Today in History – 12 May

today in history 12 may


Sun City India founded by Rao in Jodhpur.


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj met Aurangzeb and was arrested.


After a siege that began on April 2, 1780, Americans suffered their worst defeat of the revolution on this day in 1780, with the unconditional surrender of Major General Benjamin Lincoln to British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton and his army of 10,000 at Charleston, South Carolina.


Gandhiji supported the “Home Rule” for India in the name of ”justice and for good of human beings”.


Rash Behari Bose, a revolutionary leader, left India by boarding a Japanese steamer ”Sanuki Maru” under assumed name of P. N. Tagore to dodge the British forces.


Admiral R. H. Tahiliyani, former Navy Chief of India was born.


At London’s Westminster Abbey, George VI and his consort, Lady Elizabeth, were crowned king and queen of the United Kingdom as part of a coronation ceremony that dates back more than a millennium.


S Vijaya Laxmi Pandit, first woman foreign ambassador, was received in US.


Washington welcomed its first female ambassador, India’s Shrimati Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.


The PM laid the foundation stone for the National Museum.


Sardar Sikandar Hayat, President of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, resigned.


Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar, social reformer, passed away at Madras.


Britain’s HMS Hermes became Indian Navy’s second aircraft carrier named INS Viraat.


Ms. Santosh Yadav (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) became the second Indian woman to set foot atop Mt. Everest.


Lok Sabha okayed extension of President’s rule in the former BJP-ruled states.


Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.


Supreme court stayed Tamil Nadu Governor’s orders allowing Dr. Subramaniam Swamy to prosecute Chief Minister Dr. Jayalalitha under Prevention of Corruption Act.


Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan agreed to set up joint working groups on a range of issues to be identified by Foreign Secretaries.


Bill Clinton, US President, asked India to sign the CTBT.

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