Today in India and World History: December 05

According to Gregory calendar, December 05 is the day number 339 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 340. December 05 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 05. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 05th December:

  • 1230: Albert Mahan, a German chemist and philosopher died. They succeeded in whitewashing copper with arsenic.
  • 1657: Shah Jahan’s younger son Murad proclaimed himself king.
  • 1746: There was a revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 1757: Battle of Luton: The Prussian army beheaded the Austrian.
  • 1766: James Christie made Christie’s auction first sale at a London home.
  • 1868: The first American Bicycle College opened.
  • 1879: The first automatic phone switching system was developed.
  • 1892: John Thompson became the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1893: Toronto became the first electric car to run 15 miles on a single charge.
  • 1893: Multiple voting ended in New South Wales.
  • 1898: Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan, born in Malihabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1982)
  • 1905: Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah of Kashmir was born.
  • 1919: Turkey’s Ministry of War removed military service to Greeks, Armenians and Jews.
  • 1926: George Hassell killed his wife and eight children in the Texas city of Forewell.
  • 1928: England won the first Test cricket match against Australia by 675 runs.
  • 1941: Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo” and “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century,” dies of complications from a failed abortion at 28
  • 1943: Japanese airplane bombed Kolkata. Kolkata was attacked for the first time during the day.
  • 1950: Sikkim became a protected state of India.
  • 1951: Artist Arvindranath Tagore died.
  • 1955: The STD service that made long distance telephone calls a household item came into existence.
  • 1956: Rose Heilbronn became the first female judge of Britain.
  • 1971: India recognized Bangladesh as a country.
  • 1974: The Republic of Malta was declared.
  • 1990: British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • 1999: Indian beauty Yukta Mukhi was elected ‘Miss World’.
  • 2000: The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of George Bush in the presidential election.
  • 2013: Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and Bharat Ratna, who campaigned against apartheid, died.
  • 2016: Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68

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