Today in History – 5 May

today in history 5 may

1818

Karl Marx, great journalist, chief editor, writer and social worker, was born at Trier, Germany.

1895

On this day the first color cartoon strip – the Yellow Kid – made its debut. Today it is celebrating its 121st birthday as World Cartoonist Day.

1903

Former minister William Petty declared Persian Gulf a part of British dominion in India.

1903

Tirupur Subramaniam Avinashilingam Chettiar, freedom fighter, educationist and politician, was born at Tirupur (Tamil Nadu).

1930

Gandhiji was arrested and imprisoned without trial. As a result there was ”hartal” (strike)all over India. Over 100,000 people were jailed before the end of the year.

1944

Gandhi-Jinnah talks broke down on Pakistan issue.

1946

Simla Conference in session from May 5 to May 12; Gandhiji’s deliberations proved unfractuous.

1955

Indian parliament accepted Hindu divorce.

1966

Jan Congress Party was established in Orissa.

1986

Controversial Muslim Women Bill passed by Lok Sabha.

1992

Prithvi, India’s medium range surface-to-surface missile, successfully launched.

1993

Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], famous Indian guru, passed away at 73 yrs.

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