Ajax Loader On This Day | 16 May

On this day:

1960: Theodore Maiman fires the first functional laser

1975: Sikkim becomes a part of India

1975: Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest

2003: Calcutta high court rules Calcutta does not have a birthday and that British East India employee Job Charnock is not the city’s founder as previously claimed

Born on this day:

1831: David Edward Hughes, Welsh/American scientist, co-invented the microphone

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