Important Events of April – 4


Important Events of April – 4

Martin Luther King Memorial Day 


Martin Luther King Was born on January 15, 1929

  • King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King’s legal name at birth was Michael King, and his father was also born Michael King.
  • He is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
  • He led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Martin Luther King

  • On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches.


He was died on April 4, 1968.

Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai Birthday


He was Born On April 4, 1855`

  • He became the Principal at a bilingual English-Tamil school in Tirunelveli, playing a key role in the school’s development. Pillai later taught philosophy at H. H. The Maharaja’s College, Thiruvananthapuram and he completed his M.A. in 1880. During that period he became acquainted with Robert Harvey.
  • He established Saiva Prakasha Sabha at Trivandram in 1885. He taught Swami Vivekananda about the Saiva Sidhantham. In 1885, he published Chathira Saugiragam, commonly known as Nootrogai Villakkam. He wrote and published his masterpiece Manonmaniam in 1891. In the same year, he became a member Fellow of Madras University (FMU). In 1897, Some Early Sovereigns of Travancore was published and he became a Member of Royal Asiatic Society (MRAS).
  • He published Some Milestones in the History of Tamil Literature in 1895.


  • To honor his accomplishments South Indian historical research, the Madras Government gave him the title of ‘Rao Bhagadur’ in 1896.
  • He was awarded an honorary doctorate by a German university.


  • He died of diabetes on 26 April 1897, at age 42.

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