On This Day | 07 May

On this day:1895: Alexander Popov demonstrates the world’s first radio receiver 1945: Germany’s Nazi regime surrenders unconditionally 1946: Sony is founded as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering. Born on this day:1711: David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, philosopher 1812: Robert Browning, English poet 1861: Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Read more…

On This Day | 06 May

On this day:1542: Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, then capital of Portuguese India 1909: Indian nationalist Sri Aurobindo acquitted in the Alipore Bomb Case in Calcutta, India 1994: The Channel Tunnel linking the United Kingdom with France is opened Born on this day:1856: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist Gone on this Read more…

On This Day | 05 May

On this day:1955: West Germany regains full sovereignty after World War II 1955: Indian parliament accepts Hindu divorce Born on this day:1479: Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru, born in Amritsar, Punjab, India 1818: Karl Marx, German philosopher 1861: Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and freedom fighter, born in Agra Gone Read more…

On This Day | 04 May

On this day:1675: King Charles II of England commissions the Royal Observatory in Greenwich 1904: The United States takes over the construction of the Panama Canal 1953: Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for Old Man and the Sea 1959: The Grammy is presented for the first time Born on Read more…

On This Day | 03 May

On this day:1939: The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Subhash Chandra Bose 1913: The first Indian full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra, is premiered  2019: Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State causing one of the biggest human evacuations of 1.2 million in India in a day Born on this day:1469: Read more…

On This Day | 02 May

On this day:1989: The Iron Curtain begins to fall as Hungary makes its border fence porous for those escaping East Germany 2018: Indian city of Kanpur declared world’s most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20 Born on this day:1921: Satyajit Ray, Indian director, Read more…

On This Day | 01 May

On this day:1489: Christopher Columbus proposes his idea to discover a western route to India to Spanish monarch, Isabella I. 1960: India’s Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states 1978: Naomi Uemura becomes of the first person to reach the North Pole alone Born on this day:1913: Balraj Sahni, Read more…

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 day: 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 Mussolini, Italian politician, Read more…

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