This Day in History on 3rd February

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 February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Setsubun (Japan)
  • Veterans’ Day (Thailand)

Important Events

1509 – The Portuguese navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa at the Battle of Diu in Diu, India. Almeida was the first Portuguese to arrive in Bombay by sea in 1509. 

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1816 – Ram Singh Kuka, Indian credited with starting the Non-cooperation movement

1906 – George Adamson, Indian-English author and activist (d. 1989)

1963 – Raghuram Rajan, Indian economist and academic


Death/ Death Anniversary

1969 – C. N. Annadurai, Indian journalist and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Madras State (b. 1909)

2012 – Raj Kanwar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)

2016 – Balram Jakhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of Madhya Pradesh (b. 1923)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History