On This Day | 15 May

On this day:1718: The world’s first machine gun, called Puckle Gun, is patented by James Puckle 1928: The first Mickey Mouse film, Plane Crazy, is screened 1940: The first McDonald’s fast food restaurant opens Born on this day: 1817: Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer 1907: Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter Read more…

On This Day | 14 May

On this day:1796: The first smallpox vaccination is administered by Edward Jenner 1948: Israel becomes an independent state 1955: The Warsaw Pact is established between eight communist bloc countries 1962: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan elected second President of India Born on this day: 1984: Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook Gone on this Read more…

On This Day | 13 May

On this day:1952: Jawaharlal Nehru becomes prime minister of India 1952: The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting 1998: India carries out its fourth and fifth nuclear tests at Pokhran. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India. Born on Read more…

On This Day | 12 May

On this day:1459: Jodhpur, Sun City, founded by Rao Jodhpur in India 1941: The world’s first programmable, fully automatic computer Z3 is presented 1949: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, first foreign woman ambassador received in USA Born on this day: 1820: Florence Nightingale, Italian/English nurse 1895: Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Songs of Read more…

On This Day | 11 May

On this day: 868: The earliest surviving dated printed book, Diamond Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism, is produced in China 1998: India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device Born on this day: 1904: Salvador DalĂ­, Spanish painter 1918: Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate Gone Read more…

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