May 12

Today in Indian History
Events for May 12

12-May-1459 Sun City India founded by Rao in Jodhpur.
12-May-1666 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj meet Aurangzeb and was arrested.
12-May-1906 Gandhiji support the “”Home Rule”” for India in the name of ”justice and for good of human
12-May-1915 Rash Behari Bose, revolutionary leader, left India by boarding a Japanese steamer ”Sanuki Maru” under assumed name of P. N. Tagore to dodge the British forces.
12-May-1923 Meera Mukherjee, great artist, was born.
12-May-1930 R. H. Tahiliyani, former Navy Chief of India Admiral, was born.
12-May-1937 George VI is crowned.
12-May-1949 S Vijaya Laxmi Pandit, first woman foreign ambassador, was received in US.
12-May-1952 Washington welcomes its first female ambassador, India’s Shrimati Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
12-May-1955 The PM laid the foundation stone for the National Museum.
12-May-1966 Sardar Sikandar Hayat, President of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, resigns.
12-May-1984 Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar, social reformer, passed away at Madras.
12-May-1987 Britain’s HMS Hermes becomes Indian Navy’s second aircraft carrier named INS Viraat.
12-May-1992 Ms. Santosh Yadav (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) becomes the second Indian woman to set foot atop Mt. Everest.
12-May-1992 Security scandal, RBI extends probe to four foreign banks.
12-May-1993 Lok Sabha okays extension of President’s rule in the former BJP-ruled states.
12-May-1993 Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.
12-May-1995 India refused to sign NPT in its present discriminatory form.
12-May-1995 Supreme court stays Tamil Nadu Governor’s orders allowing Dr. Subramaniam Swamy to prosecute Chief Minister Dr. Jayalalitha under Prevention of Corruption Act.
12-May-1997 Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan agree to set up joint working groups on a range of issues to be identified by Foreign Secretaries.
12-May-1998 Yeltsin feels let down by the Indian nuclear tests but says that Indo-Russian ties will not be hit.
12-May-1998 Bill Clinton, US President, asks India to sign the CTBT.
12-May-1999 Arunachal Pradesh Governor refuses to quit.
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May 10

Today in Indian History
Events for May 10

10-May-1526 Babur won the first Panipat battle and entered in North India’s capital Agra.
10-May-1857 India’s real mutiny begins with the revolt of Sepoys of Meerut near Delhi the next day.
10-May-1901 Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian scientist, in the hall of the Royal Society, London, which was packed with eminent scientists on May 10, 1901 proved that “”plants and animal have similar touch sense”
10-May-1905 Pankaj Malik, music director, was born.
10-May-1909 Bellari Shammanna Keshvan, internationally famous librarian, was born.
10-May-1910 Robert Koch, nobel laureate, died of an heart attack.
10-May-1917 Ramanand Maru Amin, great novelist, was born in Baloor, Mangalore.
10-May-1927 Nayantara Sahgal, famous writer and social reformer, was born.
10-May-1936 Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, great freedom fighter, politician, journalist and muslim leader, passed away.
10-May-1957 Dr. Rajendra Prasad elected President of India for a second term.
10-May-1977 Jahangir Khan, famous musician, passed away.
10-May-1979 Indy Khabra, Soccer(Football) player, was born.
10-May-1981 The first day and night cricket match of India was played at the flood-lit ground of the Wilson College Gymkhana (Bombay)
10-May-1982 Karnataka Kranti Ranga led by Devaraj Urs comes into being.
10-May-1985 59 were killed and 150 wounded in Sikh attacks.
10-May-1985 P. N. Bhagawati appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
10-May-1992 Dr. D.S.Tyagi, Chairman of the Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission, was shot dead by suspected Sikh terrorists in Delhi.
10-May-1993 Santosh Yadav becomes the first Indian woman to reach the Everest for the second time.
10-May-1996 Congress Chief Ministers of Assam, Haryana & Pondicherry resign.
10-May-1996 PM P.V. Narasimha Rao and his Council of Ministers resign.
10-May-1996 Union Cabinet recommends to President the dissolution of the 10th Lok Sabha.
10-May-1999 Tamil Nadu Government withdraws the controversial Prevention of Terrorist Activities (POTA) Bill.

