todays history 4th july
Discovery of the divine particle i.e. Higgs boson  |  Photo Credits: AP
New Delhi. Fourth of July is a special day for the science world. On this day in the year 2012, scientists announced their success in detecting the Higgs boson particle. Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva claimed to have found very solid indications of the God particle, ie the Higgs boson.
Apart from this, Swami Vivekananda, who made India proud in the country and abroad, died on this day in the year 1902. He brought respect to the rich tradition of Indian philosophy and thought by outlining it at the world level.
The sequence details of other important events recorded on the date of July 4 in the history of the country are as follows:-
1760: Mir Jafar’s son Miran was killed in Patna on the banks of the Gandak river.
1776: The US Congress declared independence from Britain.
1789: The East India Company made a treaty with the Nizam and Peshwa against Tipu Sultan.
1810: French forces capture Amsterdam
1827: New York announced the abolition of slavery.
1881: ‘Toy train’ was run on a short track between Siliguri and Darjeeling.
1897: Birth of Alluri Sitarama Raju, the great freedom fighter of Andhra Pradesh.
1898: Gulzari Lal Nanda, a politician who served as the Prime Minister of India, twice temporarily, was born in Sialkot.
1902: Indian sage Vivekananda died
1946: The Philippines gained independence from the United States.
1963: Freedom fighter Pingali Venkaiah, who designed the tricolor, died.
1986: Sunil Gavaskar made a new record by playing the 115th cricket test match.
1997: NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
1999: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won the doubles title of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for India.
2012: Scientists at CERN report that they have discovered a new particle, the Higgs boson.
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