Check out below about Today in History India 3 April in Indian history or April 3 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 3 April in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on April 3
1922, 3rd April: Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1973, 3rd April: Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the world’s first mobile call.
1975, 3rd April: Bobby Fischer refused to play in a chess match against Anatoy Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
2000, 3rd April: INS Aditya, an all-India fuel tanker, entered the Navy’s fleet.
2010, 3rd April: Apple released the first version of the iPad, a tablet computer.
2016, 3rd April: The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, revealed the confidential information of about 2, 14,488 companies.
2018, 3rd April: YouTube headquarters shooting.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 3
1903: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, an Indian social reformer and freedom activist.
1903: Maniben Patel, an Indian independence movement activist, and Politician.
1914: Sam Manekshaw, the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War.
1934: Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist.
1952: H. C. Verma, an Indian experimental physicist, and a professor.
1955: Hariharan, an Indian playback, bhajan, and ghazal singer.
1962: Jaya Prada, an Indian film actress, and politician.
1973: Prabhu Deva, an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer, and actor.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on April 3
1325: Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sunni Muslim scholar and Sufi saint.
1680: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, an Indian warrior-king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.
1998: Mary Cartwright, a British mathematician.
1998: Harkisan Mehta, a Gujarati author, and journalist from India.
2017: Kishori Amonkar, a leading Indian classical vocalist.
What happened in India on 03 April
Tanaji Malusure, right hand of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, passed away during the battle of Singhgad fort.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, great Maratha emperor, patriot, soldier, freedom fighter, revolutionary and great son of India, passed away at Raigarh fort. His son Sambhaji succeeded to the throne.
Sikandar, former sultan of Vijapur, passed away at Satara in the imprisonment of Mughals.
Queen Victoria declared as Queen of India also.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, famous politician, freedom fighter and social worker, was born in South Kanara, Karnataka.
M. Varadarajan, educationist and author, was born at Tirupattur.
Sam Hormuj Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India’s first Field Marshal, was born. He was better known as “Sam Manekshaw”.
Muslim-Hindu riots destroy temples, killing 12, wounding 100 in Calcutta.
Boycott of British goods was so widespread that 70\% of cotton products were now thought to have come from Japan.
Sagarmal Gopa, devoted patriot, freedom fighter and political worker, was burnt alive.
Jayprakash Shankarrao Mundada, cabinet Minister of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, was born.
Nehru announces that troops have been sent to control Naga tribal people in the Burmese border area, who are asking for a separate state.
First Indian-made computer commissioned in Jadavpur University campus.
Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru, social reformer, politician, passed away. He contributed greatly to public life, fighting against caste system, untouchability etc. He was closely affiliated to the ‘Servants of India Society’ with Ghokhaleji. He even declined to accept the “Bharat Ratna” award conferred on him.
Bombay beat Delhi on first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.
Sikh terrorists kill a member of Parliament in his home in New Delhi.
Soyuz T-11 carried three cosmonauts along with the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma to Salyut 7.
S.H. Vatsyayan passed away.
Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan.
UP Assembly dissolved to pave way for Assembly polls .
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), was formed.
Nagaland brought under President’s rule.
S.Bangarappa, former CM, launches his Karnataka Congress Party.
Bhanu Prakash Singh,Goa Governor, resigns.
B. Rachaiah,Kerala Governor, takes charge of Goa.
Union Ministers P. Chidambaram and M. Arunachalam resign over the issue of revival of alliance between Cong (I) and AIADMK.
Pramod Mahajan, senior BJP functionary, is appointed Political Advisor to Prime Minister “in the rank and status of Cabinet Minister in the PMO”.
Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2E), fifth satellite in INSAT-2 series, launched. This has multipurpose communication & meteorological capabilities. This is still in use. Launched by European launch vehicle Ariane, ISRO has leased eleven 36 MHz equivalent units of C-band capacity on board to INTELSAT organisation.
India’s INSAT-2E multipurpose telecommunications satellite is successfully launched from the Kourou space station in French Guyana.