May 8

Today in Indian History
Events for May 8

8-May-1725 John Lovewell, US Indian fighter, passed away in a battle.
8-May-1815 Malaun of Nepal was captured by General David Ochterlony.
8-May-1901 British commission claims famine has taken 1.25 mil. lives since 1899; blames overpopulation.
8-May-1906 Prannath Thapar, former General of India, was born.
8-May-1910 Tolstoy replies to Gandhiji that question of Passive Resistance is of greatest importance, not only for India but for humanity.
8-May-1930 Gandhi followers mob Bombay to protest his arrest.
8-May-1933 Gandhi starts hunger strike to protest the British repression of untouchables.
8-May-1954 Indian Government decided to integrate Chandranagar in West Bengal which was under the rule of the French.
8-May-1959 Dalai Lama will not be allowed to campaign for Tibetan independence in India. India wants to maintain friendly relations with Communist China.
8-May-1962 Ravindra Bharti University established in West Bengal.
8-May-1963 Centenary of Indian Red Cross was celebrated. Today is birthday of its founder.
8-May-1971 Mohinder Singh Gill at Fresno sets record for TJ in 16.79.
8-May-1990 A 255 kmph cyclone lashes Andhra Pradesh coast causing heavy losses to life and property.
8-May-1990 Paul Mantosh and Joss Fernandes take oath as nominated Anglo-Indian members in Lok Sabha.
8-May-1992 Eighth Plan outlay increased to Rs. 7,98,000 crores; Public Sector outlay goes up to 45\%.
8-May-1992 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), passed away.
8-May-1994 Harikant Jethwani, famous Sindhi litterateur, passed away.
8-May-1995 Prem Bhatia, journalist, passed away at 83.
8-May-1996 The governing Congress party is routed in Indian elections that have left no party with a clear mandate to govern.
8-May-1996 Poll counting begins.
8-May-1997 India decides to import currency notes for the first time.
8-May-1997 Mumbai High Court holds that Christian women can seek divorce on the sole ground of being subjected to cruelty and need not prove infedidelity on the part of their husbands or desertion.
8-May-1998 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, gets the Gandhi award for 1998.

