This Day in History on 11 May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 11th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- National Technology Day (India)
1878: First meeting of Marathi book writers.
1888: Phule was bestowed with the title of Mahatma
1987: President’s rule imposed in Punjab.
1998: Three momentous events took place on the day that did the nation proud. Firstly, three underground nuclear tests at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, which included a hydrogen bomb, were tested; secondly, the successful test firing of the ‘Trishul Missile’ and thirdly, the maiden Certification test flight of ‘Hansa-3’, the first-all Composite indigenous two seater aircraft.
1999: Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence on four of the 26 accused, life imprisonment to three and acquitted the remaining 19 people.
1857: Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1920: The decision of Oxford University to give women access to graduation
Birthday / Anniversary:
1888: Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist, writer and connoisseur of music and arts, was born.
1895: Jiddu Krishnamurti, the great Indian profound philosopher of international repute, was born at Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.
1930: Ganesh Narayan R, great Industrialist, was born.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1885: Krishnamohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist of Bengal, passed away.
2009: Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)