Check out below about Today in History India 05 April in Indian history or April 5 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 5 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 5
1663, 5th April: Shivaji Maharaj attacked Shahista Khan.
1722, 5th April: Yakub Rogin discovered Easter Island.
1930, 5th April: Mahatma Gandhi along with his followers reached Dandi to break the salt law.
1957, 5th April: Communist Party won elections in Kerala for the first time in India and EMS Nambudripad became the Chief Minister of Kerala.
1961, 5th April: The first “Indian Drugs and Pharmaceutical Limited Company” sponsored by the Government of India established.
1979, 5th April: The first Indian Naval Museum formally launched in Mumbai.
2008, 5th April: Parvati Omnakuttan became Femina Miss India World.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 5
1827: Sir Joseph Lister, a British surgeon, proved that sterilization heals wounds faster.
1856: Booker T. Washington, a social worker, writer, orator, and educator working for the African-American people.
1908: Jagjivan Ram, freedom fighter, social reformer, politician, Union Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister of India.
1920: Rafiq Zakaria, an Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric.
1920: Arthur Hailey, a British-Canadian novelist.
1996: Rashmika Mandanna, an Indian film actress and model.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on April 5
1922: Pandita Ramabai, a female feminist, women’s rights & education activist, a pioneer in the education and emancipation of women in India, and a social reformer.
1940: Charles Friari Deenbandhu Andrews, an English missionary, a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, social worker, and advocate of Indian independence.
1993: Divya Bharti, an Indian film actress.