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…

On This Day | 10 May

On this day:1857: Indian Sepoy Mutiny against rule by the British East India Company begins in Meerut 1994: Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president 2000: India’s population reaches 1 billion. Delhi’s baby girl Aastha chosen as a symbolic billionth Gone on this day:1774: Louis XV of France

On This Day | 09 May

On this day: 2012: The brand-new Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crashes 1960: The first birth control pill, Enovid, is approved Born on this day: 1837: Adam Opel, German engineer, founded the Opel Company 1866: Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian social reformer and freedom fighter, born in Kotluk, Bombay Presidency Gone on Read more…

On This Day | 08 May

On this day:1886: Coca-Cola is invented by Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John Styth Pemberton 1933: MK Gandhi begins a three week fast in protest against British oppression in India 1978: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climb Mount Everest without oxygen supply Born on this day:1884: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of Read more…

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…

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