This Day in History on 5th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 5th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1294: Allauddin Khilji conquered Devagiri fort and the Yadav Empire.

1919: Charlie Chaplin, along with three others, formed the United Artists Company.

1922: The first issue of Reader’s Digest was published.

1948: After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Vinayak Savarkar was arrested due to security restrictions.

1952: First general elections held in independent India.

1994: Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.

1997: The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
2000: Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.

2003: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced that PSLV C-4, a meteorological satellite launched by India in 2002, has been named after astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

2004: Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.

2007: Sunita Williams of Indian descent became the woman to spend the most time in space.

2008: A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
2020:United States President Donald Trump is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Abhishek Bachchan

1905: Achyut Patwardhan, an Indian independence activist and political leader and founder of the Socialist Party of India.

1924: Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)

1933: Girija Keer, an Indian Marathi language writer from Maharashtra state.

1936: K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic

1949: Neela Satyanarayanan, the first female State Election Commissioner in Maharashtra.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

1976: Abhishek Bachchan, an Indian film actor and film producer.

1985: Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional footballer.

1990: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, an Indian international cricketer.

1992: Neymar, a Brazilian professional footballer.

Inayat Khan

Death/ Death Anniversary

1927: Inayat Rehmat Khan Pathan, the founder of the Sufi Order in the West and teacher of Universal Sufism.

1999: Indrani Rahman, an Indian classical dancer.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

2008: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian guru.

2010: Sujit Kumar, an Indian film actor, and producer.

Futher Reading

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