December 4- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 4 December.

4-December-1661
Murad Baksh was executed on the charge of murdering Diwan Ali Nagi.
4-December-1796
Bajirao became the second Peshwa.
4-December-1829
Britain abolished "sati" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre).
4-December-1888
Romesh Chandra Majumdar, great Bengali historian, was born.
4-December-1894
Swami Brahmanand was born at Hamirpur district in UP. He joined freedom movement and participated in Salt Satyagraha, Non Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. He also established Brahmanand Inter College (1938), Brahmanand Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (1943) and Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya (1960).
4-December-1898
Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan, Indian Scientist and Physicist-Philosopher, was born in Tamil Nadu.
4-December-1910
Amar Singh Ladha Nakum, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties), was born at Rajkot.
4-December-1910
Ramaswami Venkataraman, former President of India (1987-92), was born.
4-December-1910
Motilal, famous film actor, was born.
4-December-1919
Inderkumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, was born at Jhelum (Pakistan).
4-December-1920
Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), was born in Jhansi, India.
4-December-1924
Gateway of India was inagurated by Lord Riding.
4-December-1940
Khurshid Novrojee, freedom fighter, was arrested for not giving prior intimation to go in tribal area. She had founded Gujarat, Kathiwad and Bombay Presidency "Women Voluntary Amry".
4-December-1959
Power Project was signed betwen India and Nepal, an agreement on the Gandak Irrigation.
4-December-1973
Mohan Rakesh, famous modern Hindi dramatist, novelist and story writer, passed away.
4-December-1977
Ajit Agarkar, promising Indian ODI all-rounder, was born.
4-December-1982
Asian Games at Delhi concluded.
4-December-1989
Hardeo Joshi replaces Shiv Charan Mathur as CM of Rajasthan.
4-December-1990
Maharashtra Gomantak Party withdraws support to Goa ministry led by Dr. Luis Proto Barbosa.
4-December-1991
Lok Sabha approves a vital bill seeking to bring sick public sector units within the purview of the BIFR.
4-December-1992
RBI devalues Rupee by 1.18 \% against the US dollar. India emerges overall champions with 10 golds; 8 silver and 14 bronzes in the 4th Asian Junior Athletic meet in New Delhi.
4-December-1993
Bahadur Prasad wins the second gold medal in 5000 m in Asian Track and Field meet in Manila.
4-December-1993
Mulayam Singh Yadav, takes over as CM of UP; Bhairon Singh Sekhawat of Congress sworn in as CM of Rajasthan.
4-December-1997
Lok Sabha was dissolved with immediate effect and new House was to be constituted by March 15 next.
4-December-1997
World Bank commits to Haryana a loan of $600 millions (about Rs. 2,350 crores) - largest single bank loan to any State.
4-December-1998
Christians across the country observe a protest day against the recent attacks on the community and its institutions.
4-December-1998
Sonia Gandhi said the Congress(I) was prepared to meet the challenge of contesting a mid-term poll if it was forced on the country. But it would not take any initiative to pull down the BJP-led coalition.
4-December-1998
Ilayaraja, nusic composer, selected for the Lata Mangeshkar award instituted by the Madhya Pradesh Government.
4-December-1999
A batch of 1,690 Indian soldiers leave for Sierra Leone to join the U.N. Mission to implement the peace accord.
4-December-1999
Uman J. Shah is sworn in West Bengal Governor.
4-December-2000
India deports TULF functionary-turned LTTE supporter M.K. Eelavendhan, a Chennai resident for over a decade.

 

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