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Significance of April(Second half)

Updated on March 9, 2013
      Ramanath Goenka-The fearless jounalist
Ramanath Goenka-The fearless jounalist
    R.Goenka-another picture
R.Goenka-another picture

Second part of April

Second part of April month has witnessed many important events in history. Some of them are below.

April 16

1853- Indian railways runs its first train between main railway station in Mumbai, to Thane,

April 17

1479-Suradas, Famous Hindi poet, born

*World Haemophilia Day.

April 18

1904- Birth of Ramanath Goenka, founder of INDIAN EXPRESS group of


1955- Death of Albert Einstein

*World Heritage Day


1975- India launches its first satellite-ARYABHATA


1960- India starts its first Boeing 707 jet flight, to London

1993- India successfully launches its rocket missile-Rohini

1889- Birth of Adolf hitler


*Observed as 'Secreteries Day'.

1971-Indian Govt. establishes 'BharathiyaProject andMaterial Nigam' to manage the material needs of big projects.


*Observed as 'Earth Day'.

1958-Indian Navy Gets first chief in the form of Admiral R.D.Katari


*Observed as 'World Book and Copyright Day'


1942- Death of Pandith Deenanath Mangeshkar, famous Marathi singer and father of famous playback singer-Latha Mangeshkar.

1973-Birth of SACHIN TENDULKAR,the celebrated batsman.


1982- Regular telecast in colour, begins from NewDelhi


1920-Great mathematician Ramanujan, dies at the young age of 32.

1999-World record in marathon Disco dancing for 463 hours set by Indian disco dancer-V.R.P. Menon


1878-Calcutta University decides to extend the approval of women for higher education in Universities.


1919- U.N.O established with itsheadquarters in U S A.

*Observed as 'Green Consumers Day'.


2001-Death of Babu Tshering , who had climbed Everest 11 times. He belonged to Nepal.

*Observed as 'World Dance Day"


1979- George Wahington elected as first president of America.

1945-Adolf Hitler, the dictater, commits suicide.

So is the importance of these days in history. Is it not a wonder taht everyday hides in its womb so many secrets of history!



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      6 years ago from Tumkur

      I collected material for this hub from various sources. i am happy that my effort reached at least some.

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      6 years ago

      Very nice information


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