Today in History: July 03


What major events happened today in history (in English):

  • 03 July 2009 : Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that the number of testing laboratories has been increased from two to 18 and hoped that India will be able to develop the vaccine ahead of other nations. 'We can now get the testing facility in 18 laboratories instead of two,' Azad said in response to a calling attention motion on the matter in Rajya Sabha.
  • 03 July 2010 : Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has decided to withdraw his resignation.The top anti-corruption official had resigned to protest the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government's inaction about several of his reports, specially the one about the illegal mining lobby operating in Karnataka.
  • 03 July 2011 : Kynan Chenai of India bagged silver medal (trap) in the 2011 International junior shotgun cup shooting championship in Orimattila (Finland) on 3 July 2011.
  • 03 July 2012 : From a goalless first half to a win of 2-1, India beat Malaysia in their final league match to reach the semifinal of the sixth Junior Women’s Asia Cup Hockey Championship in Bangkok.India is second in group A behind China and will face the winner of Group B, Korea or Japan on July 5 in the semifinals.?
  • 03 July 2013 : The Central Bank of India rolled out a new debit-cum-credit card, called 'Wonder Card', for the benefit of salaried customers in Bihar. Speaking at a function here after launching the Wonder Card, Central Bank of India executive director Malay Mukherjee said the new card will enable a customer to withdraw a fixed amount in excess of his salary to be adjusted against deposit under salary head in the next month.
  • 03 July 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated a rail link between Katra and Udhampur by flagging off a train. With this rail link, the Vaishno Devi shrine has been connected with the rest of the country. Prime Minister regarded the inauguration an auspicious event because of ongoing Amarnath Yatra and the holy month of Ramzan.
  • 03 July 2015 : India wrestling fraternity received a huge blow when two times Olympic medallist and ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar opted out of the World Championship, to be played from September 7 to September 12 in Las Vegas, after he sustained shoulder injury. 
  • 03 July 2016 : Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth on 3 July 2016 clinched the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title at Calgary.Praneeth defeated Lee Hyun II of Korea 21-12, 21-10.
  • 03 July 1979 : Construction of the second Howrah Bridge known as the Vidyasagar Setu started. Vidyasagar Bridge is a toll bridge on the Hooghly River in West Bengal state of India. It links the cities of Kolkata .With a total length of eight hundred twenty three metres, Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable stayed bridge in India and one of the longest in Asia.
  • 03 July 1969 : The largest explosion in the history of rocket science happened when the Soviet N-1 rocket exploded, subsequently destroying its launch pad. The N1 (Russian: Н1) was a heavy lifting rocket planned to deliver payloads beyond low Earth orbit, acting as the Soviet counter to the NASA Saturn V rocket. Its first stage was the most powerful rocket stage ever built.
  • 03 July 1944 : World War II: Minsk was liberated from German control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration. Operation Bagration was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic attack Operation during World War II. It cleared German forces from the eastern Poland and Belorussian SSR.
  • 03 July 1938 : World record of fastest speed attained for a steam railway locomotive was set in England, by the Mallard locomotive. It reached the speed of 202.58 km/h. Number 4468 Mallard was a London, North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster in England in 1938.
  • 03 July 1908 : Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested by the British. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak. He was an Indian nationalist, patriotic journalist, social reformer, lawyer, teacher and an independence activist. He was known as the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He was also bestowed with the honorary title of 'Lokmanya' meaning 'accepted by the people '.
  • 03 July 1890 : Idaho was declared as the 43rd U.S. state. Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populated state in United States. The state's largest city is Boise which is also the capital of state. Residents are known as 'Idahoans'.
  • 03 July 1767 : Norway's oldest newspaper Adresseavisen was founded which is still in print. The paper was originally founded as a classified publication. The name of the newspaper changed many times before. Locally it is often called as Adressa.
  • 03 July 1760 : Maratha army captured Delhi under Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Vishvas Rao. Sadashiv Rao Bhau was the nephew of Peshwa Baji Rao I. He served as the Sarsenapati of the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat. He died fighting in the third battle of Panipat. Vishwas Rao was the eldest son of Balaji Baji Rao who was Peshwa of Pune of the Maratha Empire and also was the heir to the title of Peshwa of Maratha Empire. He died during the period of the most extreme fighting at Third Battle of Panipat
  • 03 July 1350 : Saint Namdev passed away. Namdev, was saint who is significant to the Varkari sect of Hinduism. He is also revered in Sikhism. Most of the spiritual messages of Namdev emphasized on the importance of living the normal life. According to his teachings one can attain moksha through having family.
  • 03 July 987 : Hugh Capet was crowned as the King of France. He was the first of the Capetian dynasty which ruled the France until the French Revolution of 1792. Hugh Capet was the first King from the Franks of the House of Capet after his election in 987 until his death. He was the successor of the last Carolingian king Louis V.
  • 03 July 2017 : Ritika Thaker beat Simran Singhi in an all-Indian women's singles final before the duo combined together to win the doubles title in the Ivory Coast International badminton tournament at Abidjan.