May 7

Today in Indian History
Events for May 7

7-May-1834 East India Company annexed Coorg. King Raja Veer Rajendra, who was a cruel ruler, after formally declaring a war had captured Durg State.
7-May-1849 Bethune College of Calcutta was established in the upper class families and it was started for female education.
7-May-1861 Guru Dev Rabindranath Thakur alias Tagore, novelist, painter, educationist and freedom fighter, was born in Calcutta.
7-May-1889 Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, freedom fighter, journalist and Padmabhushan awardee, was born.
7-May-1907 The First Electric Tramway service commenced in Bombay (Mumbai). This service was inaugurated by Municipality Chairman Vallabhdas Thakersey and Municipal Commissioner Sheppard at 5.30 p.m. This tram was well decorated and destined from Municipal Office upto Crawford Market.
7-May-1907 Rajbali Pandey, famous poet, was born.
7-May-1908 Sudhabala alias Ermaline was born in Bombay. She was a film actress. Her first film was ‘Hothal Padmini’ (1925). Some of her films are Kicks of Kismet, Tained Virtue, Red Signal, Wise Fool, Hoor-E-Bagdad.
7-May-1912 Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati novelist and story writer, was born.
7-May-1950 81 people died in a rail crash at Patna. A sabotage was suspected.
7-May-1950 Punjab Mail train crashed near Jasidh killing 81 persons.
7-May-1958 Acharya Kripalani elected leader of a new opposition group in the Lok Sabha.
7-May-1973 The foundation stone was laid of Itanagar, the new capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
7-May-1973 Shivkumar Batalvi, famous Punjabi poet, died.
7-May-1985 Adoor Gopalakrishnan adjudged Best Director (Mukhamukham) in national film awards.
7-May-1990 Foundation stones are laid in Ayodhya for a new temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama as Hindu nationalism rises. Government disallows the Shilanyas.
7-May-1990 Government of India bans strikes in any service in any oil field or refinery under the Essential Services Maintenance Act.
7-May-1991 Haryana beat Bombay in the cricket Ranji Trophy final by 2 runs.
7-May-1993 Jankiraman panel’s final report finds that an additional aggregate of Rs. 12,85,549 crore was transacted in banks without any documentation; it indicts 12 more banks for involving in the scam.
7-May-1994 Dr. S.P. Tripathy, Director-General of ICMR, retired after 32 years of distinguished service in the ICMR, and Dr. G.V. Satyavati took over as the new Director-General of ICMR in July 1994. She became the first woman scientist in the country to head not only ICMR but any Research agency in independent India.
7-May-1994 Sunit Khatau, famous industrialist and textile magnet in Mumbai and owner of Khatau Group, was murdered. He was 55.
7-May-1994 Ustad Jahiruddin Dagar Nasir, famous classical singer of Dhrupad-Dhamar, passed away at the age of 62 in Bareilly.
7-May-1996 Third and final phase of polling begins for 185 LS constituencies and 154 assembly constituencies; 55 to 60\% turnout was witnessed and there was widespread violence in Bihar.
7-May-2000 Ranjit Singh Gill, one of the prime accused in the murder of Lalit Maken and his wife Geetanjali, who was the daughter of the late President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, on July 31, 1985, was extradited to Delhi from the US to stand trial in the case.

May 6

Today in Indian History
Events for May 6

6-May-1529 Babur Shah, Mughal Emperior, defeated Afghan Nawab Nasrat Shah, king of Bengal, on the banks of the Gand and the Ghaghra river.
6-May-1589 Mian Tansen, famous singer of Akbar’s court, died at Gwalior.
6-May-1680 Chatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was crowned.
6-May-1775 Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.
6-May-1861 Motilal Gangadhar Nehru, great Indian lawyer, political leader and social reformer, was born at Agra.
6-May-1910 Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Emperor of India, died suddenly of pneumonia at Buckingham Palace tonight. He ruled Britain for nine years. Power passed immediately to his son George, the Prince of Wales, who will rule as King George V. The 68-year-old monarch’s sudden death threw his country into a state of shock. Edward had apparently caught a cold during a visit the past weekend to the wet grounds of his estate at Sandringham.
6-May-1916 Edward VII passed away at London.
6-May-1922 Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social reformer of Kolhapur, passed away at Bombay. He was 48.
6-May-1944 Mahatma Gandhi was released unconditionally from his last imprisonment from Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
6-May-1946 Bhulabhai Desai, great politician, passed away.
6-May-1948 India rejected the Security Council’s plan for UN supervision over plebiscite in Kashmir.
6-May-1952 Dr. Rajendra Prasad re-elected the President of India “”Rashtrapati”” after the first Presidential election held under the Indian constitut
6-May-1952 Maria Montessori, pioneer in mordern education, who spent almost 10 years in India, died in Noordwijk aan Zee. The principles and techiques advocated by her are also applied to the education of handicapped children and adult education.
6-May-1967 Dr. Zakir Hussain elected President.
6-May-1971 D. Sen became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 29/03/77).
6-May-1971 India refutes allegations that it has meddled in Pakistan’s civil war.
6-May-1993 Violence in Orissa state secretariat, CM manhandled.
6-May-1997 12 persons killed and eight seriously injured in two blasts in east Delhi.
6-May-2000 Saurav Ganguly wins the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award 1999-2000.
6-May-2000 Benoy Krishna Chowdhury (89), veteran freedom fighter and prominent CPI(M) leader, died at a Government Hospital in Calcutta.