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May-in history(First half)

Updated on October 26, 2009
 Maharashtra state
Maharashtra state
 A procession on labourer's Day
A procession on labourer's Day
  Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
 Rabindranath tagore-the poet who sung to the soul of India
Rabindranath tagore-the poet who sung to the soul of India
 Dr.Zakir Hussein
Dr.Zakir Hussein
  Nepolean Bonaparte
Nepolean Bonaparte
Motilal Nehru
Motilal Nehru
  Labourers in a coal mine
Labourers in a coal mine
 Late Dadasaheb Phalke
Late Dadasaheb Phalke

What happened in May?

In this article I venture to give some events that occured in the month of May


* Observed as 'World Labours Day' throughout the world, to hounour labourers.

1960-Formation of "Maharashtra state ' In India, as a result of reorganisation of states.Hence it is observed as-"Maharashtra Day' .


1921- Birth of Sathyajit Ray, famous film maker .


1969-death of Dr. Zakir Hussain, the 3rd president of India, who was an educationist and founder of Jamia milia University in New-Delhi.

*Observed as -Press Freedom Day.

*observed as-World ASthma Day'.


1854- First Indian postage stamp released.

*Observed as 'Coal Miners' Day'


1821- Napolean Bonaparte, dies.

1984- Phu Dorji of India, cilmbs Mount Everest, without Oxygen.


1861-Birth of Motilal Nehru, whose son(Jawaharlal Neru), grand daughter(Indira Gandhi), and great grand son(Rajiv Gandhi) became priministers of India.


1861- Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Laurette of India, was born


1962- Establishment of Ravindra Bharathi University

*World REd cRoss Day


1874- For the first time, horse drawn tram car runs on Mumbai streets

* Observed as' World Thalasmsaemia Day'.

May 10

1981- First day and night cricket match was played in Mumbai


1895- Birth of J. KrishnaMurthy,great philosopher from India.

*Observed as 'National Technology Day' In India


1876- birth of Florence nintingele,the 'Lady with the lamp'

who introduced valued reforms in nursing the patients.

*Observed as 'World Nurses Day'-

May -13

1913-Birth of DAdasaheb Phalke, father of Indian Cinema.In his honour, 'Phalke Award is being given to an Indian actor/actress/director-for outastanding contribution to Indian cinema


1973- Launching of First space station, 'Skylab' .


*observed as 'International Day of the Family'



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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 9 years ago from Tumkur

      It's so nice Anamika,let this point be apart of this article.I actually wanted to publish a note on the hubber's forum to my fans to indicate their dateir date of birth,so that I could include them in these articles.

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      Anamika S 9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Guess what is common between me and Maduri Dixit? There is lot in common.And one such similarity is that we both are born on the same day! May 15..

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 9 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Sister,

      Perhaps you are born after that date! LOL

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Nothing happened after 15th?! :) LOL

      Just having fun

      Best Regards