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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

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.

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

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

1947: Indian National Trade Union Congress Intak was established.

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

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: Kushabhau Thakre takes over as the new BJP President.

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

Birthday / Anniversary:

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.

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

Death / Death Anniversary:

1969: Dr. Zakir Hussain(1897-1969), third President of India and the first Muslim President who occupied this office on 13 May, 1967, passed away. He is also remembered as an educationist.

1971: Dhanjay Ramchandra Gadgil, a famous economist, passed away.

1977: Hamid Dalwai, father of Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal in Maharashtra, passed away.

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.

Further Reading

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