December 03 History

According to Gregory calendar, December 03 is the day number 337 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 338. December 03 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 03rd December:

  • 1468: Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano succeed their father, Piero de Medici, as rulers of Florence, Italy.
  • 1469: Famous Italian politician and historian Niccolo Machiavele was born in the city of Florence.
  • 1730: Kole Sibber was appointed the British Poet Laureate under George II.
  • 1751: Battle of Arnie in India (Second Carnatic War): A British East India Company-led army under Robert Clive defeats a very large Franco-Indian army under the command of Rana Sahib at Archana.
  • 1792: George Washington was elected President of the United States.
  • 1796: Baji Rao II was made the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. He was the last Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.
  • 1818: Illinois was accepted as the 21st US state.
  • 1828: Andrew Jackson was elected the seventh President of America.
  • 1828: Andrew Jackson was elected as the 7th President of the United States.
  • 1829: Viceroy Lord William Bentick banned the practice of sati in India.
  • 1829: Viceroy Lord William Bentick banned the practice of sati in India.
  • 1832: Andrew Jackson was re-elected to the US in the US presidential election.
  • 1834: The first regular census was established in Zolverin Germany, at which time the population of Germany was 23,478,120.
  • 1884: The first President of India, Rajendra Prasad was born in Jiradei, Bihar.
  • 1889: The youngest hanged revolutionary, Khudiram Bose, was born in the independence movement.
  • 1910: The world’s first neon lamp, developed by French physicist Georges Claude, was first exhibited at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1915: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh killed 170 people and destroyed many homes.
  • 1915: The United States expels German attaches on spy charges.
  • 1948: 1,100 people were killed when the ship carrying a Chinese refugee ship in the East China Sea exploded in Qiangya.
  • 1951: Lebanon University was established.
  • 1967: Former President of Indonesia Sukarno was under house arrest.
  • 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives and starting the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • 1976: Patrick Hillary was elected unopposed as the 6th President of Ireland.
  • 1979: Hockey magician Major Dhyanchand Singh died.
  • 1984: Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) – other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • 2004: India and Pakistan agreed to restore rail connectivity between Munabav and Khokhrapar after 40 years.
  • 2011: Film actor Dev Anand passed away.
  • 2012: At least 475 people died in the Philippines in the ‘Bhufa’ storm.

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History

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