This Day in History – October 4

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This Day in History – October 4

October 4 is celebrated as World Animal Day every year. This day is essentially celebrated to raise awareness among people about the rights of animals. In addition to this, October 4 is also known for other major events that have taken place. To know more about these important events of October 4, read this blog on today in history.

What Happened in India on October 4?

1977- PM Indira Gandhi free of charges
In 1977, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was released from charges of political corruption.

CREDITS : Doordarshan Archives

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 4

  • 1917 – World War I
    Battle of Broodseinde was fought between British and German armies in Flanders
  • 1918 – World War I
    An explosion in New Jersey killed more than 100 people.
  • 1920 – Mannerheim League for Child Welfare established
    In 1920, October 4, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare was established which is a Finnish NGO
  • 1957 – Sputnik 1
    Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth
  • 1958 – Constitution of France adopted
    The current Constitution of France was adopted.
  • 1985 – Free Software Foundation 
    On October 4, the Free Software Foundation was founded
  • 2004 – SpaceShipOne won the prize
    SpaceShipOne won the Ansari x prize for private spaceflight
Credits : Matthew Travis

Famous Birthdays

1978-Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan is an Indian film actress. She has worked in Hindi, Bengali and English films.

1992-Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author.

Credits : Ted x Talks

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