This Day in History on 3rd April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 3rd April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

1857: Queen Victoria was declared Queen of India also.

1926: Muslim-Hindu riots destroy temples, killing 12, and wounding 100 in Calcutta.

1932: Boycott of British goods was so widespread that 70\% of cotton products were now thought to have come from Japan.

1946: Sagarmal Gopa, devoted patriot, freedom fighter and political worker, was burnt alive.

1956: Nehru announces that troops have been sent to control Naga tribal people in the Burmese border area, who are asking for a separate state.

1966: First Indian-made computer commissioned in Jadavpur University campus.

1984: Bombay beat Delhi in the first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.

1984: Sikh terrorists kill a member of Parliament in his home in New Delhi.

1988: Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan

1992: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), was formed.

1992: Nagaland brought under President’s rule.

1994: S.Bangarappa, former CM, launches his Karnataka Congress Party.

1999: India’s INSAT-2E multipurpose telecommunications satellite is successfully launched from the Kourou space station in French Guyana.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1781: Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (d. 1830)

1903: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, famous politician, freedom fighter and social worker, was born in South Kanara, Karnataka.

1912: M. Varadarajan, educationist and author, was born at Tirupattur.

1914: Sam Hormuj Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India’s first Field Marshal, was born. He was better known as “Sam Manekshaw”

1914: Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (d. 2008)

1950: Jayprakash Shankarrao Mundada, cabinet Minister of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, was born.

1954: K. Krishnasamy, Indian physician and politician

1973: Nilesh Kulkarni, Indian cricketer

Death / Death Anniversary:

1670: Tanaji Malusure, the right hand of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, passed away during the battle of Singhgad fort.

1680: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, great Maratha emperor, patriot, soldier, freedom fighter, revolutionary and great son of India, passed away at Raigarh fort. His son Sambhaji succeeded to the throne in May.

1700: Sikandar, former Sultan of Vijapur, passed away at Satara in the imprisonment of Mughals.

1978: Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru, social reformer, and politician passed away.

1987: S.H. Vatsyayan passed away.

2012: Govind Narain, Indian politician, 8th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1917)

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