Today in History – 14 May

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today in history 14 may

1657

Dharmavir Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was born at Purandar fort.

1787

On this day in 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin to assemble in Philadelphia to confront a daunting task: the peaceful overthrow of the new American government as defined by the Article of Confederation. Although the convention was originally supposed to begin on May 14, James Madison reported that a small number only had assembled. Meetings had to be pushed back until May 25, when a sufficient quorum of the participating states—Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia—had arrived.

1864

On this day, Union and Confederate troops clash at Resaca, Georgia. This was one of the first engagements in a summer-long campaign by Union General William T. Sherman to capture the Confederate city of Atlanta. The spring of 1864 saw a determined effort by the Union to win the war through major offensives in both the eastern and western theaters. In the east, Union General Ulysses S. Grant took on Confederate General Robert E. Lee, while Sherman applied pressure on the Army of the Tennessee, under General Joseph Johnston, in the west. The Atlanta campaign was dictated by the hilly terrain of northern Georgia.

1904

The Third Olympiad of the modern era, and the first Olympic Games to be held in the United States, opens in St. Louis, Missouri. The 1904 Games were actually initially awarded to Chicago, Illinois, but were later given to St. Louis to be staged in connection with the St. Louis World Exposition. Like the Second Olympiad, held in Paris in 1900, the St. Louis Games were poorly organized and overshadowed by the world’s fair.

1907

Muhammad Ayub Khan, Pakistani president, was born.

1914

Ekanath Dattatreya Kulkarni, educationist and writer, was born at Bhaloni, Tal Pandharpur.

1923

Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, one of the founder members of Indian Congress and social reformer, passed away.

1954

President issued an order extending application of Indian Constitution to Kashmir with the concurrence of the State government.

1955

The Soviet Union and seven of its European satellites signed a treaty establishing the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states.

1956

Govt announced that decimal coinage to be introduced in India from April 1, 1957.

1960

The first plane of India flew upto New York.

1963

Dr. Raghuvir, a famous linguist and President of Jansangh, passed away.

1973

Skylab, America’s first space station, was successfully launched into an orbit around the earth. Eleven days later, U.S. astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard the space station.

1976

Pakistan and India agreed to resume diplomatic ties.

1978

Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, passed away.

1982

All India Radio renamed as ‘Akashwani’ but it’s Urdu service yet announces that it’s All India Radio.

1992

LTTE banned in India.

1994

LTTE banned for the second time under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

1994

RBI announced tight monetary policy.

1996

H.D. Deve Gowda elected leader of the third front as its prime ministerial candidate.

2000

L. K. Advani, Union Home Minister, announced the extension of the ban on the LTTE by two more years.

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