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 the IAS Exam. 

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

Important Days

Important Events

1558: Francisco Fernandes first used tobacco to make smoke.

1851: Establishment of the Geological Survey of India.

1931: The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed before the Second Round Table Conference.

1933: A severe recession caused US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to close all banks for a few days and ban financial transactions.

1966: A bill passed to take over a palace of King Wadiyar of Mysore in Bangalore.

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.

1998: Sindhurakshak submarine, brought from Russia, arrived in Mumbai.

2000: The Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka was dedicated to the country by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Birthday / Anniversary

1512: Gerardus Mercator, a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer, and cartographer.

1911: Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee, the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force.

1913: Gangubai Hangal, an Indian singer of Hindustani classical music.

1916: Biju Patnaik, an Indian politician, aviator, and businessman.

1925: Vasant Sathe, Congress leader, was born

1958: M. Nassar, an Indian film actor.

1959: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, was born

1963: Saurabh Shukla, an Indian film, theatre, and television actor.

1965: Pargat Singh, hockey legend, was born

1966: Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter was born

Death / Death Anniversary

1539: Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese admiral and politician, Governor of Portuguese India

1827: Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist, chemist, and pioneer of electricity and power.

1849: Mary Lyon, an American pioneer in women’s education.

1953: Joseph Stalin, Former Premier of the Soviet Union.

1968:  Narayan Govind Chapekar, Marathi writer from Maharashtra, Editor of Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika passed away

1989: Prithvi Singh Azad, an Indian independence activist, revolutionary, and one of the founder members of the Ghadar Party.

1995: Jalal Agha, an Indian actor, and director.

1996: Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, playback singer of Telugu film industry, passed away

2016: Raymond Tomlinson, a pioneering American computer programmer who implemented the first email program.

Further Reading

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