Today in History – January 3 – India and World is designed for those people who are preparing for competitive exams, especially UPSC or Civil Services as popularly know. This article provides a snapshot of the most important historical events that took place on this day. Aspirants of government jobs can use this as a quick revision guide to recall whatever they studied earlier. So, let us get started.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 3
Today in History – January 3: “India”
1760: Veerapandia Kattabomman, Indian freedom fighter, was born on this day.
1831 – Social worker, Savitribai Phule, was born on this day.
2002: Satish Dhawan who was called as the “Father of Experimental Fluid Dynamics Research in India” passed away on this day.
Today in History – January 3: “World”
1749: New Hampshire Grants were, for the first time, by Benning Wentworth. It led to Vermont’s establishment.
1749: Berlingske was issued for the first time on this day. It is the oldest continually working newspaper in Denmark.
1777: In the Battle of Princeton, George Washington, American General, defeated Lord Cornwallis, British General.
1815: Austria, France and UK formed a clandestine defense alliance against Russia and Prussia.
1848: Joseph Jenkins Roberts became the first president of Liberia.
1861: During American Civil War, Delaware voted not to withdraw from US.
1888 : James Lick Telescope, which is at Lick Observatory, was used for the first time on this day. It was the largest refracting telescope in the world during that time. It measured 91 cm in diameter.
1925 : Benito Mussolini declared that he is going to be the dictator of Italy.
1944: During WWII, Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington flying Vought F4U Corsair was shot down by Captain Masajiro Kawato who was flying Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
1945: During WWII, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was made the head of US Naval forces. They were preparing to attack Japan’s Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
1947: US Congress’ proceedings were, for the first time, televised.
1999: NASA launched Mars Polar Lander.