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History Of Day

Historical events May 4.

1799: Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore state, was killed while fighting with the British at Srirangapanam in Karnataka.

1959 : The first Grammy Awards were held.

1979 : Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1992 : Musician Bhupen Hazarika awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

1995 : Maharashtra Cabinet decided to rename Bombay as Mumbai.        

1996 : India won six silver medals at the World Weightlifting Championships, while N Kunjurani Devi won two.

Famous Birthdays May 4.

1006: Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, a Persian Sufi saint.

1649: Maharaja Chhatrasal, a medieval Indian warrior from the Bundela Rajput clan.

1655: Bartolomeo Cristofori, an Italian instrument maker and inventor of the piano.

1767: Tyagaraja, a renowned composer of Carnatic music, a form of Indian classical music.

 1825: Thomas Huxley, an English biologist, and anthropologist.

1934: Arun Date, an Indian-Marathi singer of Bhavageete.

 Death anniversaries - May 4

1799: Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore based in South India.

1938: Kano Jigoro, a Japanese educator and athlete, the founder of Judo.

1980: Anant Kanekar, an Indian-Marathi writer.

1980: Joseph Tito, the first president of Yugoslavia.

1989: Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, one of the most prominent writers of modern Bengali literature.

2008: Pandit Kishan Maharaj, an Indian tabla player.

 

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