Today in History India 05 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 05 August

1775, 5th August: Maharaja Nand Kumar was hanged in Calcutta for forgery. He was the first Indian to be executed by hanging.

1888, 5th August: Karl Benz, the inventor of the car, patented his first car in 1886. But the credit for driving this car alone for long distances goes to his wife. She went to the city 104 km away from this car on this day.

1962, 5th August: Nelson Mandela was jailed. 

1962, 5th August: American actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her home from a drug overdose.

1965, 5th August: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 began as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

1991, 5th August: Justice Leila Seth became the first woman Chief Justice of the High Court in India.

2019, 5th August: Revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (state) occurred and the state was bifurcated into two union territories viz Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) and Ladakh. 

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 5.

1905: M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, an Indian banker, politician, philanthropist, socialite, and cultural activist.

1915: Shivmangal Singh Suman, a noted Hindi poet and academician. 

1930: Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon.

1969: Venkatesh Prasad, a former Indian cricketer.

1974: Kajol, an Indian film actress.

1981: Sachin Bansal, an Indian entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart.

1987: Genelia D’Souza, an Indian film actress and model. 

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 5.

1950: Gopinath Bordoloi, the first Chief Minister of Assam. 

1962: Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, model, and singer.

1991: Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

1992: Achyut Patwardhan, an Indian independence activist and political leader and founder of the Socialist Party of India.

2000: Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj, an Indian cricketer. He was the first batsman ever to score a century for India in Test cricket.

2014: Henry Chapman Pincher, an English journalist, historian, and novelist

What happened in India on 05 August

John Eliot, “Apostle to Indians,” Bible translator, baptized.

Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar, social reformer, was born.

Subhadrakumari Chauvhan, famous Hindi poet, was born.

Kashi Nath Pandey, politician and Trade Unionist, was born in Fursatpur Village.

Dwijhans Kalika Prasad Dixit, great poet and educationist, was born at Gram Dedani in Uttar Pradesh.

Malhi Govind, modern Sindhi novelist, was born.

In the first case to be brought under Prohibition laws, a railroad passenger was today convicted of possessing a bottle of brandy in Bombay.

Gopinath Bardoloi, architect of modern Assam, freedom fighter and leader, passed away.

Jaya Prakash Narayan was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service.

M. V. Sridhar, cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad vs Andhra Pradesh, 1994), was born.

Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-), was born in Bangalore.

The RSS, Anand Marg, Jamat-i-Islami, and 23 other organisations were banned. Parliament approved Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA). Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) approved by the Parliament.

Five died and 70 were injured as upper-caste Hindus clashed with untouchables in Maharashtra.

Jagjivan Ram heads breakaway Congress(U) and calls new party Congress (J).

Vellupillai Prabakaran, Tamil rebel leader, died. The vision of secession for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority may have come to an end. But so, too, might the violence that the nation had endured. Today, Tamil rebel leader Vellupillai Prabakaran accepted the peace accord signed last week by India and Sri Lanka. Prabakaran surrendered to Indian forces and his men turned over their weapons. The pact is seen as a compromise by the co-signers. But to the dejected Tamil leader, who has fought since childhood for a Tamil victory, it was a stinging defeat. The treaty creates an autonomous multi-religious zone in the eastern and northern provinces. The rebels dreamed and passed away for a separate state of their own.

Leila Seth was sworn the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. She is a judge of Delhi High Court.

The Supreme Court appoints a 3-member panel to visit Ayodhya and report on the new structures there.

Achyutrao Patwardhan, leader of ‘Quit India Movement’, died at Varanasi at the age of 86.

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a key accused in 1993’s Bombay blast case, was arrested.

Nisha Millet became the first Indian swimmer to receive the International Olympic Committee’s Solidarity Scholarship, given to sportspersons with outstanding track record and possessing Olympic potential.

The Global Peace March demands demilitarisation of the entire planet.

Lala Amarnath (88), former Indian cricketer, died in New Delhi.

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