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3-August-1780

British officer captain Bruce conquered Gwalior fort under Major Popham after defeating Sindhiya.

3-August-1886

Maithili Sharan Gupta, first man of modern Hindi poetry and literature, writer, patriot and social worker, was born at Chirgaon village near Jhansi.

3-August-1890

Sriprakash, freedom fighter, prolific writer and member of the AICC, was born at Varanasi.

3-August-1898

Udayshankar Bhatt, modern Hindi dramatist, poet and novelist, was born.

3-August-1900

Nana Patil, great revolutionary, was born.

3-August-1905

Uma Datt Sraswat, famous writer, was born at Biswan in U.P.

3-August-1930

Jai Prakash, educationist, was born at Jaunpur.

3-August-1930

Vyanktesh Bapuji Ketkar, famous astrologist and researcher, died.

3-August-1939

Apoorva Kumar Sengupta, cricketer (1959 Test - India vs WI, without distinction), was born in Lucknow.

3-August-1947

Shetkari Kamgar Party was established at Devachi Alandi.

3-August-1954

Atomic Energy Department established.

3-August-1957

Devdas Gandhi, son of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhiji and noted journalist, passed away.

3-August-1960

Gopal Sharma, great Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), was born in Kanpur.

3-August-1967

Rasiklal Das, great revolutionary, died.

3-August-1970

Chonira Beliappa Muthamma, first women career diplomat, appointed ambassador to Hungary.

3-August-1984

Bomb attack at Madras airport claims 32 lives.

3-August-1985

Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service goes to Baba Amte.

3-August-1991

About 280 kgs of gold ornaments valued at $15 million, which had been deposited in the Portuguese bank in Goa by its natives, flown back to India.

3-August-1993

Bill to regulate cable TV introduced in Rajya Sabha.

3-August-1993

Government assures Lok Sabha that it will revive the proposal for a multi-member election commission.

3-August-1994

The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal (25-2-96).

3-August-1995

Enron Power Project scrapped by Maharashtra government.

3-August-1996

Leander Paes wins a bronze (tennis) at Atlanta, bringing India an Olympic medal after a gap of 16 years.

3-August-1997

Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes win the doubles title in the Canadian Maurier Super Nine Doubles Open tennis championships held in Montreal.

3-August-1998

India's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-air missile ''Akash'' was test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea.

3-August-1998

35 persons were killed as Govind Towers at Bandra in Mumbai collapsed.

History to be Continued ...



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