Today in History – 25 May

today in history 25 may

1606

Guru Arjun Dev, spiritual leader of Sikhs and Hindus, was massacred at the instruction of Emperor Jahangir.

1611

Emperor Jahangir married Meherunnisa, widow of Sher Afghan. She recieved the title Noor Jahan.

1787

Four years after the United States won its independence from England, 55 state delegates, including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin, convened in Philadelphia to compose a new U.S. constitution.

1862

Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson notched a victory at the First Battle of Winchester, Virginia, as part of his brilliant campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.

1877

Sir John Lawrence–passenger steamer of McLean & Co. of Calcutta–sank near the coastline of Orrisa in a storm. This ship carried 732 passengers.

1886

Rash Behari Basu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, was born at Palara Bighati village, West Bengal.

1899

Nazrul Islam, revolutionary and Bengali poet, was born in Churulia village of Burdwan district.

1915

Mahatma Gandhi established Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad.

1917

Abdul Vavakunju Ummasalumma Khader, freedom fighter, was born in Kerala. He was hanged on September 10,
1943.

1924

Ashutosh Mukerjee, famous educationalist, passed away in Dumraon at Bihar .

1933

All young Hindus aged between 12 and 25 years were forced to carry identity cards to prevent spread of terrorism.

1941

5,000 drowned in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India.

1941

Sagarmal Gopa, a devoted patriot and freedom fighter, was arrested in Jaisalmer. He wrote two books “Jaisalmer Rajya ka Gunda Shasan” and “Raghunath Singh Ka Mukadma” for which he was prohibited to enter in Jaisalmer.

1954

Maharshee Rajratna ‘Manikrao’ (Gajanan Yashwant Manik), physical expert, passed away.

1965

Independent India had further clashes with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, one over the intractable Kashmir dispute and the other over Bangladesh. A border war was also fought with China in 1962 in the North-Eastern region, which resulted in the loss of Aksai Chin in Ladakh and smaller areas in the North-east. India continues to dispute sovereignty over these areas.

1979

Commercial Unity Day started.

1991

Indian, UN Angola Verification Mission – I ended (UNAVEM – I June 89 – May 91)

1993

Kazakhstan offered Baikonur facilities to India.

1995

Parliament gave assent to Budget and passes Finance Appropriation Bill.

1996

Maharashta govt. announced decision to revive Sri Krishna Commission set up to probe the 1993 Mumbai riots.

1999

India blasted its way into the global satellite launch vehicle market with the PSLV-C2 deploying two foreign satellites besides the Indian remote sensing satellite, IRS-P4.

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