Today in History – 27 May

today in history 27 may

1857

Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.

1906

Gandhiji writes to his brother Lakshimidas, stating his disinterestedness in worldly possessions.

1906

Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika Day.

1910

Robert Koch, famous French scientist, passed away.

1918

In the early morning hours of May 27, 1918, the German army began the Third Battle of the Aisne with an attack on Allied positions at the Chemin des Dames ridge, in the Aisne River region of France.

1919

Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of modern Telgu language, author and social reformer, passed away.

1919

Sugere C. Sullivan and William C. Taylor were issued a patent for the Pyrex glass. Pyrex is the trademark for their Sodium borosilicate glass.

1930

Jayaprakash Narayan, Labour Research Cell, arrested after Dandi March.

1930

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was arrested during Salt Movement.

1930

India’s major cities seethed with unrest following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and thousands of his followers in the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. Due to Civil unrest in Bombay,  at least six persons were killed and sixty injured.

1937

On this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco with Marin County, California, officially opened amid citywide celebration.Named for the narrow strait that marked the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge was constructed from January 1933 to May 1937. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, at 4,200 feet.

1941

On May 27, 1941, the British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000.

1948

The trial of nine men accused of assassination of Gandhi initiated before a special court judge that ended on 30th Dec.

1951

Taraporewala Aquarium was inaugurated at Mumbai by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

1952

The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.

1952

United Nationalist Party and the Indian Democratic Party combined to form one opposition party – National Democratic Party with Dr. S. P. Mukherjee as leader.

1957

Copyright Act was passed.

1964

Gulzarilal Nanda was entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964.

1964

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister and architect of modern India, passed away at the age of 74.

1968

Second Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding was given to Reverend Martin Luther King posthumously.

1972

Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and U.S. President Richard Nixon, meeting in Moscow, signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements. At the time, these agreements were the most far-reaching attempts to control nuclear weapons ever.

1995

National Centre for Labour launched in Bangalore to give a boost to the unorganised worker’s movement in India.

1996

A. B. Vajpayee, PM, saught vote of confidence in his 12-day old govt.

1998

Minoo Masani, 92, co-founder of the Swatantra party, passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.

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