History is one of the key subjects which will help you getting through exams like UPSC, SSC etc. Dates and events form an important part of this subject. We present you the article titled Today in History – March 1 – India and World which covers the major events of India and world that took place on this day in a chronological order.
What Happened On This Day in History – March 1
Today in History – March 1: “India”
1510: Francisco de Almeida, the first viceroy of Portuguese India died.
1776: Treaty of Purandhar was signed between Maratha minister Nana Phadnavis and Calcutta Council of English East India Company.
1796: Batavian Republic nationalised Dutch East Indian Company.
1944: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, politician and 7th Chief Minister of West Bengal, was born.
1951: Birth of Nitish Kumar, the present Chief Minister of Bihar.
1989: Death of Vasantdada Patil, politician and 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Today in History – March 1: “World”
1457: Unitas Fratatum was established along the borderland of Bohemia and Moravia, in the village of Kunvald.
1562: French Wars of Religion started with the massacre of 63 Huguenots in Wassy, France.
1565: City of Rio de Janerio was founded.
1633: On behalf of Cardinal Richelieu, Samuel de Champlain reclaimed his position as the commander of New France.
1713: During the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, the siege and destruction of Fort Neoheroka started.
1781: Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress.
1790: First time United States census was authorised.
1815: Napoleon returned to France after his banishment on Elba. This also marks the beginning of Hundred Days.
1893: Nikola Tesla gave the first ever public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1896: Henri Becquerel discovered radioactive decay.
1942: During WWII, Japanese forces landed on Java at Merak, Banten Bay, Indramayu and Kragan which were the power centres of Dutch East Indies.