Here is your daily dose of historical events. Today in History – September 5 several important things happened in both India and rest of the world. Let us take a look at those events from past and try to understand how they shaped the modern world that we live in. Let us try and understand what implications those events in history have in our daily lives today. We live the interpretation on you.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 5
Today in History – September 5: “India”
1457: Property tax passed in India.
1612: Navy of East India Company established.
1659: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s wife, Queen Saibai died.
1793: Britishers win against Mir Kasim in Battle of Udaynala near Rajmahal.
1888: Birth of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was eminent writer, renaissance philosopher and panentheist. He became first Vice President of free India and then became second President of free India. He was born in a place called Tiruttani close to Madras (now Chennai).
1918: Famous social reformer and famous industrialist, Ratanji Jamshetji Tata passed away.
1957: Rajya Sabha passes the Wealth Tax Bill.
1962: Birthday of Dr. Radhakrishnan declared as Teachers Day in India.
1967: Formation of Central Hindi Committee with Prime Minister being the chairperson.
1987: In Rome, two Indian female athletes – Shiny Abraham Wilson and P.T. Usha – represent India in Olympics. P.T. Usha ran in 4×400 meters relay, 400 meters and 400 meters relay.
1988: No newspaper printed in the country because the newspaper industry was protesting against Defamation Bill.
1990: Prasar Bharati Bill passed by Rajya Sabha. The three motions put forward by Congress (I) were rejected by voice vote.
1995: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Council consisting of 30 members was sworn-in. Indian Government conceded the council back in 1993.
1997: C. K. Jaffer Sharief – former minister of Railways gets chargesheets from CBI. He had more assets than what his income should have allowed.
1997: Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta at 9:30 PM because of heart attack.
1998: At Chandipur, Orissa (now Odisha), missiles Akash and Trishul were test fired.
1998: A nationwide strike called by All-India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation-affiliated teaches or colleges and universities.
Today in History – September 5: “World”
917: Liu Yan declared himself as the Emperor and thereby establishes in southern China – the Southern Han State. Panyu becomes the capital.
1590: Siege of Paris lifted after France’s Henry IV’s forces were defeated by forces of Alexander Farnese.
1666: Great Fire of London comes to an end. Only 6 people died because of the fire but 10,000 buildings were destroyed and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral was one of those buildings.
1697: During Battle of Hudson’s Bay of the War of Grand Alliance, English squadron defeated by a French warship under the command of Captain Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville.
1698: Russia’s Tsar Peter I puts taxes on bread except for peasantry and clergy. His aim was to westernize his nobility.
1725: Maria Leszczyńska’s and Louis XV’s wedding takes place.
1793: Reign of Terror initiated by French National Convention during the French Revolution.
1798: Jourdan Law in France makes conscription mandatory.
1816: Chambre introuvable (Unobtainable Chamber) had to be dissolved by Louis XVIII.
1839: War declared on China’s Qing Dynasty by United Kingdom.
1862: At White’s Ford, Potomac River is crossed during Maryland Campaign of American Civil War.
1882: New York City holds the first Labor Day Parade of United States.
1914: Beginning of First Battle of Marne during World War I. Advancing German forces (they were advancing into Paris) were defeated by a French offensive.
1918: The original Cheka decree published. It was named ‘On Red Terror’.
1941: Nazi Germany occupies whole of Estonian territory.
1972: Munich massacre takes place. “Black September” – a Palestinian terrorist group attacks and takes 11 Israeli athletes as hostage during Munich Olympic Games. 2 were killed during the attack. The remaining 9 athletes were murdered the very next day.
1977: Voyager 1 Spacecraft launched by NASA as a part of Voyager Program.
1990: 158 civilians slaughtered by Sri Lankan Army soldiers during Sri Lankan Civil War.