11 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 11 May

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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.

Important Days:

  • National Technology Day (India)

Important Events:

Jyotirao Phule

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:

Jiddu Krishnamurti,

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:

Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral

1885: Krishnamohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist of Bengal, passed away.
2009: Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)

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