1906 Govind Vinayak Devansthali, Sanskrit researcher, dictionary creator, professor and journalist, was born in Bombay.
3-October-1907 Mansukhlal Maganlal Zaveri, famous Gujrati poet and critic, was born.
3-October-1913 Sudangsu Abinash Banerjee, ‘Montu’, cricketer, (5 wickets, 1 test vs West Indies) was born in Calcutta.
3-October-1950 India protests U.N. troops’ crossing of 38th parallel in New York.
3-October-1957 Republican Party of India established.
3-October-1977 Indira Gandhi arrested on charges of official corruption in New Delhi.
3-October-1978 Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay claimed the credit of India’s first and the birth of world’s second test-tube baby Durga Agrawal, who was born in Belle Vue Nursing Home in Calcutta.
3-October-1984 India’s longest distance train Himsagar Express (from Jammu Tavi to Kanya Kumari) was first flagged.
3-October-1985 Morocco breaks diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi announced its recognition of the Saharwi Arab Democratic Republic.
3-October-1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh after 30 months of being held captive.
3-October-1991 Ganpatrao Tapase, former Governor of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, died.
3-October-1992 Geet Sethi beats holder Mike Russel of Britain (2529-718) to become the first Indian to win the World Professional Billiards championship in Bombay.
3-October-1994 Bhushan Tiwari, famous Hindi film actor of yesteryears, died.
3-October-1996 National Conference swept back to power in J & K with a landslide victory.
3-October-1996 Second phase of UP polling.
3-October-1997 Devi Lal floats a new party ‘Haryana Lok Dal’.
3-October-1997 Financial and operational autonomy to be given to 97 profit-making public sector enterprises (‘mini-ratnas’) other than the navaratnas.
3-October-1999 Insp N Gojen Singh won a ‘silver’ medal in 10,000 m. race and 6th position in 5,000 m. race in the 8th Asian Junior Athletic Championship ( International Level) held at Singapore.
3-October-1999 India finished with seven silver and four bronze medals in the Asian Junior Athletic Championship in Singapore.
3-October-2000 India and Russia sign a declaration on strategic partnership.
3-October-2000 Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee buys peace with the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee by agreeing to a partial rollback of the hike in prices of petroleum products.

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