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.