On This Day | 30 April

On this day: 1789: George Washington becomes the first U.S. President 1955: Imperial Bank of India nationalized 1993: CERN announces that World Wide Web protocols will remain free 2013: Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared “The First Superstar of Indian cinema” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Born on this Read more…

On This Day | 29 April

On this day: 1997: The Chemical Weapons Convention becomes effective Born on this day: 1803: James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta 1848: Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore Gone on this day: 1980: Alfred Hitchcock, English director, producer

On This Day | 28 April

On this day: 2001: Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist in history 2018: Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village Born on this day: 1795: Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), born in Bengal, British India 1908: Oskar Schindler, Czech/German businessman Gone on this day: 1945: Benito Read more…

On This Day | 27 April

On this day: 1911: Indian passive resistance is suspended when General J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi 1961: Sierra Leone becomes an independent republic Born on this day: 1593: Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum 1791: Samuel Read more…

On This Day | 26 April

On this day: 1929: First non-stop England to India flight lands 1986: The worst nuclear disaster in history occurs in Chernobyl Born on this day: 1950: L. Shankar, Indian-born American violinist, singer and composer, born in Madras Gone on this day: 1920: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (number theory)