History is important. It helps us assess our previous mistakes or simply allows us to learn about our past and roots. So, let us take a quick look into historical snapshots of today, that is September 4. Today in History – September 4 gives the list of historical events in India and rest of the world as separate lists.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 4
Today in History – September 4: “India”
1665: Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Mughals signed Raja Jai Singh treaty of Purandar.
1776: Treaty of Purandar signed between Supreme Council of Bengal in Calcutta of British East India Company and Maratha Peshwa.
1825: Birth of Dadabhai Naoroji at Gujarat’s Navsari. He was the person who created the term ‘Swaraj’ and he was also a merchant and first Indian ever to be in the British Parliament.
1880: Birth of Bengali politician and littérateur – Bhupendranath Dutt.
1887: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi left for London for studying law.
1921: Ultimatum to Madras rebels sent by British government demanding surrender within 48 hours.
1946: Interim government is formed in India.
1947: Fast broken by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
1952: Famine relief aid from Peking returned back by India on grounds that it had political strings attached to it.
1962: Birth of famous Indian wicket keeper – Kiran Shankar More. He played from 1986 to 1993 and did wicket keeping in 49 test matches.
1967: 200 people killed in Maharashtra after Koyna Dam was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.5.
1983: Solar array of INSAT-1B doesn’t deploy completely. The satellite runs into a snag.
1990: Prasar Bharati Bill opposed by Congress (I) stating that the party wishes to send the bill to a select committee.
1993: Addresses such as Your Lordship, My Lord etc. abolished nationwide by lawyers in India and new addresses like Your Honour, Sir etc. are adopted.
1993: New Bank of India merges with PNB or Punjab National Bank.
1996: Central Bureau of Investigation questions Narasimha Rao.
1998: Suresh Prabhu – Union Minister for Environment and Forests acquitted by Mumbai Metropolitan Court in a cheque bouncing case.
Today in History – September 4: “World”
476: Western Roman Empire comes to an end when Odoacer proclaimed himself as ‘King of Italy’ after deposing Western Roman Empire’s last emperor – Romulus Augustulus.
929: Saxon army defeats Slavic forces near fortified Lenzen stronghold in Brandenburg in the Battle of Lenzen.
1607: In Ireland, Flight of Earls take place.
1666: The most destructive damage caused by Great Fire takes place in London.
1774: During James Cook’s second voyage, Europeans sight New Caledonia for the first time.
1781: 44 settlers from Spain founded Los Angeles. They named it as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, which in English literally translates into The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola.
1797: In France, Coup of 18 Fructidor takes place.
1812: Fort Harrison set on fire marking the beginning of Siege of Fort Harrison during War of 1812.
1870: Third Republic declared after Napoleon III – French emperor is deposed.
1912: Ottoman Empire agrees on fulfilling the demands of Albanian Rebels, making their rebellion a successful one.
1939: German ships bombarded by Bristol Blenheim aircraft – the first British aircraft to cross over to German coast during World War II.
1941: USS Greer – a ship of USA receives the first attack by a German submarine in World War II. However, Germany claimed that USS Greer was the one that used depth bombs and the German submarine didn’t do anything.
1944: Finland gets out of war with Soviet Union during World War II.
1967: North Vietnamese engaged by US Marines in Que Son Valley Battle marking the beginning of Operation Swift during Vietnam War.
1977: In San Francisco, Golden Dragon Massacre takes place.
1998: Sergey Brin and Larry Page established Google.