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Mars Pathfinder was launched

Mars Pathfinder was launched December 4, 1996 and landed on Mars' Ares Vallis on July 4, 1997. It was designed as a technology demonstration of a new way to deliver an instrumented lander and the first-ever robotic rover to the surface

R. Venkatraman, eighth President of India was born

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who served as a Union Minister and as the eighth president of India. Venkataraman was born in Rajamadam village in Tanjore

Bajirao was appointed as the second Peshwa of Maratha Empire

After the death of Madhav Rao II, Nana Phadnavis supported Chimnaji Appa as the Peshwa later he inclined towards Bajirao II. Bajirao II became the Peshwa in the year 1796. He was the son of Raghunath Rao.

Britain abolished "sati" in India

The Bengal Sati Regulation which banned the Sati practice in all jurisdictions of British India was passed on December 4, 1829 by the then Governor-General Lord William Bentinck.

Indian Navy Day

Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country. 4 December was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani