1834

East India Company annexed Coorg. King Raja Veer Rajendra, who was a cruel ruler, after formally declaring a war had captured Durg State.

1849

Bethune College of Calcutta was established in the upper class families and it was started for female education.

1861

Guru Dev Rabindranath Thakur alias Tagore, novelist, painter, educationist and freedom fighter, was born in Calcutta

1889

Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, freedom fighter, journalist and Padmabhushan awardee, was born.

1902

On this day in 1902, Martinique’s Mount Pele begins the deadliest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The following day, the city of Saint Pierre, which some called the Paris of the Caribbean, was virtually wiped off the map.

1907

The First Electric Tramway service commenced in Bombay (Mumbai). This service was inaugurated by Municipality Chairman Vallabhdas Thakersey and Municipal Commissioner Sheppard at 5.30 p.m. This tram was well decorated and destined from Municipal Office upto Crawford Market.

1912

Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati novelist and story writer, was born.

1958

Acharya Kripalani elected leader of a new opposition group in the Lok Sabha.

1973

The foundation stone was laid of Itanagar, the new capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

1990

Foundation stones are laid in Ayodhya for a new temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama as Hindu nationalism rises. Government disallows the Shilanyas.

1990

Government of India bans strikes in any service in any oil field or refinery under the Essential Services Maintenance Act.

1994

Dr. G.V. Satyavati, by taking over as the new Director-General of ICMR in July 1994, became the first women  scientist in the country to head not only ICMR but any Research agency in independent India.

1994

Ustad Jahiruddin Dagar Nasir, famous classical singer of Dhrupad-Dhamar, passed away at the age of 62 in Bareilly.

1994

On May 7, 1994, Norway’s most famous painting, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo. The fragile painting was recovered undamaged at a hotel in Asgardstrand, about 40 miles south of Oslo.

1996

Third and final phase of polling begins for 185 LS constituencies and 154 assembly constituencies; 55 to 60% turnout was witnessed and there was widespread violence in Bihar.

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