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 | 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…

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)

On This Day | 25 April

On this day: 1859: Construction of the Suez Canal begins 1953: The double helix structure of DNA described for the first time Born on this day: 1961: Dinesh D’Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama’s America), born in Mumbai

On This Day | 24 April

On this day: 1311: General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India 1929: First non-stop England to India flight takes-off 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into Earth orbit Born on this day: 1929: Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born Read more…

On This Day | 23 April

On this day: 1984: The discovery of the virus causing AIDS is announced 2005: The first YouTube video is posted Born on this day: 1858: Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day: 1616: William Shakespeare, English playwright 1992: Satyajit Ray, Indian director

On This Day | 22 April

On this day: 1930: Indian revolutionaries battle British troops in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong, Bengal province. 1945: Adolf Hitler admits defeat 1977: Optical fiber is used for telephone transmissions for the first time Born on this day: 1724: Immanuel Kant, Russian/German philosopher Gone on this day: 2013: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Read more…

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