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.
Swami Vivekanand established Ramkrishna Mission.
May Day was first observed in Chicago, USA. Work, Social activities, Rest, for 8 Hours.
Madame Bhikaji Cama secretly left London and went to France where she was wrote and spoke about the cruelty of Britishers.
Rameshwar Shukla ‘Anchal’, modern Hindi poet, novelist and essay writer, was born.
Madhu Limaye, great politician, freedom fighter, writer and national leader, was born at Pune, Maharashtra.
Under the leadership of Singaravelu Chettiar, the first May day was celebrated in India.
Marathi magzine `Digdarshan’ was published.
Congress Working Committee accepts Partition in principle.
Baroda State merged into Bombay Province.
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.
Old Bombay province was divided between Maharashtra and Gujrat States.
Ravishankar University was established at Raipur in Madhya Pradesh.
Marathi becomes the official language of Maharashtra.
All fuel coal mines were nationalised.
All non-fuel Coal Mines fields were nationalised.
Janata Party was established.
Amravati University established.
The Bofors Deal.
Narayan Ganesh Goray, socialist stalwart, 86, passed away in Pune.
Political party Shiromani Akali Dal was established.
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.
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.
The Konkan Railway running for 760-km is dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This was an extention from Ratnagiri.
India and Peru sign agreements on space technology and agriculture during the visit of Indian President K. R. Narayanan there.