Today in History – 31 May

today in history-31 May

1756

Jose Cusodio Faria was born in Candolim of Goa. He was a revolutionary scientist and also known as Abbe Faria

1818

Samachar Darpan, the first vernacular newspaper, was published in Bengali language by Carey and Marshman from Serampore.

1891

Buddhagaya Mahabodhi Society, an organization to encourage Buddhist studies in India and abroad, was established by a Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala

1935

7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing approx 50,000

1947

Gandhiji declared that peace must precede partition, and he would not be party to India’s vivisection.

1970

Indira Gandhi called for international help as the civil war in Bangladesh, or East Pakistan had turned two million people into refugees. Many of them were suffering from cholera and smallpox. The authorities of West Pakistan refused to care for them, and India couldn’t afford to.

1977

Major Premchand and Naik Nima Dorji Sherpa, in the team on Indian Army Treckers, reached the peak of Kanchenjunga. They were the first Indians to reach this peak.

1981

First developmental launch of SLV-3, Rohini (RS-D1) placed in orbit. It was used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.

1995

Statute Bill, a constitutional amendment bill, introduced in Lok Sabha to extend reservation in jobs and in promotion for SCs and STs.

1998

B. R. Rawat, an Indian diplomat, was assaulted by a Pakistani private security guard in Islamabad.

2008

Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.

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