Today in History – 12 May

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today in history 12 may

1459

Sun City India founded by Rao in Jodhpur.

1666

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj met Aurangzeb and was arrested.

1780

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.

1906

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

1915

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.

1930

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

1937

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.

1949

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

1952

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

1955

The PM laid the foundation stone for the National Museum.

1966

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

1984

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

1987

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

1992

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

1993

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

1993

Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.

1995

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

1997

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

1998

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

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