This Day in History on 3rd May

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

Important Days

  • Sun Day (International)
  • World Press Freedom Day

Important Events

Mir Kasim
Mir Kasim

1765: Clive became Governor of Bengal for the second time from England after he returned to Calcutta.

1908: Freedom fighter Prafulchand Chaki shot himself after executing Muzaffarpur bombings.

1913: Dadasaheb Phalke’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’, the first Indian silent film, released.

1927: Riots between Sikhs and Muslims in Lahore claim 14 lives and leave 100 injured.

1939: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose formed the All India Forward Bloc.

1947: Formation of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).

1962: Hundreds of Muslims are killed in clashes with Hindus in West Bengal

1964: Mir Kasim, with the backing of the Delhi Emperor, attacked Patna but this weak Emperor was defeated by the Britishers. Britishers became the rulers of Bengal, the richest province of India.

1969: Shri Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) became the acting President of India.

1997: Vijay Pradhan, additional senior counsel for Srikrishna Commission probing 1992-93 riots in Mumbai, resigns. He is not allowed to cross-examine Chief Minister Manohar Joshi.

1998: A historic decision by European leaders to accept the euro as the European currency.

1998: Kushabhau Thakre takes over as the new BJP President.

1999: Edwin Jaskulski, a 96-year-old man, set the world record for the 100m in 24.04 seconds.

1999: The infiltration of Pakistani soldiers on the Indian side resulted in the Kargil war.

1999: Cochin Port Trust men and Southern Railway women won the 21st Federation Cup volleyball titles in Pathanamthitta.

2002: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17.

Birthday / Anniversary

1469: Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher, and writer.

1718: Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, a great freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, was born at Ahlu village, Lahore.

1896: Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, great nationalist, lawyer, freedom fighter, barrister and member of the Rajya Sabha, was born at Panniyankara in Calicut, Kerala.

1936: Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], a famous singer, was born in Madras, India.

1951: Ashok Gehlot, an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

1959: Sadhvi Uma GulabSingh Bharti was born in Dunda, Distt. Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh).

Death / Death Anniversary

1912: Maulvi Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi, an Urdu novel writer, social and religious reformer, and orator.

1969: Zakir Husain, the third President of India.

1971: D. R. Gadgil, an Indian economist, institution builder, and the vice-chairman of the Planning Commission of India.

1977: Hamid Dalwai, an Indian social reformer, thinker, activist, and writer.

1981: Nargis Dutt, an Indian film actress.

1994: Election Commission recognises DMK headed by M. Karunanidhi as the rightful claimant to the symbol of the rising sun and the flag reserved for it.

2006: Pramod Mahajan, an Indian politician.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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