This Day in History on 4 July

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

Important Days

The first evening of Dree Festival, celebrated until July 7 (Apatani people, Arunachal Pradesh, India)

Important Events

1776: Representatives of 13 states of America signed the Declaration of Independence of this country in the city of Philadelphia.

1789: Agreement made between British East India Company, Peshwa of Pune, and Nizam of Hyderabad to attack Tipu Sultan territory.

1903: Dorothy Levitt became the first English woman to compete in a motor race.

1946: The Philippines gained independence from the United States.

1947: The “Indian Independence Bill” is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.

1997: NASA’s Pathfinder landed on Mars.

1999: Indian Army recaptured Tiger Hill.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Alluri Sitarama Raju
Gulzarilal Nanda

1790: Sir George Everest, a British surveyor, and geographer.

1897: Alluri Seeta Rama Raju, an Indian revolutionary.

1897: Nanak Singh, an Indian poet, songwriter, and novelist of the Punjabi language.

Devendra Kumar Joshi
Amol Rajan

1898: Gulzarilal Nanda, former Prime Minister of India.

1916: Naseem Banu, an Indian film actress.

1933: Konijeti Rosaiah, an Indian politician.

1954: Devendra Kumar Joshi, 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy

1959: Neena Gupta, an Indian actress, and television director.

1983: Amol Rajan, Indian-English journalist

Death/ Death Anniversary


1826: John Adams, the second president of the United States.

1831: James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

1902: Swami Vivekananda, an Indian Hindu monk.

1934: Marie Curie, a Polish and naturalized-French physicist, and chemist.

Hiren Bhattacharyya
Pingali Venkayya

1963: Pingali Venkayya, an Indian freedom fighter and the designer of the flag on which the Indian national flag was based.

2012: Hiren Bhattacharyya, Indian poet and author (b. 1932)

2020: Bhakti Charu Swami, a spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History