Check out below about Today in History India 5 March in Indian history or March 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 March 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 March 5
1558, 5th March: Francisco Fernandes first used tobacco to make smoke.
1851, 5th March: Establishment of the Geological Survey of India.
1931, 5th March: The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed before the Second Round Table Conference.
1933, 5th March: A severe recession caused US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to close all banks for a few days and ban financial transactions.
1966, 5th March: A bill passed to take over a palace of King Wadiyar of Mysore in Bangalore.
1998, 5th March: Sindhurakshak submarine, brought from Russia, arrived in Mumbai.
2000, 5th March: The Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka was dedicated to the country by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 5
1512: Gerardus Mercator, a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer, and cartographer.
1911: Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee, the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force.
1913: Gangubai Hangal, an Indian singer of Hindustani classical music.
1916: Biju Patnaik, an Indian politician, aviator, and businessman.
1958: M. Nassar, an Indian film actor.
1963: Saurabh Shukla, an Indian film, theatre, and television actor.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 5
1827: Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist, chemist, and pioneer of electricity and power.
1849: Mary Lyon, an American pioneer in women’s education.
1953: Joseph Stalin, Former Premier of the Soviet Union.
1989: Prithvi Singh Azad, an Indian independence activist, revolutionary, and one of the founder members of the Ghadar Party.
1995: Jalal Agha, an Indian actor, and director.
2016: Raymond Tomlinson, a pioneering American computer programmer who implemented the first email program.