05 March – This Day in History

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 05 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

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