Today in History – 11 May

today in history 11 may

1626

Malik Ambar of Ahmednagar’s Nijamshahi kingdom, passed away.

1885

Krishnamohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist of Bengal, passed away.

1888

Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist, writer and connoisseur of music and arts, was born.

1895

Jiddu Krishnamurti, great Indian philosopher of international repute, was born at Madanapalle, Andhra Predesh. His famous book “Song of Life” contains most of his philosophical thoughts and teachings.

1919

Troops under General Barrett inflicted a sharp reverse on the invading Afghans at Bagh Springs. The whole of the frontier area was up in arms with tribesmen threatening Landi Khotal and martial law had been proclaimed in Peshawar. It was expected however that General Barrett, well equipped with guns and airplanes, would soon control the situation. Reports had been reaching London for some time about the possibility of an Afghan incursion following the murder of the pro-British Emir Habibullah. His third son, Amanullah Khan, who took over the throne, was known to be hostile toward the government of India.

1934

On this day in 1934, a massive storm sent millions of tons of topsoil flying from across the parched Great Plains region of the United States as far east as New York, Boston and Atlanta.

1965

The first of two cyclones in less than a month killed 35,000 people in the country.

1970

A bill for setting up of “North Eastern Council” was passed.

1987

President’s rule imposed in Punjab.

1995

In central Kashmir, militants burnt the Charar-e-Sherif shrine (the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Noorudin Noorani) built in 1460 by Zain-ul- Abidin.

1998

Three momentous events took place on the day that did the nation proud. Firstly, three underground nuclear tests at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, which included a hydrogen bomb, were tested; secondly, the successful test firing of the ‘Trishul Missile‘ and thirdly, the maiden Certification test flight of ‘Hansa-3’, the first-all Composite indigenous two seater aircraft.

1999

Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence on four of the 26 accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, reduced to life imprisonment the sentence on three others and acquits the remaining 19.

Related Articles:

Today in History – 10 May

Today in History – 9 May

Today in History – 8 May

Today in History – 7 May

Recent Articles

Open Skies Treaty and US exit – All you need to know

What is Open Skies Treaty?Open Skies Treaty is an accord among 34 member nations, it allows participants to...

The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Neighbouring Countries of India

AfghanistanAfghanistan is a landlocked country that is located approximately in the centre of Asia. It is bordered by...

Inventions That Changed the World

“Nothing is permanent except a change.” You might have come across this quotation more than once in your lifetime. Here is the list of...

Industries Contributing to Indian Economy

The Indian Economy is the 9th largest economy of the world and also one of the fastest growing world economies. The most top industries...

Related Stories

Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox