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HISTORY TODAY: July 4th, 2023


1760- Mir Jafar’s son Miran died on July 4, 1760, due to lightning on the banks of the Gandak River.

1789 – The East India Company signed a treaty with the Peshwa and the Nizam on 4 July 1789 against Tipu Sultan.

1879- Freedom fighter Basudev Balwant Phadke was arrested on 4 July 1879.

1897-Alluri Sitarama Raju, a famous South Indian freedom fighter, was born on 4 July 1897.

1898- Former caretaker Prime Minister of India Gulzarilal Nanda was born on 4 July 1898.

1916- Naseem Bano, a famous actress in Hindi films, was born on 4 July 1916.

1943- Vimlesh Kanti Verma, an Indian who made special contributions in the fields of linguistics, lexicography, textual criticism, translation and cultural studies, was born on 4 July 1943.

1945-Hindi film actor Sushil Kumar was born on July 4, 1945.

1963- Freedom fighter Pingali Vekaiah, who designed the national flag, died on 4 July 1963.

1979- The construction of Vidyasagar Setu, known as the second Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, started on July 4, 1979.

1982- Bharat Vyas, the famous lyricist of the Bollywood film industry, died on 4 July 1982.

2001- Instructions were given on July 4, 2001, for the release of the citizens (prisoners) of Pakistan from India.

2006-Gandhi Peace Prize winner and former German Ambassador to India Gerhard Fischer passed away on July 4, 2006.

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