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Events for August 4

4-August-1845Pherozeshah Mehta, who published the first Hindi newspaper and one of the founders of Indian National Congress, was born in Bombay.
4-August-1894Narayan Sitaram Phadke, famous Hindi writer, was born at Karjat.
4-August-1906Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of modern Himachal Pradesh and an energetic Chief Minister, was born at Chanhalag village in Sirmaur.
4-August-1914Gandhiji reaches London and raised Indian Volunteer Corps.
4-August-1923Nagpur University started working.
4-August-1928Udham Singh, Indian field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64), was born.
4-August-1929Kishor Kumar Ganguly, well known singer, was born at Khandava. He is also rememberd as a comic actor, director and musician.
4-August-1931Narendra Shankar Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), was born in Bombay.
4-August-1933Gandhi is imprisoned for one year for breaking a restraint order.
4-August-1935Government of India got the Royal Assent Act 1935.
4-August-1936Indian Government Act was approved by the king.
4-August-1937Kashi Prasad Jayaswal, famous lawyer, philosopher, ancient researcher and eminent historian, died at Patna.
4-August-1956Apsara, India's first large scale Atomic Energy Nuclear Reactor and first in the East World, was commissioned in Trombay, Bombay.
4-August-1967World's longest and highest Dam 'Nagarjun Sagar' made by Masonary System was inaugrated.
4-August-1979Indian Airlines AVRO-748 crashes in to a hill near Bombay.
4-August-1993Swami Chinmayananda, master in study of Bhagwadgita, died at the age of 76 in San Diego.
4-August-1993Tarabai Bapat, daughter-in-law of revolutionary Senapati Bapat, died.
4-August-1997Maharashtra govt. decides against banning Arun Shourie's book ''Worshipping False Gods'' on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
4-August-1997Nilesh Kulkarni becomes the first Indian to take a wicket with his first ball in Test Cricket (Colombo).
4-August-1997Supreme Court declares that the Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique of 23/1/1992 on a proposal to confer the Bharat Ratna 'posthumously' on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose ""should be treated as cancelled"", as the proposal was dropped by the Government in deference to the sentiments expressed by the public and his family memb
4-August-2000Justice Brij Mohan Lal was sworn in chairman of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission.
4-August-2000Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the last member of the British royal family to bear the title ''Empress of India'', celebrated her 100th birthday.
4-August-2000 Pranab Mukherjee and S. Jaipal Reddy, Congress(I) leaders, get Best Parliamentarian awards for the year 1997-98.

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