On This Day in History | Today 11 May

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What Happened On This Day in History

  • 1752: Fire insurance policy launched in Philadelphia, USA.
  • 1784: Treaty entered into between British and Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.
  • 1833: 215 people were killed when a ship going from America to Quebec crashed into the Atlantic ocean after hitting the ice of the lady of the lake.
  • 1940: British broadcasting service started its Hindi service.
  • 1951: President Rajendra Prasad inaugurate the newly constructed Somnath temple.
  • 1962: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected the president of India. He succeeded Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
  • 1965: 17000 people died in a cyclone storm in Bangladesh.
  • 1988: France conducts nuclear tests.
  • 1995: More than 170 countries find the nuclear-known proliferation Treaty in New York City, USA.
  • 1998: India announces three nuclear tests at Pokhran in Rajasthan.
  • 1998: Europe’s first currency become the euro’s first coin.
  • 1999: India celebrated National technology day on 11th May to mark the successful testing of the Shakti I Nuclear missile at the Indian army Pokhran test range in Rajasthan the Pokhran nuclear test was conducted on 11 May 1998.
  • 2000: according to population watch. India’s population reached 1 billion.
  • 2005: the World bank appointed a neutral expert resolve the Indo-Pak differences over the bagalihar project.
  • 2007: Bahujan samaj party secured a majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election and party leader Mayawati took over as chief minister.
  • 2008: Scientists at Cornell University in New York designed the country’s first genetically modified human embryo.
  • 2010: The constitutional best of the Supreme Court of India said in an important decision that the state government has the right to grand reservation in panchayats and local elections.
  • 2020: para-athlete Deepa Malik announces her retirement from Paralympic games as an officer and Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).

On This Day in History 11 May

Borns On This Day in History

  • 1912: Storyteller and writer Sadat Hasan Manto was born.
  • 1918: India’s famous classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai was born.

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