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May- in history(Second half)
In second half of May.....
In my previous article i had tried toTrace out some important events which had taken place in the first half of May. Now I shall try to narrate importaant things which had takenplace in the second half of May.
1960-Establishment of International Telex service between India and U.K.
1976-India was put on world ski map as four Indians skied down the slopes
of Trishul peak in the Himalayan mountain ranges.
*Observed as' World telecommunication Day'.
1974-India conduct her first Nulear test
*Death of Sir Jamshedji Tata, the celebrated industrialist of India and founder of Indian Institute of Science
2002-New nation, East Timor, comes into existence
1964-birth of P.T.Usha,renowned athlete
1991-Assasination of Rajiv Gandhi,former prime minister of India
1932-Bipin chandra Pal, vetern freedom fighter of India,dies
*Celebrated as 'Anti-terroists Day'
1994-Miss Sushmitha Sen, Indian beauty,crowned as Miss Universe,at Manila
1772-Birth of RajaRamMohan Roy,famous social reformer in India,who fought to stop sathi system, and women's education.
1989-India launches AGNI missile, and acquires IRBM status
1984-Miss Bachendri pal, a 30 year old young lady from India, climbs Mount Everest, and becomes first Indian woman,to conquer it.
*Common Wealth Day
1886-Birth of Ross Bihari Bose, freedom fighter in India
1928- Indian Hockey team wins for the first time in International match
1951- Famous Tarapurwala aquarium at Mumbai,was inaugurated.It hosts different varieies of aquatic animals for viewing.Perhaps it's the best aquarium in India
1964-Death of Pandit Jawaharl Nehru,the first prime minister of India, who held that post for 17 years.
1883-Birth of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar , who was a vetern freedom fighter for India.He was a brrister. educated in London, studied history to the depth, and raised a team of revolutionary fighters to fight against British rule in India.He was given 50 years imprisonment by the British rule.His book '1857-First war of Indian independence' is a good book even today, on the topic. HE was imprisoned in the cellular jail in Andamans,Which is now a freedom memorial.
1953- The day on Mount Everest(Gowrishkara peak on Himalayas) was conqered by man. Sir Edmound Hillary and Shera Tenzing climbed the peak for the first time.
1576-The historic war took place at Haldi Ghati In present Rajasthan.The war took place between famous Warrioe king RanaPratap and Mughal prince Saleem.Rana Pratap is an unforgettable ruler hero in the history of India. The name of his favourite horse was 'CHETAK'.Famous scooter company in India, has named one of its popular scooter brand after the name of this horse.
A very good monument is raised in honour of this Rana Pratap at Udaipur in Rajasthan.It is a park,worth visiting.
Rana Pratap sadly lost that Haldi ghati war.
1818-First news paper in regional language started publishing in India. It was in Hindi and its name was 'Samachar Darshan'.
* * The day is observed as 'ANTI-TOBACCO DAY'