इतिहास में आज के दिन हुईं प्रमुख घटनाएं (हिन्दी में):

  • 03 जुलाई 2012 : रूस एथलेटिक्स महासंघ ने 3 जुलाई 2012 को तीन रूसी महिला एथलीटों को निलंबित किया।
  • 03 जुलाई 2013 : न्यूजीलैंड के तेज गेंदबाज, क्रिस मार्टिन ने क्रिकेट के सभी रूपों से 3 जुलाई 2013 को संन्यास की घोषणा की है।
  • 03 जुलाई 2014 : जापान ने 3 जुलाई 2014 को भारतीयों के लिए लघु अवधि के ठहरने के लिए मल्टीपल एंट्री वीजा जारी किया।
  • 03 जुलाई 2015 : महिंद्रा ग्रुप की सहायक कंपनी महिंद्रा डिफेंस ने 3 जुलाई 2015 को यूरोपियन ऐयरोस्पेस कम्पनी एयरबस हेलीकॉप्टर्स के साथ मेक इन इंडिया पहल के तहत संयुक्त उद्यम स्थापित करने के लिए समझौता किया. यह संयुक्त उद्यम भारत के रक्षा हेलिकॉप्टरों का निर्माण करने के लिए महत्वपूर्ण समझौता है, इससे सर्विलांस हेलिकॉप्टर तथा रक्षा हेलिकॉप्टर के साथ ही नेवी के लिए भी हेलिकॉप्टरों का निर्माण भी किया जायेगा.
  • 03 जुलाई 2016 : सुपरमैन सीरीज़ की प्रसिद्ध अभिनेत्री नोएल नील का एरिज़ोना स्थित उनके आवास पर लम्बी बीमारी के बाद 3 जुलाई 2016 को निधन हो गया। वे 95 वर्ष की थीं।
  • 03 जुलाई 2017 : रितिका ठक्कर ने आल इंडियन फाइनल में सिमरन सिंघी को हराकर अबिदजान में आइवरी कोस्ट अंतरराष्ट्रीय बैडमिंटन टूर्नामेंट का महिला एकल का खिताब जीता जबकि इसके बाद दोनों ने एक साथ मिलकर युगल खिताब अपने नाम किया।


Major historical events on this day (Source: Wikipedia):

  • 03 July 2013 : Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led acoalition to remove the President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, from powerand suspended the Egyptian constitution. Read more 2013 Egyptian coup d'état
  • 03 July 1940 : Second World War: The British Navy attacked the French fleet, fearing that the ships would fall into German hands after the armistice between those two nations. Read more Attack on Mers-el-K%C3%A9bir
  • 03 July 1940 : Second World War-The British Navy attacked the French fleet(French destroyer Mogador pictured), fearing that the ships would fallinto German hands after the armistice between those two nations. Read more Attack on Mers-el-Kébir
  • 03 July 324 : Roman emperor Constantine the Great defeated former colleagueLicinius in the Battle of Adrianople. Read more Battle of Adrianople (324)
  • 03 July 1754 : French and Indian War-George Washington surrendered Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania, the only military surrender in his entire career. Read more Battle of Fort Necessity
  • 03 July 1898 : In one of the key naval engagements of the Spanish-American War, the United States Navy destroyed the Spanish Navy's Caribbean Squadron. Read more Battle of Santiago de Cuba
  • 03 July 1778 : American Revolutionary War-Loyalists and Iroquois killed over300 Patriots at the Battle of Wyoming in Pennsylvania. Read more Battle of Wyoming
  • 03 July 1970 : The Troubles-The British Army imposed the Falls Curfew onBelfast, Northern Ireland, which only resulted in greater Irishrepublican resistance. Read more Falls Curfew
  • 03 July 1844 : The last known pair of Great Auks (specimens pictured), theonly modern species in the genus Pinguinus, were killed in Eldey, offthe coast of Iceland. Read more Great Auk
  • 03 July 987 : Hugh Capet was crowned King of France, becoming the firstmonarch of the Capetian dynasty, which ruled France continuously untiloverthrown during the French Revolution in 1792. Read more Hugh Capet
  • 03 July 1988 : United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shot down Iran AirFlight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard. Read more Iran Air Flight 655
  • 03 July 1863 : Pickett's Charge, a futile Confederate infantry assault againstUnion Army positions, occurred during the final and bloodiest day offighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, marking a turning point in theAmerican Civil War. Read more Pickett's Charge
  • 03 July 1767 : Midshipman Robert Pitcairn sighted Pitcairn Island,subsequently named after him, during an expeditionary voyage led byPhilip Carteret. Read more Pitcairn Islands
  • 03 July 1608 : French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City. Read more Quebec City
  • 03 July 2005 : Same-sex marriage became legal in Spain. Read more Same-sex marriage in Spain


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