Today in History – 5 May

today in history 5 may


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


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.


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


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


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.


Gandhi-Jinnah talks broke down on Pakistan issue.


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


Indian parliament accepted Hindu divorce.


Jan Congress Party was established in Orissa.


Controversial Muslim Women Bill passed by Lok Sabha.


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


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

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