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History Of Day

Historical Events December 3

1796,: Bajirao II became the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. He was the last Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

1818: Illinois became the 21st Queen of the United States.

1828: Andrew Jackson was elected as the seventh President of America.

1829: Viceroy Lord William Bentick banned the practice of Sati in India.

1870: The Bombay Mutual Life Assurance Society, India’s first insurance company, was established.

1910: First performance of the world’s first neon lamp, developed by the French physicist Georges Claude, at the Paris Motor Show.

1927: Laurel and Hardy’s first film, 'Putting Pat on Philips', was released.

1948: 1,100 people killed when a ship carrying a Chinese refugee explodes in the East China Sea.

1967: India’s first rocket (Rohini RH 75) was launched from Thumba.

1967: Dr. Christian Bernard successfully performed the world’s first human heart transplant surgery in Cape Town, South Africa.

1971: National Emergency started in India after the war between India and Pakistan started.

1979: Ayatollah Khomeini became Iran’s omnipotent leader.

1984: Bhopal Air Accident: A leak of methyl isocyanate from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal killed about 1400 people immediately, bringing the total death toll to 20,000 in the following years.

1994: PlayStation released in Japan. 

2004: India and Pakistan agreed to restore rail connectivity between Munabav and Khokhrapar after 40 years.

2020: Indian village teacher Ranjitsinh Disale, who transformed the life chances of young girls at the Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Solapur, Maharashtra, India, has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020, in partnership with UNESCO.


Famous Birthdays and Birth Anniversaries December 3

1730: Mahadji Scindia, a Maratha Statesman and ruler of Ujjain.

1776: Yashwant Rao Holkar, the king of the Maratha Empire (Holkar dynasty).

1857: Joseph Conrad, a Polish-British writer.

1882: Nandlal Bose, renowned Indian painter, and designer of the original work of the Constitution.

1884: Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.

1889: Khudiram Bose, an Indian revolutionary.

1899: Rama Devi, an Indian freedom fighter and a social reformer.

1903: Yashpal, a Hindi-language author.

1937: Vinod Bihari Verma, an Indian linguist.

1950: H. L. Dattu, a former Chief Justice of India.

1970: Jimmy Sheirgill, an Indian actor, and film producer.

1979: Sean Parker, an American entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

1982: Mithali Raj, an Indian cricketer.


Death Anniversaries December 3

1552: St. Francis Xavier, a Navarrese Catholic priest, missionary, and saint.

1888: Carl Zeiss, maker of optical instruments.

1894: R. L. Stevenson, an English writer, and poet.

1951: Bahinabai Chaudhary, an Indian poetess.

1956: Manik Bandopadhyay, an Indian writer, poet, and playwright.

1979: Major Dhyanchand, an Indian hockey player.

2011: Dev Anand, an Indian-Hindi film actor.

2020: Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner and CEO of MDH, an Indian spice company.


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