On this day 3 February

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.


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)