Today in History – February 4 – India and World – as the name suggests – is an article designed to provide the most important historical events that took place on this very day in both India and rest of the world. The events are all summed up in chronological order to ensure that it becomes easy to memorize those events. The reason for creating this article is to provide a study aid for the aspirants of UPSC, SSC and similar exams who need to be very well adept with both Indian and world history. So, let us learn about the events that took place on this very day but back in time.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 4
Today in History – February 4: “India”
1934: Madhusudan Das – the person who made modern Odisha – died on this day. He was famous as Utkal Gourab (Pride of Odisha).
1948: RSS was banned on this day.
1948: Nationalization of the Reserve Bank of India was announced by the then Finance Minister of India.
1974: Satyendra Nath Bose – one of the most eminent physicists of India – died on this day.
1976: Life of Lok Sabha was extended by one year during emergency period.
Today in History – February 4: “World”
1454: During the Thirteen Years’ War, Grand Master received a formal act of disobedience from the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation.
1758: Macapá which is in Brazil was founded on this day.
1789: US Electoral College unanimously elected George Washington as US first President .
1794: Legislature of France abolished slavery in all territories of the French First Republic.
1801: John Marshall became the first Chief Justice of United States of America.
1810: Guadeloupe was seized by Royal Navy.
1889: With the Battle of Manila, Philippine-American War started.
1945: During WWII, American troops liberated the campus of Santo Tomas University (which was used as a camp by Japanese army) from the Japanese forces.
1945: During WWII, Yalta Conference started at Livadia Palace in Crimea. The conference was between the Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.
1945: During WWII, Japanese Army and British Indian Army were involved in Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
1948: Ceylon became independent from British rule. Ceylon is present Sri Lanka.