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May- in history(Second half)

Updated on October 19, 2013
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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.

May 16

1960-Establishment of International Telex service between India and U.K.

May 17

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'.

May 18

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

 Agni missile
Agni missile
 Rajiv with Sonia in England
Rajiv with Sonia in England
  nuclear explosion
nuclear explosion
 Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
 Bachendri pal
Bachendri pal
 Hocky stcks and ball
Hocky stcks and ball
 Pandit Jawaharlal nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal nehru
 V.D.Sawarkar-in the background is the cellular jail in Andamans;Indian postage stamp
V.D.Sawarkar-in the background is the cellular jail in Andamans;Indian postage stamp
 Mount Everest-ever challenging!
Mount Everest-ever challenging!
 King RanaPratap-symbol of chivulrusness
King RanaPratap-symbol of chivulrusness
 Statue of RanaPratap at Udaipur,his capital
Statue of RanaPratap at Udaipur,his capital

May 20

1964-birth of P.T.Usha,renowned athlete

1991-Assasination of Rajiv Gandhi,former prime minister of India

May-21

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

May 22

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

May 23

1984-Miss Bachendri pal, a 30 year old young lady from India, climbs Mount Everest, and becomes first Indian woman,to conquer it.

May 24

*Common Wealth Day

May25

1886-Birth of Ross Bihari Bose, freedom fighter in India

May 26

1928- Indian Hockey team wins for the first time in International match

May 27

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.

May 28

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.

May 29

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.

May 30

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.

May 31

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'

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    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 

      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Interesting hub and thanks for sharing.

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      10 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Mon,

      telex service was there in other parts of the world before. But, between India and outer world, it statrted only in 1960

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      monitor 

      10 years ago from The world.

      May 16th 1960. Telex service! Isn't that amazing. Look how far we have all come in such a short time. Thank you for the news.

      Your fan.

      Mon.

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      10 years ago from Tumkur

      Yes Chef,Regarding the end of heroes, we can notice two points.

      1. Bad heroes(usually dictaters,like Hitler) will be either killed or they commit suicide.No dictater in the world has so far died a peaceful death.

      2. Really great people like Mahathma Gandhi etc may get killed because other people cannot rise to their level.They are not often toleratred.

      In India Mahathma Gandhi(WE don't address him as G.Gandhi,at any time) is always adored.

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      Chef Jeff 

      10 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      It seems that most heroifigures end up getting killed by either jealous rivals or traitors in their midst. Others are killed because they are fighting for the people, like Robert Kennedy & Martin Luther King, to mention but a few. Mahatma Gandhi also fought for people, and look what happened to him.

      I don't know the current status of Gandhi G in India, but here he is still considered a hero for trying to make India a better place by making it united and free. It is also my understanding that calling him Gandhi G is a sign of respect, Is that true?

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      10 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks to all well wishers. Some hubbers are writing good articles on Indian history here alone. Interested people may visit thier hubs.One such important writer I wish to mention is Mrs.Rudra.

      The war of 1572was between Rajput king RanaPratap and mughal prince Saleem.Mughal emporrers hadconquered many parts of Rajasthan but They could not defeat RanaPratap.He foghut bravely against Mughals to preserve the freedom of his princely state-Mewad.But ultimately he was killed.

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      Roberta Kyle 

      10 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Very informative hub-- thank you so much for all this. I too find I am woefully uninformed about Indian history and culture. I remember Nehru's death and the nuclear tests but I know nothing about Indian freedom fighters and the historic war that took place in 1576. I look forward to more from you.

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      Georgiakevin 

      10 years ago from Central Georgia

      Found this very interesting. I know very little about India

    • Chef Jeff profile image

      Chef Jeff 

      10 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      Thank you some interesting historic events in India. I learned some new things today and I hope you will write more about the history, culture & people of India. I have always been fascinated by the religious life and the food of India.

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