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 to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1857: Queen Victoria was declared Queen of India also.

1922: Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

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.

1973: Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the world’s first mobile call.

1975: Bobby Fischer refused to play in a chess match against Anatoy Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.

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.

2000: INS Aditya, an all-India fuel tanker, entered the Navy’s fleet.

2010: Apple released the first version of the iPad, a tablet computer.

2016: The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, revealed the confidential information of about 2, 14,488 companies.

2018: YouTube headquarters shooting.

Birthday / Anniversary

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

1903: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, an Indian social reformer and freedom activist.

1903: Maniben Patel, an Indian independence movement activist, and Politician.

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

1914: Sam Manekshaw, the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War.

1934: Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist.

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

1952: H. C. Verma, an Indian experimental physicist, and a professor.

1954: K. Krishnasamy, Indian physician and politician

1955: Hariharan, an Indian playback, bhajan, and ghazal singer.

1962: Jaya Prada, an Indian film actress, and politician.

1973: Prabhu Deva, an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer, and actor.

1973: Nilesh Kulkarni, Indian cricketer

Death / Death Anniversary

1325: Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sunni Muslim scholar and Sufi saint.

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

1680: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, an Indian warrior-king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.

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.

1998: Mary Cartwright, a British mathematician.

1998: Harkisan Mehta, a Gujarati author, and journalist from India.

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

2017: Kishori Amonkar, a leading Indian classical vocalist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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