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On this day, India got freedom from ‘Sati Pratha’, country’s first rocket was also launched, know history


Historical Events of 4th December: The calendar date ‘December 4’ itself contains many historical events. On this day, India had got freedom from the terrible evil practice like ‘Sati Pratha’. It is important for the new generation to know that once upon a time in the country, after the death of the husband, the wife was also forced to burn alive along with the funeral pyre and she had to unnecessarily lose her life with the cremation. After a lot of struggle, on 4 December 1829, the practice of Sati was banned. Apart from this, many incidents are recorded in the history of this day. Let us know the history of 4 December.

Historical events of 4th December

  • 1796 – Bajirao II was made Peshwa.
  • 1829 – Viceroy Lord William Bentinck announced the abolition of sati practice.
  • 1860 – Agostino Lawrenceo, a resident of Margao in Goa, received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Paris. He was the first Indian to receive a doctorate degree from a foreign university.
  • 1952 – Thousands of people lost their lives due to a dense layer of smog in England.
  • 1959 – The Gandak Irrigation and Power Project was signed between India and Nepal.
  • 1967 – The country’s first rocket ‘Rohini RH 75’ was launched from Thumba.
  • 1977 – Arab Front was formed against Egypt.
  • 1984 – Hizbullah terrorists hijacked Kuwait airline plane and killed four passengers.
  • 1991 – The last American hostage in Lebanon is released after seven years in prison.
  • 1996 – The US space agency NASA launched another spacecraft ‘Mars Pathfounder’ to study the surface of Mars.
  • 2006 – About one thousand people died due to landslide after a severe storm in the Philippines.
  • 2008 – Renowned historian and researcher of ancient Indian history Romila Thapar was selected for the Cluj Award.

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