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This Day in History on 5th March

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

Important Days:

Important Events:

  • 1931 – The British Raj: Gandhi–Irwin Pact is signed.
  • 1979 – Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the German-American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 5 March 1851: Geological Survey of India (GSI) was established in Calcutta (now Kolkata)

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1966 – Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter was born
  • 1512 – Gerardus Mercator, Flemish mathematician, cartographer, and philosopher was born
  • 1916: Biju Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, was born
  • 1911 — Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee, first Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, was born
  • 1913 — Gangubai Hangal, Hindustani classical singer, was born
  • 1925 — Vasant Sathe, Congress leader, was born
  • 1959 — Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, was born
  • 1965 — Pargat Singh, hockey legend, was born

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 1995 — Jalal Agha, Hindi film actor, passed away
  • 1996 — Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, playback singer of Telugu film industry, passed away
  • 1968-  Narayan Govind Chapekar, Marathi writer from Maharashtra, Editor of Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika passed away
  • 1539 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese admiral and politician, Governor of Portuguese India

Futher Reading

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