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Historical Event on 4/5/1987

The centenary of Bombay Fire Brigade was celebrated. (CIVIC).

Other Historical Dates and Events
7/10/1927Ganga Ram, great social reformer and founder of Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, died in England while functioning as an active member of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. He was against dowry and child marriages and advocated widow re-marriage and also established institutions for vocational education and education for adults.
4/14/1962Sir Mokshagundam Vivesvaraya, father of modern engineering, passed away at the age of 102. He was receipent of ""Bharat Ratna"" Award.
5/11/1999Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence on four of the 26 accused, life imprisionment to three and acquitted the remaining 19 people.
5/9/1917Fighting breaks out at Kharkwasta in the north-west frontier of India.
6/23/1992Tin Bigha Day protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh.
8/6/1905Chittaranjan Das ""Desh Bandhu"", freedom fighter and advocate, started an organisation named ""Swadeshi Mandali"". He also founded magazine named Narayana in 1914 and a Bengali weekly in 1922 and the daily 'Forward'.
10/11/1894Sudhirranjan Das, former Chief Justice of Supreme Court, was born.
3/17/1957New Central Cabinet under J. L. Nehru sworn in.
5/27/1948The trial of nine men accused of assassination of Gandhi before a special court judge at the Red Fort. The trial ended on 30th Dec.
5/4/1998India is placed on the US Special 309 watch list.