Here is a snapshot of what happened in History on September 3. The historical events listed here sums that of India and rest of the world separately. Enjoy your daily dose of history!
What Happened On This Day in History – September 3
Today in History – September 3: “India”
1767: Hyder Ali, with help of Nizam’s forces, defeat British army at Changama Battle in first war of Mysore. Colonel Smith was leading the British forces. The British had to agree to a humiliating peace.
1906: Birth of Prithviraj Kapoor. He is a veteran actor in Indian films and he immortalized his name in Indian film industry by playing the role of Akbar in the famous movie Mugul-E-Azam.
1916: Indian Home Rule movement started by Annie Besant.
1953: Death of India’s famous Tabla player – Laxmanrao Parvatkar (known as Khaprumama).
1965: For defending Akhnoor from invading Pakistani Army, India sends additional brigades as reinforcements.
1979: M. M. Bhatnagar becomes India’s Narcotics Commissioner.
1987: Viswanathan Anand becomes India’s first Grandmaster at the age of 17. He also became world’s youngest Grandmaster with that.
1992: Verdict given on Bofors case by Delhi High Court gets challenged in Supreme Court.
1995: Bharatiya Lok Panchayat – a new party was formed by MP and lawyer – Ram Jethmalani. The idea behind the party was to help India shed off all evils.
Today in History – September 3: “World”
36 BCE: Pompeian resistance to Second Triumvirate ends as Pompey’s son Sextus Pompey gets defeated to Octavian’s admiral Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in Battle of Naulochus.
301: Oldest republic of world to still exist and one of world’s smallest nation – San Marino is founded. Founder was Saint Marinus.
863: An Arab raid put down at Battle of Lalakaon by Byzantine forces – a major victory for Byzantine empire.
1189: At Westminster, Richard “the Lionheart” (Richard I of England) was crowned.
1260: Mongols defeated by Mamluks in Palestine’s Battle of Ain Jalut. This is when the Mongols’ western expansion was halted once and for all.
1666: Great London Fire burns down the Royal Exchange.
1812: In Indiana, Pigeon Roost Massacre takes place. 24 settlers were killed.
1879: Kabul’s British Residency run over by Afghan forces and 72 British soldiers along with envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari were killed for good.
1914: French positions assaulted by Germans at Nancy city, marking the start of Battle of Grand Couronné. This was during World War I.
1939: After German invaded Poland, Australia, UK, New Zealand and France declare war on Germany during World War II. The later became allies.
1954: First Taiwan Strait Crisis begins after PLA (Chinese Army) starts shelling Quemoy islands that were controlled by Republic of China.
1967: Dagen H in Sweden takes place. Overnight the traffic rule of driving on left changes to driving on right.
1971: Qatar becomes independent state.
1976: Viking 2 – the American spacecraft lands on Mars’ Utopia Planitia.
1994: People’s Republic of China and Russia come to an agreement to de-target their nuclear weapons targeted towards each other.
1997: 64 people killed when Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 crashed while approaching Phnom Penh airport.