Today in History – January 4 – India and World gives you a scope to find the major and important historical events which took place on this day in India and World. This article will help you to understand how these historical events, from war to peace treaty or a government policy, shaped our present. So, let’s begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 4
Today in History – January 4: “India”
1881: Marathi Newspaper Kesari was published for the first time on this day. It was founded by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, a prominent freedom fighter.
1932: Gandhi was arrested after he started second Civil Disobedience Movement in India.
1966: Tashkent Peace talk between India and Pakistan started from this day.
1972: Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (first in Asia) was inaugurated in Delhi.
1994: R. D. Burman, famous Bollywood music director, passed away on this day at the age of 56.
Today in History – January 4: “World”
1642: England’s king Charles I attempted to arrest 5 members of Parliament pushing England into Civil War.
1762: Great Britain entered Seven Years’ War against Naples and Spain.
1847: Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the government of US.
1854: Captain William McDonald discovered McDonald Islands. He was sailing on Samarang.
1863: New Apostolic Church, a Christian Church, was established in Hamburg situated in Germany.
1865: New York Stock Exchange opened first headquarters (permanent one) near Wall Street in New York.
1878: During Russo-Turkish War, Russia liberated Sofia from Ottoman Empire. Later Sofia became the capital of Liberated Bulgaria in the year 1879.
1896: Utah is taken in as the 45th state of US.
1903: An elephant named Topsy was electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park which is situated in Coney Island. This gory incident was filmed by Edison film company and named the video as “Electrocuting an Elephant”.
1944: During WWII, Operation Carpetbagger begun in Europe. It involved air dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters.
1958: Sputnik 1 drops to Earth from its orbit.
1959: Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to go near the Moon.