This Day in History on 4th 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 4th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

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Important Events

1628: Shahjahan was enthroned and proclaimed emperor at Agra.

1757: Lord Clive remained unsuccessful after sending two ambassadors to make treaty with Siraj -Ud -Daula, while he was marching towards Calcutta.

1789: George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States.

1910: New Press Censorship bill announced; govt. say repressive measures necessary to halt unrest.

1922: The Chauri Chaura incident took place on at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province (modern Uttar Pradesh) in British India.

1922: After the violent agitation at Chauri Chaura, Mahatma Gandhi withdrew his non-cooperation agitation by fasting for three days.

1924: Mahatma Gandhi released from prison unconditionally at Bombay.

1936: Artificially created radium became the first radioactive element.

1944: Japanese attack Indian Seventh Army at Burma.

1944: Azad Hind Sena marched towards Delhi with the slogan ‘Chalo Delhi’ (Let’s go to Delhi).

1945: World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.

1948: Sri Lanka gained independence.

1948: Finance Minister announces the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after Sept 30, 1948.

1961: Dr. Bidhanchandra Roy, an internationally renowned doctor and sculptor of modern Bengal was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor of India.

1976: Lok Sabha’s life extended by one year.

1990: Ernakulam was declared the first totally literate district in India.

1994: India was elected to the executive boards of UNDP, UN Population Fund and UNICEF.

2004: Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin founded Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg became its first CEO.

M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician
M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1891: M. A. Ayyangar, the First Deputy Speaker and then-Speaker of the Lok Sabha in the Indian Parliament.

1902: Charles Lindbergh, an American aviator.

1917: Yahya Khan, a Pakistani general who served as the third President of Pakistan.

1922: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, an Indian vocalist from Karnataka.

1924: Kocheril Raman Narayan, ninth Vice President of India and then president of India, was born.

Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer
Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer

1938: Pandit Birju Maharaj, Classical Kathak dancer from India. 

1943: Ken Thompson, an American pioneer of computer science.

1943: Padma Subrahmanyam, an Indian classical Bharata Natyam dancer. 

1946: Dr. Satnarayan Nathulal Jatiya was born in Jawad, Distt. Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh).

1974: Urmila Matondkar, an Indian actress.

1984: Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer (d. 2013)

 Satyendra Nath Bose
Satyendra Nath Bose

Death/ Death Anniversary

1318: Banka Mahar, ‘bhagwatbhakt’, passed away by taking Samadhi.

1670: Tanaji Malusare, a military assistant of Maratha King Shivaji.

1934: Madhusudan Das “Utkal Gourab”, passed away. He was described as a great Indian patriot, who wore himself out is giving shape and reality to various nation-building schemes. He wrote a number of articles and poems both in Oriya, English and Bengali to fill people with enthusiasm and patriotism. He was the first non-official Vice Chairman and then Chairman of Cuttack District Board.

1974: Satyendra Nath Bose: a noted mathematician, professor and physicist, passed away at Calcutta. He contributed greatly to statistical mechanics, the electromagnetic properties of the ionosphere, the theories of X-ray crystallography and thermoluminescence, and unified field theory. Bose instituted “Planck’s Law and the Hypothesis of Light Quana” in 1924.

1993: D. C. Kothari, famous scientist and educationalist, passed away.

2001: Pankaj Roy, an Indian cricketer. He is best known for establishing the world record opening partnership of 413 runs.

2002: Bhagwan Dada, an Indian actor and film director.

Further Reading

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