Today in India and World History: December 04

According to Gregory calendar, December 04 is the day number 338 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 339. December 04 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 03. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 04th December:

  • 0771:With the death of his brother Carloman, Charlemagne becomes sole ruler of the Frankish Empire.
  • 1748: French chemist Bertley was born. He did research work on different types of salts.
  • 1783: US General George Washington formally bid farewell to his officers at Frances Tavon, New York City.
  • 1786: Mission Santa Barbara was founded by Padre Fermin Lasuen as the tenth part of the Spanish mission in California.
  • 1791: The first issue of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, was published in London.
  • 1796: Bajirao II was appointed Peshwa.
  • 1829: Viceroy Lord William Bentick abolished the practice of sati.
  • 1829: Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
  • 1833: American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappan.
  • 1859: The Mekteb-e Mulkiyya school was established in the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1860: Agustino Lawrenceo of Margao, Goa, received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Paris. He became the first Indian to pursue a doctorate from a foreign university.
  • 1881: The first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published.
  • 1899: Taphoid vaccine was first used to protect humans from the disease.
  • 1919: The twelfth Prime Minister of India, Indra Kumar Gujral was born.
  • 1937: The political drama film First Lady, starring K. Francis, was released.
  • 1951: Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
  • 1952: Thousands of people lost their lives due to the thick layer of smog in England.
  • 1955: The International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations was established in Luxembourg.
  • 1957: 92 people died in London in a Lewisham train accident
  • 1967: The country’s first rocket ‘Rohini RH 75’ was launched from Thumba.
  • 1971: The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan
  • 1971: The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
  • 1984: Hezbollah militants hijacked a Kuwait airline plane and killed four passengers.
  • 1984: Hezbollah bombers hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane and kill 4 passengers.
  • 1996: US space agency NASA launched another spacecraft ‘Mars Pathfounder’ for Mars.
  • 2004: Maria Julia Mantila Garcia of Peru was voted Miss World 2004.
  • 2006: Nearly a thousand people died in a village in the Philippines after a landfall.
  • 2006: Nearly a thousand people died after landfall in a village in the Philippines.
  • 2012: A mortar attack in Syria killed 29 people.
  • 2015: Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded

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