Today in History – 1 May

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today in history 1 may1867

Sri Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao Pantulu, great freedom fighter, journalist, nationalist, politician, pioneer in library movement and litterateur, was born at Elakurru village in Gudivada Taluk, District Krishna.

1879

Swami Vivekanand established Ramkrishna Mission.

1886

May Day was first observed in Chicago, USA. Work, Social activities, Rest, for 8 Hours.

1909

Madame Bhikaji Cama secretly left London and went to France where she was wrote and spoke about the cruelty of Britishers.

1915

Rameshwar Shukla ‘Anchal’, modern Hindi poet, novelist and essay writer, was born.

1922

Madhu Limaye, great politician, freedom fighter, writer and national leader, was born at Pune, Maharashtra.

1923

Under the leadership of Singaravelu Chettiar, the first May day was celebrated in India.

1940

Marathi magzine `Digdarshan’ was published.

1947

Congress Working Committee accepts Partition in principle.

1948

Baroda State merged into Bombay Province.

1958

President Eisenhower proclaims Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. Three years later, Congress followed suit by passing a joint resolution establishing May 1 as Law Day.

1960

Old Bombay province was divided between Maharashtra and Gujrat States.

1964

Ravishankar University was established at Raipur in Madhya Pradesh.

1966

Marathi becomes the official language of Maharashtra.

1972

All fuel coal mines were nationalised.

1973

All non-fuel Coal Mines fields were nationalised.

1977

Janata Party was established.

1983

Amravati University established.

1987

The Bofors Deal.

1993

Narayan Ganesh Goray, socialist stalwart, 86, passed away in Pune.

1994

Political party Shiromani Akali Dal was established.

1995

SAARC endorses South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) and establishes a South Asian Development Fund (SADF) for the economic and technical development of the subcontinent.

1996

International women’s master Anupama Gokhale of Bharat Petroleum becomes the first woman in the history of Indian chess to win an all-India level international rating tournament with her bagging the Mohammed Hassan memorial title.

1998

The Konkan Railway running for 760-km is dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This was an extention from Ratnagiri.

1998

India and Peru sign agreements on space technology and agriculture during the visit of Indian President K. R. Narayanan there.

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