February 3 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1509 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portuguese trading control
  • 1978 Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win

Meeting of Interest

1986 The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta

Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
  • 1999 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
  • 2005 51st National Film Awards (India): “Shwaas” wins the Golden Lotus

More Indian History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1906 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba – “Father of Lions”], British conservationist (Born Free), born in Etawah, India (d. 1989)
  • 1983 Silambarasan Rajendar, famous south Indian actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1969 C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of cancer at 59
  • 1984 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England

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