Today in History – 13 May

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Today in History 13 May


Construction of the Red Fort at Dehli was completed.


Sir Ronald Ross, bacteriologist, member of Indian Medical service, Nobel awardee and editor of ‘Science Progress’, was born at Almora, UP.


Maharashtra Granthalay Sangh was established.


The first Indian Navy air station INS Garuda was commissioned at Venduruthy, the naval base in Cochin.


Bharat Ratna, India’s highest award, was given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963).


Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) retired from the post of first President.


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) became the second President of India. He held this office till May 13, 1967.


Dr. Zakir Hussain became the Vice President (1962-67).


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) retired from the post of second President.


Dr. Zakhir Hussain became 3rd President of India. He was the first Muslim President of Indian Union. He held this position till August 24, 1969.


General Insurance nationalized.


Renowned environmentalist Maurice F. Strong chosen for the Jawaharlal Nehru International Understanding award for 1992.


Telecom sector opened to private companies under the new national policy announced in Parliament.


M. Karunanidhi (DMK) sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM.


Lara Dutta (21), who said beauty pageants give women a platform to ”voice our choices and opinions”, was named Miss Universe 2000 in the Cyprus capital Nicosia.

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