Today in History – 13 May

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Today in History 13 May

1648

Construction of the Red Fort at Dehli was completed.

1857

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

1949

Maharashtra Granthalay Sangh was established.

1953

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

1962

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

1962

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

1962

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

1962

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

1967

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

1967

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.

1971

General Insurance nationalized.

1994

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

1994

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

1996

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

2000

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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